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unlock the potential with the key 

Welcome to our key page, introducing our smartcard and a great way of buying and using tickets to travel on our buses. Its cheaper too, you can save over 20% on ticket prices when you have a key.    Click here to watch our key video

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Here is a summary of period pass prices, so you can see how much you can save!


**If you are under 19 and would like to order a key call us on 0845 894 2469**


Other tickets available on the key

Multi-trip tickets 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.







Southampton dayrider

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.





How it works

Follow the steps below to get your key, buy your tickets and start using it!

  1. Register online for free
  2. Allow 2 working days for your key to arrive in the post*
  3. Log in and purchase your tickets
  4. Wait 48 hours for your product to be loaded
  5. Enjoy travelling with the key on Bluestar and enjoy added savings with key benefits!
*This should take no longer than 2 working days. If you key does not arrive, please email thekey@bluestarbus.co.uk.

Keep me - don't bin me!

Please look after your key and don’t throw it away. You can use the same key card time and time again by topping up online! Your first key is free, but you may be charged up to £5 for every additional card.

Been given a key? Bought one from the Bluestar Box? Register it here.

Register a key


Got a question? See if our key FAQ page can help.