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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.

Tickets are available to buy from your driver using cash or a contactless, via our app - Clickit2Ride and on theKey

Group tickets are available too; a group is up to any 5 people travelling together. 

City Zone

These are valid on Bluestar 7, 16, 17 and 18.

For £3, a B*16/18 dayrider allows unlimited travel anywhere along the Bluestar 16 and 18 (plus travel on parallel sections of the Bluestar 3, 4, 7 and 17). More info can be found below.

7-day tickets are also available, find out more

Southampton Zone

Unlimited bus travel on any bluestar and unilink bus within the Southampton Zone, which is bounded by the M27 and M271 but also includes Southampton Airport.

  B*16/18 # adult child group


-- £3.70 -- --

the app

£3.00 £3.70 £2.70 £7.40


£3.00 £3.70 £2.70 £7.40

# These tickets can be used anywhere along the B*16 and 18 routes, plus between the City and Bitterne Sainsbury's on Bluestar 3, between the City and Shirley Precinct on Bluestar 4 & 17 and between the City and Millbrook, Borrowdale Road on Bluestar 7 (The 'City' Zone).

SAVE with a bundle -  bundles of 10 dayriders are available on the app or theKey for just £33.

Southampton Plus Zone

Unlimited bus travel on any bluestar & unilink bus within the Southampton Plus zone, which is the Southampton zone PLUS Totton, Hedge End, Eastleigh and Chandlers Ford.

  adult child group
theKey £5.80 -- £15.00
app £5.80 --  £15.00 
driver £5.80 £4.30 £15.00

SAVE with a bundle - bundles of dayrider tickets are available in 5's or 10's. They are available on the app or theKey.

Bundles of 5  £28.50
Bundles of 10 £57
Bundles of 20 £114

Bluestar & Unilink Network Zone

Unlimited bus travel on all bluestar and unilink buses, including travel to Winchester, Romsey, Lymington, Hythe, Langley, Fawley & Calshot.

the app  £7.50
driver £7.50


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

  Adult Child Group
Mobile App £8.80 -- £23.00
Driver £8.80 £5.70 £23.00

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/Unilink/Salisbury Reds:
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) and 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 day 

28 day 

 Solent Region tickets 




 Southampton City tickets (available on the key/app only)  




For more information you can visit the Solent Go website.

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