National Concessionary Travel
Senior Citizen and Disabled Bus Passes available from Local Councils
National Concessionary Pass holders are entitled to free travel on our buses, but there are certain time restrictions as follows:
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 the city (eg. Lewes) you cannot have free travel until 9.30am
If you are a resident of Eastbourne/Lewes/Wealden Districts
You cannot travel free between 11pm and 9am on Mondays to Fridays (From Tuesday 1 April the times for travel are changing to - You cannot travel free between 11pm and 9.30am on Mondays to Fridays)
If you are a resident of Adur/Horsham/Tunbridge Wells Districts
You cannot travel free between 11pm and 9.30am on Mondays to Fridays
Any visitor to Brighton cannot travel free in the city area between 11pm and 9.30am on Mondays to Fridays
There are no time restrictions for any passes at weekends and on Bank Holidays (valid from 12.01am until midnight).
This should cover most journey possibilities. Unfortunately it is a complex system with different rules applied by different local authorities. If you’re not certain, we advise you to check with your local council.
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.