Day, multi-day and multi-trip tickets
Dayrider bus tickets ensure you get best value and are available for our different fare zones – 'Southampton City', 'Southampton', 'Southampton Plus' & 'Network'.
Paper tickets are available to buy:
- from the driver using cash or a contactless-enabled bank card or smartphone,
- via our mobile app - clickit2ride,
- or on our smartcard, theKey.
Group tickets are available too; a group is up to any 5 people travelling together.
If you only use the bus now and again multi-trip tickets are great, as these tickets don't have to be used consecutively.
Promotional 'Southampton City' zone tickets
The so-called 'Southampton City' zone includes our routes that are wholly in the Southampton zone, i.e. they do not cross into the Southampton Plus or Network zones. These are the Bluestar 7, 16, 17, 18 and 19.
We currently have two offers available for this zone:
|Southampton City 1 day*||Paper||£3.40|
|Southampton City 1 day Holiday Grouprider^||Paper||£6.30|
|Southampton City (B* 16 & B*18 only) 7 single trips**||App||£7|
* These are also valid for use along parallel sections of Bluestar 3 (between the city and Bitterne Leisure Centre) and Bluestar 4 (between the city and Lordshill Andromeda Road).
^ The Holiday Grouprider is available during school half terms as well as Christmas, Easter and Summer holidays, and is also valid for use along parallel sections of Bluestar 3 and 4 as listed in the note above.
** Also valid for use on Bluestar 3 between the City and Bitterne (Leisure Centre), on Bluestar 4 & 17 between the City and Shirley (Grange Road), and Bluestar 7 between the City and Millbrook (Borrowdale Road).
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend these tickets, their prices and/or their validity at any time.
Unlimited bus travel on any Bluestar and Unilink bus within the Southampton Zone, which is bounded by the M271 in the West and M27 to the north, but also includes Southampton Airport.
|Bundles of 5||£16.50|
|Bundles of 10||£33|
|Bundles of 20||£66|
Southampton zone multi-trip single tickets
A cheaper way of buying single bus trips; each time you travel one journey is deducted.
|12 trips||24 trips||36 trips|
Southampton Plus Zone
Unlimited bus travel on any Bluestar & Unilink bus within the Southampton Plus Zone, which includes the Southampton Zone plus Totton, Hedge End, Eastleigh and Chandlers Ford.
|Bundles of 5||£29.50|
|Bundles of 10||£59.00|
|Bundles of 20||£118.00|
Bluestar & Unilink Network Zone
Unlimited bus travel on all Bluestar and Unilink buses anywhere on our network, including travel to Winchester, Romsey, Lymington, Hythe, Langley, Fawley & Calshot.
|Bundles of 5||£39|
|Bundles of 10||£77|
|Bundles of 20||£153|
Network Explorer zone
Explorer tickets are valid for travel across all Bluestar and Unilink services, plus our sister companies: morebus, UNIBUS, Salisbury Reds and Damory buses.
The Solent Go travelcard allows travel in the South Hampshire area on any of the following travel operators: Bluestar, Unilink, Salisbury Reds, First, Stagecoach, Wheelers and Xelabus.
- On Bluestar 6: Valid only between Southampton - Ashurst.
- Cannot be used on Quayconnect or night buses (U1N).
- On Salisbury Reds X7/X7R: Valid only between Southampton city and Canada Corner (X7) or Romsey (X7R).
If you already have a Bluestar Key card you can purchase Solent Go tickets via our key portal and these will be added to your Key. Tickets are also available to buy on our mobile app.
|1 day||7 days||28 days|
|Solent Region (Paper, App, theKey)||£8||£30||£100|
|Southampton City (App, theKey)||£5||£20||£65|
For more information, you can visit the Solent Go website.