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.
If you need to use the bus more than once in the day, a dayrider will be the cheaper travel option:
All of our bus tickets are available to buy using cash or contactless or 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.
*Dayrider bus tickets and period passes are not valid on the U1N.
^These are Southampton Zone dayriders and can also be used on any Bluestar bus within the Southampton Zone. If you're travelling further afield, Southampton Plus and Network zone dayriders are available to buy from the driver, via the mobile app or on theKey smartcard.
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.
You can find out more by downloading our contactless FAQ guide.