Concessionary Travel

Senior Citizen and Disabled Bus Passes available from Local Councils

National Concessionary Pass holders are entitled to free travel on any Brighton & Hove bus. However, there are certain time restrictions depending on which council your pass is issued by:-

If you are a Brighton and Hove resident

  • You cannot travel free in the city area between 4am and 9am Mondays to Fridays.
  • If you start your journey outside of the city (eg. Lewes) you cannot travel free until 9:30am.

If you are a resident of Adur/Eastbourne/Horsham/Lewes/Tunbridge Wells/Wealden Districts

  • You cannot travel free between 11pm and 9:30am Mondays to Fridays.

Other restrictions

  • Any visitor to Brighton cannot travel free in the city area between 11:30pm and 9:30am Mondays to Fridays.
  • There are no time restrictions for any passes at weekends and on Bank Holidays (valid from 12:01am until midnight).
  • On our Night buses concessionary passes are only valid in accordance with the normal time restrictions stated above.

A lot of local authorities have different rules applied to their passes. Although we have tried to list most journey possibilites, if a particular journey you are wishing to make is not listed, please contact your local council to check the restrictions of your pass.

Administration of schemes is now done by county councils rather than district:

East Sussex - Rother, Wealden, Lewes, Hastings, Eastbourne

Kent - Kent County Council only

Brighton & Hove - Brighton & Hove city council only (more details)

West Sussex - Adur, Arun, Crawley, Horsham, Mid-Sussex, Chichester, Worthing

Christmas & New Year Holidays

On days when bus services are operating Saturday services on a normal Monday to Friday the standard conditions apply, i.e. if it is a Monday you can only travel after 9am/9.30am not all day as if it was a Saturday.

For more information on any of our services or fares please call our customer services team on 01273 886200.

Phone lines are open:

Mondays - Fridays ~ 7am - 7pm

Saturdays ~ 8:30am - 5:30pm

Sundays and Bank Holidays ~ 9:30am - 4:30pm

night bus map