Save me money

Saving money each month (and possibly a lot of it) is actually pretty easy and convenient. But, you'll have to get out of the habit of driving to the rail station. You can make HUGE SAVINGS each month by not parking at the rail station car park.

We've price-checked parking fees at 50 main railway stations across Britain.

Our survey (below) shows that, on average a rail commuter could save £108 a month by travelling to the station by bus with a PLUSBUS season ticket (instead of driving & parking at the rail station). The biggest saving we found was at Newcastle where parking at the station costs £260 a month. Whereas a Newcastle PLUSBUS season ticket is just £54.60 a month - giving a whopping monthly saving of £204!

This table shows the cost of a months car parking at the named rail station , compared with the price of a months PLUSBUS ticket and gives the difference as a monthly saving.

town Station Parking
per month
PLUSBUS
per month
SAVING
per month
Ashford £106.40 £45 save £61.40
Basingstoke £118 £45 save £73
Bath Spa £157 £53.70 save £103.30
Bedford £137 £49 save £88
Benfleet £101.50 £37 save £64.50
Billericay £136 £43.30 save £92.70
Brighton £162 £46 save £116
Bristol £183.50 £53.70 save £129.80
Cambridge

£168.65

£44 save £124.65
Cardiff £141.30 £50 save £91.30
Colchester £136.71 £60.90 save £75.81
Chelmsford £139.90 £65.60 save £74.30
Crawley £82 £52 save £30
Dartford £108 £49 save £59
Derby £169 £45 save £124
Doncaster £194 £65.60 save £128.40
Durham £200 £52 save £148
Exeter £159 £40 save £119
Gravesend £88 £60 save £28
Guildford £170 £58 save £112
Harlow £136.70 £35 save £101.70
Hatfield £116 £55 save £61
High Wycombe £107 £37.50 save £69.50
Hitchin £132 £55 save £77
Hull £69 £32 save £37
Ipswich £171.73 £60 save £111.73
Leeds £110 £58 save £52
Leicester £225 £37 save £188
Loughborough £132 £45 save £87
Luton £91 £41.30 save £49.70
Milton Keynes £146 £35 save £111
Newcastle-u-Tyne £260 £54.60 save £205.40
Northampton £129 £41.50 save £87.50
Norwich £163.70 £60 save £103.70
Oxford £118.50 £45 save £73.50
Peterborough £175 £44 save £131
Plymouth £150.50 £45 save £105.50
Preston £166 £43 save £123
Reading £220 £55 save £165
St Albans £132 £58 save £74
Slough £124 £48 save £76
Southampton £115 £37 save £78
Stafford £132 £45 save £87
Stoke-on-Trent £132 £40 save £92
Swansea £86 £46 save £40
Swindon £145 £45.50 save £99.50
Watford £125 £58 save £67
Winchester £110 £35 save £75
Woking £135 £50 save £85
York £245 £44 save £201

To compare station car parking prices and PLUSBUS season ticket fares for your town complete the 'search for' box on the homepage .

PLUSBUS season tickets are available for 7-days, a month, 3-months & a year (to match your rail season ticket). A PLUSBUS season ticket can expire on the same date as your rail season ticket or on a date before the expiry of the rail season ticket.

With a PLUSBUS season ticket you can travel by bus as much as you like! Journeys to work, the shops, to leisure attractions and to visit your family & friends. You get the travel freedom your busy lifestyle demands.

Buy a  PLUSBUS season ticket with your rail season ticket at the booking office (or online - see below) and cut your commuting costs today!

Commuters can now renew their rail season ticket and buy a PLUSBUS season ticket online from: Chiltern Railways, Great Western Railway,  London Midland , Southern,  Southeastern  or First TransPennine Express.

For information about PLUSBUS.

To find out about bus routes in your town visit traveline.info

Price Promise

We negotiate the best-deal we can for commuters. So that, in most cases, PLUSBUS season ticket prices are cheaper than if you bought the equivalent bus pass from the main bus company in town. Now that's a real deal!

Prices checked and updated 11/01/2017