PlusBus is a bus pass that you buy with your rail ticket

It’s available with any rail ticket (day or season), so is a convenient choice for either leisure travel or daily commuting.


  • Unlimited bus travel around the whole urban area of town
  • Valid on most or all buses
  • No need to carry exact change for bus fares
  • No peak period restrictions
  • Valid from first bus service of the day to midnight
  • Can add to all types of rail ticket – day, week, month, 3-month, annual season, child

Simply show your PlusBus ticket to the bus driver when you get on board. 

PlusBus destinations and prices

  • Plusbus prices, shown below, are in addition to the rail fare
  • Available with all rail season tickets, but must match the validity period i.e. week, month, 3-month, annual, and will expire on the same day
  • Child discount (5-16 years old) 50% of adult price
  • National Railcard holders qualify for a 33% discount on day tickets
  • Can be bought wherever you can buy a train ticket, including online


AreaPlusBus page for fares and service information
BathClick here
Bristol (Temple Meads or Parkway)Click here
BridgewaterClick here
CheltenhamClick here
ChippenhamClick here
GloucesterClick here
Weston-super-MareClick here
Please note:

  • PlusBus is not available if you only make a local train journey between two stations located within the same town or city.
  • PlusBus is a national scheme and is available for 290 rail-served town and cities across Britain.

Further information

Although we make every effort to keep our pages updated, you should always confirm the information with the operators before you travel.

Last checked: 25/01/2017

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