child bus fares

Any fare paying customer or bus pass holder (including ENCT) can take up to 2 children with them under the age of 5 for free. Any additional children travelling will be charged the normal child bus fare (regardless of whether they are under 5 or over).

To make it easy for you we've listed our child bus fares below. 

single & return bus fares 

  single return  
Milbrook to Shirley £1.00 £1.50 valid between Millbrook & Shirley Precinct only
Southampton £1.40 £2.00 valid in the Southampton zone only
Southampton Plus £1.80 £2.60 valid in the Southampton Plus zone & cross boundary into the Southampton zone
Network £1.90 £3.00 valid wholly in the Network zone & cross boundary into the Southampton Plus & Southampton zones

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 dayrider bus tickets

If you’re going to use a number of our buses in the same day our unlimited day bus tickets are ideal.

Southampton £2.70
Southampton Plus £4.30
Network £5.60
Explorer £5.60

 travelling for a number of days?

Child weekly travel tickets are available from our bus drivers, and are valid for unlimited bus travel in the specified zone for 7 days.

  7 day ticket
Southampton £10
Southampton plus £13
Network (bluestar & unilink)  £15

school & college bus tickets

We serve a number of schools and colleges in the South Hampshire area. There are many travel ticket options and discounted bus tickets available.

taking the bus to school or college?

We serve many schools and colleges, we even run dedicated bus services to some. Click on the area below to see which bus you need to catch.  

Romsey +

Eastleigh +

Southampton +

Waterside +

Winchester +

Going to Barton Peveril? 

All the information you need can be found here

Routes, timetables and ticket details  

Barton Peveril College bus tickets

Academic year pass Price
First Installment £400 
Second Installment £220 (by 1st November)
All in one go £620

This will give unlimited bus travel on the Bluestar college routes and across the rest of the Bluestar network, including at weekends and during college holidays (except the summer holidays).

Going to Peter Symonds? 

You can get your bus tickets for travel on theKey

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Peter Symonds College bus tickets

Term Price
Autumn 2018 £275
Spring 2019 £205
Summer 2019 £195

If you wish to buy an annual bus ticket these can be purchased on theKey for £655 and are available from the bluestar travel shop. Please bring with you confirmation of your attendance at Peter Symonds.



under 16 ID card

Are you under 16 & fed up of being asked your age?

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16-19 College Passes


We have the best deals in Southampton for students aged between 16 and 19 attending colleges in Southampton.

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