period tickets

For regular customers, particularly commuters, our 7, 30 and 90 day tickets or annual passes offer great value for money.

You can buy tickets for the SouthamptonSouthampton Plus or Network zones. 7 and 30 day tickets are available from your driver payable by cash or contactless, on theKey or our mobile app, whilst 90 day tickets can only be purchased from the bluestar travel shop or online via theKey. Period tickets are only valid for consecutive days travel. 

If you only use the bus now and again multi-trip tickets are great, as these tickets don't have to be used consecutively.


Our best value tickets are available on our smartcard - theKey. You can register for your key from our website and then you can top up with tickets for travel online or from the driver or travel shop, bundles of dayriders and period tickets are available.

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Promotional tickets

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 They can be withdrawn at any time. 

 Southampton zone       dayrider ticket for Bluestar 16 and 18* 7 Day ticket for Bluestar 18**

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

thekey -- -- £10
mobile app £3 £6 £10
driver £3 £6 £10

*£3 dayrider tickets can also be used between City-Bitterne (Sainsbury's) on B*3, and City-Shirley (Precinct) on B*4 & 17, and City-Millbrook (Borrowdale Road) on B*7.
**£6 weekly tickets can also be used between City-Bitterne (Sainsbury's) on B*3 & 16, and City-Shirley (Precinct) on B*4 & 17, and City-Millbrook (Borrowdale Road) on B*7.
***£10 weekly tickets can also be used between the City-Bitterne (Sainsbury's) on B*3, and City-Shirley (Precinct) on B*4.

Southampton Zone

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

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 Southampton zone  7 days 30 days 90 days annual 
theKey £14  £44 £117 £395
the app  £14 £44 --  --
driver £15 £44 --  --

Southampton zone multi-trip

Only travelling now and again? Multi-trip tickets offer a cheaper way of buying single journeys, each time you travel one journey is deducted.

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

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


Southampton Plus zone

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

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 Southampton Plus 7 days 30 days 90 days annual
theKey  £17  £60  £143 £480
the app £17   £60  -- --
driver £18.50  £70 -- --


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

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 Network zone  7 days 30 days 90 days annual
theKey   £25   £94  £215 £720
the app  £25   £94 -- --
driver  £25   £97 -- --


child tickets

7 days' unlimited travel for under 16s on any bluestar & unilink bus in the zones listed below. 



Southampton Plus


Bluestar Network






The Solent Go travelcard allows for travel in the South Hampshire area on any of the following travel providers: bluestar, unilink, Salisbury Reds, First, Stagecoach, Emsworth and District Bus, and for Hover and ferry travel too!

Restrictions on bluestar, unilink - it is only valid on bluestar 6 between Southampton & Ashurst and cannot be used on night buses. 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, or alternatively you can download the bluestar mobile app and buy your solent go tickets on there.  Be sure to choose the right ticket for the zone you are travelling in. You can check out the Solent Go zone map here

  1 day  7 day  28 day 
 Solent Region tickets   £8*  £30*  £100
 Southampton City tickets (available on the key only)   £5*  £20*  £65

*These tickets are also available on our mobile app - Clickit2Ride.

For more information you can visit the Solent Go website.

the key 

the key is our smartcard that allows you to buy travel in advance online.


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mobile app

buy tickets on the Clickit2Ride mobile app - buy, show and go!

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