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Dayrider tickets

Dayrider bus tickets ensure you get best value and are available for our different fare zones – City, SouthamptonSouthampton Plus & Network.

Paper tickets are available to buy from your driver using cash or a contactless 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.

Promotional 'City zone' tickets

The so-called 'City zone' are the routes that are wholly in the Southampton zone, ie they do not cross into the Southampton Plus or Network zones. These are the Bluestar 7, 16, 17 and 18.

We currently have two offers available for this zone:

Bluestar 16/18 Dayrider * Paper £3.20
App £3.20
Bluestar 7/16/17/18 Holiday Grouprider ^ Paper £6.00
App £6.00

*=The Bluestar 16/18 Dayrider is available buy and use anywhere on the Bluestar 16 and 18, and is also valid for use along parallel sections of Bluestar 3, 4, 7 and 17 (ie along Bitterne-City-Shirley/Millbrook corridor)

^=The Bluestar 7/16/17/18 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 (ie along Bitterne-City-Shirley-Lordshill corridor)

We reserve the right to withdraw or amend these tickets, their prices and/or their validity at any time.

Southampton Zone

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.

  Adult Child Group
App £3.70 -- £7.40
Paper £3.70 £2.80 £7.40

 SAVE with a bundle -  bundles of 5, 10 or 20 dayriders are available on the app or theKey:

  Price
Bundles of 5  £16.50
Bundles of 10 £33.00
Bundles of 20 £66.00

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.

  adult child group
App £6.00 --  £15.50 
Paper £6.00 £4.50 £15.50

SAVE with a bundle -  bundles of 5, 10 or 20 dayriders are available on the app or theKey:

  Price
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, including travel to Winchester, Romsey, Lymington, Hythe, Langley, Fawley & Calshot.

  Adult
App  £7.70
Paper £7.70

SAVE with a bundle -  bundles of 5, 10 or 20 dayriders are available on the app or theKey:

  Price
Bundles of 5 £38
Bundles of 10 £76
Bundles of 20 £152

Network Explorer zone

Explorer tickets are valid for travel across all Bluestar and Unilink services, plus our sister companies: morebus, Salisbury Reds and Damory buses.

  Adult Child Group
App £9.00 -- £24.00
Paper £9.00 £5.90 £24.00

Solent Go

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.

Restrictions:
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.

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