We are pleased to offer carers holding the Carers' Card and Compass Card discounted travel on all our Brighton & Hove bus services throughout our entire network.
We recognise the commitment and dedication of unpaid carers and by joining up to the Carers' Card discount scheme this has given us the opportunity to provide cheaper fares. We are also committed to providing disabled Compass Card holders over 18 who are not studying with affordable travel options.
Presently a passenger over 18, who is not studying, would pay full adult fare. We can now offer Carers' Card and Compass Card holders student fare prices on all key card purchases. Full details of our student prices can be found here.
In order to be eligible you must be a Brighton & Hove Carers' Card holder or a Compass Card holder.
Brighton & Hove Carers' Card is a Brighton & Hove City Council initiative for people providing regular unpaid help or support to someone who has a physical disability or frailty, learning disability, long-term illness, mental health problem or substance misuse issues. The card provides a full range of discounts for carers to help them look after their own health and well being. You'll find more information here.
The Compass Card is for 0 to 25 year olds (until 25th birthday) who have significant disabilities or special educational needs and who live or go to school in Brighton and Hove or West Sussex, or who are 'looked after' by Brighton & Hove City Council or West Sussex County Council. Run by Brighton-based charity, Amaze, and funded by Brighton & Hove City Council and West Sussex County Council, the card provides leisure discounts in Brighton and Hove, West Sussex and beyond. You can find more information here.
If you have a Brighton & Hove Carers' Card or Compass Card we will provide you with a key card and Photo ID which will allow you access to student fare travel.
Please come to either of the below offices with:
Your picutre will be taken and your discounts travel account will be activated on the day for you.
|1 Stop Travel Shop||26 North Street, Brighton, BN1 1EB||https://goo.gl/maps/XRUvUfyjWC12||
Monday - Friday ~ 8:30am - 6.30pm
Saturday ~ 9am - 5.30pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays ~ 9.30am - 4pm
|Reception at Head Office||43 Conway Steet, Hove, BN3 3LT||https://goo.gl/maps/ArihLRx9gru||Monday - Friday ~ 8:30am - 5pm|
You will be able to buy tickets in store at 1 Stop Travel or Head Office at 43 Conway Street or alternatively on line, via your key card, at smartbuses.co.uk by using your personal account details.
No, the discount can only be applied via a keycard which will be issued to you when you apply.
No, you can only purchase tickets in advance using a key card once it has been activated.
No. This discounted scheme is only valid for carers who are entitled to the Carers'Card or the Compass card. Brighton & Hove City Council, West Sussex Council and East Sussex County Council decide who is eligible for these cards.
No. Once you have qualified for the discount- by showing your Carers or Compass card and hold your key card- you can travel at anytime.
Yes, you do qualify for the discount with East Sussex County Council. For more information on what you need to do to claim your discount, please click here.
Phone lines are open:
Mondays - Fridays ~ 7am - 7pm
Saturdays ~ 8:30am - 5:30pm
Sundays and Bank Holidays ~ 9:30am - 4:30pm