Save More with our Partnerships

Being an East Midlands Trains customer comes with its perks. As well as great value train tickets, you can also take advantage of discounts with our partnerships:

Add unlimited bus travel around town to your train ticket for around £3 a day

What is PlusBus?

It’s a discount price ticket for unlimited bus travel around town that you buy with your train ticket. So you pay for your complete train and bus journey in one easy transaction. PlusBus is available to 290 towns and cities across Britain. You can change between East Midlands Trains services and bus services with PlusBus at 32 stations, including: Bedford, Cambridge, Derby, Leicester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Peterborough, Sheffield and York.

Click here for a full list of PlusBus destinations & prices along our route.

How does it work?

Ask for PlusBus when buying your train ticket, for unlimited bus travel around town on all participating bus operators’ services. Your bus travel can be at the start, the finish, or both parts of your train journey. For each town there is one zone that covers the whole urban area. With your PlusBus ticket you can travel as much as you like by bus within this zone.

PlusBus can be added to most types of train ticket:

  • single,
  • day return,
  • period return,
  • season ticket (for set periods, to match the most popular train season ticket: 7-days, 1-month, 3-months, a year).

How much does it cost?

Most PlusBus ticket prices are around £2 to £4 a day, depending on the size of the town or city. With a Railcard you can save one-third off the PlusBus ticket price. Children (aged 5-15) pay half the adult PlusBus day ticket price.

Where do I buy PlusBus?

You can buy PlusBus tickets (with your train tickets):

  • online through this website
  • at all ticket offices at staffed stations;
  • self from our -service ticket machines;

Where can I find out more?

To check PlusBus ticket prices, to view zone maps showing where you can travel in each town, and details of participating bus operators, visit: 

For details of bus routes and times, visit: or call ‘traveline’ 0871 200 22 33 (calls from UK landlines cost 10p a minute).

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Nottingham NET Tram


As an East Midlands train customer, you can purchase a through ticket for your single, return or weekly journey to and from Nottingham Station making your transition from train to tram as smooth as possible. Tickets are priced at £2.20 for a single journey, £4.00 for a return or £18 for a weekly ticket. Tickets can be purchased at any train station, presenting your train ticket. Please ensure you have your ticket to hand when travelling on NET tram, should it be requested by a travel officer.

For more information about Nottingham’s Tram Network, including route maps and timetables, please visit 

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East Midlands Designer Outlet

Now it’s even easier for you to hit the shops of East Midlands Designer Outlet thanks to our special ticket. This allows you to travel on the train from any East Midlands Trains station to Alfreton station, where you will transfer to a connecting bus, taking you directly to East Midlands Designer Outlet.  Launched in partnership with Trent Barton, you will get a connecting bus from Alrefton station.  With designer shops such as Kurt Geiger, Radley, Nike and Tommy Hilfiger offering up to 70% discounts, grabbing a bargain just got easier.

Book your tickets to East Midlands Designer Outlet

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