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Welcome to our key page, introducing our smartcard and a great new way of buying and using tickets to travel on our buses.
**If you are under 19 and would like to order a key call us on 0845 894 2469**
How it works
Follow the steps below to get your key, buy your tickets and start using it!
- Register online for free
- Allow 2 working days for your key to arrive in the post*
- Log in and purchase your tickets
- Wait 48 hours for your product to be loaded
- Enjoy travelling with the key on Bluestar and enjoy added savings with key benefits!
Keep me - don't bin me!
Save with freedom
Freedom is the name of our period passes. You get unlimited travel on any of our buses in the zone that you have chosen. Don't forget from 30 June all Uni-Link buses will have new ticket machines and you can use your key on these too, giving you more choice.
If you only travel within Southampton (the yellow shaded area on the map) buy the Southampton version, otherwise choose the Network option for travel anywhere else. Download a PDF version of the network map and see the zones in more detail.
7 days £13
30 days £40
90 days £105
7 days £15 (normally £17)
30 days £55 (normall £65)
90 days £135 (normally £150)
7 days £22 (normally £24)
30 days £86 (normally £91)
90 days £195 (normally £205)
All tickets are valid for conseccutive days.
Multi-trip tickets now available in the Southampton Zone
This is a cheaper way of buying single journeys, and the more you buy the more you save. Each time you put your key on the reader one journey is deducted.
If you had previously just had the key in batches of 10, 20 or 30 you will need to go online and change to the 12, 24 or 36 trip options. If you need any further assistance please call us on 0845 894 2469.
Multi-trip on the key
12 trip £16
24 trip £30
36 trip £44
This is a cheaper way of buying dayriders, and the more you travel, the more you save. Each time you put your key on the reader a dayrider is validated for the duration of the day, for unlimited travel within the yellow Southampton zone.
You don't even need to use all your dayriders on consecutive days, they are saved for whenever you want to use them.
1 day £3.40
5 days £16
10 days £32
Special child fares will be coming to the key soon. If you are under 19 and would like to order a key, please call us on 0845 894 2469.
Get more from your key
As valued key customers, you can now make extra savings at lots of local venues simply by showing your key card.
What is the key?
The key is a smartcard that makes paying for bus travel in and around Southampton a whole lot cheaper. Instead of buying a paper ticket each time you travel, you load tickets onto the card in advance, online.
- top up online for the best discounts on your Southampton Freedom and Network Freedom tickets.
- new discounts and tickets will be coming online soon
Convenient and easy to use
- no more waiting to buy your ticket, or searching for change, just top up online
- easy to use – just put your key on the reader when you get onto the bus and wait for the green light
- load several products onto you key at any time for travel convenience
Security and peace of mind
- easy cancellation and replacement if your key is lost, damaged or stolen
- check what tickets you have remaining and manage your account online
- track your journey history
- travel by bus and reduce your carbon foot print
- the key can be topped up again and again cutting back on the use of paper
Been given a key? Bought one from the Bluestar Box? Register it here.
Got a question? See if our key FAQ page can help.