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Period tickets

For regular bus users, we offer some great value 7, 30 or 90 day tickets, and annual bus passes. Period bus tickets are only valid for consecutive days travel.

Available for the SouthamptonSouthampton Plus or Network zones

We also have some promotional 'City' Zone week tickets available, for those who are only travelling on routes that are wholly within the Southampton Zone (ie, they do not cross into the Southampton Plus or Network Zones).

The best way to buy is on our app - Clickit2ride - or you can buy on theKey or from the driver.

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 'City' Zone tickets

These are special offer tickets that are available for a limited period only. They can be withdrawn at any time. 

 

7 day ticket for
Bluestar 7, 16,17 & 18*

7 single trips for
Bluestar 16, 18**

thekey £8 £7
the app £8 £7
driver £8 --

*Can also be used between the City-Bitterne (Leisure Centre) on Bluestar 3, and City-Lordshill (Andromeda Road) on Bluestar 4.

**Can also be used between the City-Bitterne (Leisure Centre) on Bluestar 3, and City-Shirley (Grange Road) on Bluestar 4 & 17, and City-Millbrook (Borrowdale Road) on Bluestar 7.

Southampton Zone

Unlimited travel on any bluestar or unilink bus within the Southampton zone, which is bounded by the M271 in the West and M27 in the north but also includes Southampton Airport.

Adult tickets:

 Southampton zone  7 days 30 days 90 days annual 
theKey £14.50 £45 £120 £405
the app  £14.50 £45 £120  --
driver £15.50 £46 --  --

Child tickets:

  7 days
driver £10.00

Southampton zone multi-trip

A cheaper way of buying single bus trips; each time you travel one journey is deducted.

There is no time period in which you need to use the bus tickets by. Multi-trip tickets are available on Clickit2ride or theKey for use in the Southampton zone only. 

12 trips 24 trips 36 trips
 £17.50  £33 £47 

Southampton Plus zone

Unlimited travel on any bluestar or unilink bus within the Southampton Plus zone which includes the Southampton zone, plus Totton, Hedge End, Eastleigh Fair Oak & Chandler's Ford.

Adult tickets:

 Southampton Plus 7 days 30 days 90 days annual
theKey £17.50 £62 £148 £495
the app £17.50 £62 £148 --
driver £19.50  £75 -- --

Child tickets:

  7 days
driver £13.50

Network

Unlimited travel on any bluestar, unilink, Salisbury Reds, morebus & Damory service right across the South Coast (except night buses).

Adult tickets:

 Network zone  7 days 30 days 90 days annual
theKey   £25   £97 £222 £740
the app  £25   £97 £222 --
driver  £26   £102 -- --

Child tickets:

  7 days
Bluestar/Unilink Network £16
Network Explorer £21

Bluestar/Unilink Network = Any Bluestar or Unilink Bus (and Salisbury Reds X7/X7R between Southampton-Totton).
Network Explorer = Any Bluestar, Unilink, Salisbury Reds, morebus or Damory service.

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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