PlusBus is a discounted bus pass that you can buy with your train ticket. It gives you unlimited bus travel, on participating operators’ services, around the whole urban area of the town or city for as little as £2 a day.

If you’ve got a Railcard you’ll get a third off your PlusBus ticket, and children aged between 5 and 15 get half price off.

You can buy PlusBus from ticket offices or

Where can I use PlusBus?

PlusBus is available for 290 rail-served towns and cities across Britain. On the Great Western Railway network PlusBus is available for over 60 locations, including:

Freedom Travelpass

Get unlimited travel on all trains and most buses in Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Available within four zones, you can buy a daily, weekly or monthly ticket for use any time, any day.

Freedom Travelpass 2018 zonal map

Overview of ticket prices in different travel zones
Travel zone
Peak daily
Peak weekly
Peak monthly


Zone A 
£6 £27 £100

Bristol Plus

Zones A+B
£11.50 £50 £192

Bristol and Bath

Zone A+C 
£11.50 £50 £192

Bristol, Bath, Nailsea and Yatton

Zones A+B+C
£13.50 £59 £227

Bristol and Weston-super-Mare

Zones A+B+D
£13.50 £59 £227

Bristol, Bath and Weston-super-Mare

Zones A+B+C+D
£18 £76 £290

Where to buy a Freedom Travelpass?

  • train ticket offices – all tickets
  • bus ticket offices – all tickets
  • train conductors – day and week tickets
  • bus drivers – day tickets

You’ll need a photocard for the monthly pass.

Trains and buses that accept the Freedom Travelpass 


  • Great Western Railway
  • CrossCountry Trains
  • South Western Railway


List of buses that accept the Freedom Travelpass
First West of England** Stagecoach West** Stagecoach Southwest**
South Gloucestershire Council (and supported services) ABUS Faresaver Buses
** The Freedom Travelpass can only be issued by these bus operators – and can’t be used on Bristol Airport Flyer coaches.

Cotswolds Discoverer

The Cotswolds Discoverer One Day Pass is the perfect and hassle-free way to travel around and explore some of the most scenic parts of the Cotswolds by train and bus on just the one ticket.

Travel on GWR services between:

  • Oxford and Moreton-in-Marsh
  • Swindon and Cheltenham Spa/Ashchurch for Tewkesbury
  • Gloucester and Yate
  • Plus, Transport for Wales & Cross Country train services between Gloucester and Ashchurch for Tewkesbury only

Plus, travel on Johnson’s Excelbus or Stagecoach buses to connect between train stations and the wider Cotswolds.

Find out more at

Buy your Cotswolds Discoverer One Day Pass from:

1-day pass costs:
  • £10.50 for adults
  • £5.25 for children
Rail travel not valid before 8:50 Mondays to Fridays.

 *Only with a valid 16-25, Senior, Two Together, HM Forces or Disabled Persons Railcard. Find out about Railcards.

Ride Cornwall

Unlimited travel after 09:00* throughout the week on most of Cornwall’s trains and buses.

Buy from:
  • train station ticket offices
  • train managers/conductors
  • bus drivers
The Ride Cornwall pass costs:
  • £18.00 for adults
  • £9.00 for children
*You can travel before 09:00 on the following services:
  • 08:17 Plymouth - Penzance
  • 08:22 Plymouth - Gunnislake
  • 08:30 Liskeard - Looe

Other popular bus connections:

  • Didcot Bus Connections
  • Mendip Explorer
  • Quantock Hills