Children and Young People

We’re pleased to be able to offer children and young people a range of different discounts on our buses.

Up to four children under the age of 4, accompanied by an adult or concessionary pass holder, can travel free for journeys wholly within the Brighton & Hove City area (excluding night services) or for 50p each withing the wider East Sussex area (excluding night services). Additionally, unaccompanied Under 19s can travel off-peak for 50p within Brighton & Hove or for £1 within East Sussex.

Our child fares apply to anyone aged under 19 and any reasonable valid ID can be used to prove that you are under 19 when paying on the bus. BusID cards are still required for our mobile and key card tickets.

 Page marker icon Fares (when paying the driver) from 29th April 2024

Accompanied – When travelling with an adult 


Children aged 4 and under Free

Journeys within Brighton & Hove 


Starting and/or ending in East Sussex 


Wholly/partially in Kent or West Sussex 


Unaccompanied – When travelling alone 

Peak times -

Weekdays before 18:00 during term time. 


Off Peak in Brighton & Hove City area -

Weekends, specified school holidays (dates can be found here) and after 18.00 on schooldays. 



Off Peak outside of Brighton & Hove City area -

Weekends, specified school holidays (dates can be found here) and after 18.00 on schooldays  



Off Peak starting and/or ending in East Sussex -

Weekends, specified school holidays (dates can be found here) and after 18.00 on schooldays.









Here are details of tickets available both online and on our app: 

App and The Key fares


24 hours 


1 day - key


7 days


30 days (on m-ticket only)


Pay Monthly (Continuous payment until you cancel)

30 days (mobile app)                                  £43.00

Calendar Month (The Key)                         £45.30

90 days


12 months (on key only)


Valid only within the area from Shoreham, Patcham, Falmer and Saltdean. CitySAVER tickets cannot be used on City Sightseeing or Night Buses. Full boundary details can be found here

*Savings may apply if you purchase more than one 90 day or 12 month ticket at the same time. Click here for more information


1 day (24 hours on m-ticket)


7 days


28 days (on m-ticket only)


Pay Monthly (Continuous payment until you cancel)

30 days (Mobile App) £45.00
Calendar Month (The Key) £47.60

90 days


12 months (on key only)


Valid on all Brighton & Hove Buses except City Sightseeing. They are also valid for travel on our night buses. You can view the boundaries in map form here.

*Savings may apply if you purchase more than one 90 day or 12 month ticket at the same time. Click here for more information

Please note: Children can get a 10% discount on their annual ticket through Wave Community Bank (WCB), and some of our citySAVER and networkSAVER tickets can also be used on other operators. Find out which operators accept them here.

 Page marker icon FamilySAVER

If you’re planning a family outing by bus, our family ticket allows you to explore the city together on one ticket. Find out more about our Family SAVER here.

 Page marker icon Discounts for travel with other operators

If you live in West Sussex, East Sussex or Kent and travel on bus routes operated by other bus companies, you might prefer special fares available exclusively in those areas. Find out more here

 Page marker icon East Sussex Freedom Ticket

Under 19s living in East Sussex are able get a card which allows the purchase of a Freedom ticket from the driver for £15 per week, which is accepted for travel on most buses in East Sussex and on routes where journeys start or finish in East Sussex. 16-18 year olds need a 3i-D card to buy one and don't even need to be attending school or college.

 Page marker icon West Sussex 16-20 Saver

Anyone aged 16 to 20 and living in West Sussex can now purchase a 16 to 20 Bus Saver fare or ticket, which is the same price as the existing child rate. The scheme applies to any direct journey starting, wholly within, or finishing in West Sussex. Discounted tickets are available via our app, or from the driver using contactless payment cards or cash. Click here to view the West Sussex 16-20 tickets available on our mobile app.

If you are purchasing tickets on our app, you will need to complete a simple in-app verification process before you are able to activate your first ticket. Once complete, you will be able to purchase and activate further Mobile Tickets without verification up until the day before your 21st birthday. If you are planning on purchasing a ticket from our driver, please make sure to bring a valid proof of age. As an alternative to carrying official documents like passports and birth certificates, Citizencard will also be accepted.