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Single and day bus tickets

Unilink offer a wide range of travel options to make your bus journey in and around Southampton as convenient as possible. We charge simple, flat-rate bus fares, no matter how far you travel with us.

Adult single Child single U1N single
£2.20 £1.50 £2.50

If you need to use the bus more than once in the day, a Southampton zone dayrider will be the cheaper travel option:

Adult dayrider^ Child dayrider^
£3.70 £2.80

All of our bus tickets are available to buy using cash or contactless or on the app!

If you travel on our buses regularly, we also have 7, 30 and 90 day bus pass options available, as well as academic term and annual passes. Details of these travel options can be found on our period tickets page.

Note: Dayrider bus tickets and period passes are not valid on the U1N.


All of our buses accept contactless payments. As long as your card, phone or watch supports contactless payments, you can use it on our buses. Our ticket machines do not support Chip & PIN payments and random spot checking (where your bank will make you perform a Chip & PIN payment every certain number of transactions) will not occur as bus travel is considered an essential service. The usual limit of £30 applies to contactless transactions, however, you can make multiple transactions using the same card.

Using contactless on-board is safe, secure and easy and carries the same level of protection as using Chip & PIN.

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