Community deals

At Brighton & Hove Buses we are proud to provide award winning bus travel, with over 90 routes across our city by the sea.

We have some truly fantastic community deals and we want everyone to know about them and take advantage of them - not for them to be buried in the small print.

These deals are real, they're good and we want you to benefit from them.

Community deals

Affordable Annual Pass (Adults): for the best deal, we've partnered with East Sussex Credit Union to offer their members an annual ticket loan that spreads the payments over a year and offers an extra 20% discount.

East Sussex Credit Union is a not-for-profit savings and loans co-operative, offering cost effective and flexible loans to meet the needs of its members.

Both 12 month networkSAVER (valid on all B&H buses including Night buses) and 12 month citySAVER  (valid on all B&H buses in area except Night buses) are available.

If you use the bus every day then the Annual Pass is our best value ticket by miles.

Affordable Annual Pass (Young People): Young people can get a 10% discount on their annual ticket with a loan through East Sussex Credit Union. 

To take advantage of these great savings, all you need to do is get a free busID card and become an ESCU Young Saver. If you don’t already have a busID, find out how to get one here.

Adults can become credit union members themselves and open a Young Savers’ account for their child online or just print off a Young Savers’ membership form and bring it, along with ID, to the credit union’s office in Hove Town Hall.

You can spread the cost monthly, if you like, by applying for a loan through the credit union. Loans are only issued to parents or carers to spread the cost. ESCU do not issue loans to under 18s.

For more information: https://www.eastsussexcu.org.uk/busIDdiscount

Routes free pass: we provide free travel for participants of local project Routes that supports people into employment.

Local project Routes, offers free, 1-2-1 support to help people on their journey into employment. We provide free travel for participants so that getting about is not a barrier to opportunity.

We signpost Routes participants to the best deals available on public transport to support their efforts into work.

We also provide a number of free one day travel tickets to assist access to the support offered by the project.

For more information about Routes visit the Community Works website: www.bhcommunityworks.org.uk/about/routes-project

 

Family offers: great deals include the busID range of discounts for children, money off school travel, discounts for brothers and sisters with our Sibling Savers and family day tickets.

Use busID to get discounts directly from the bus driver or top up online at smartbuses.co.uk

Discounts for parents buying more than one 90 day and 12 month BusID city or networkSAVER on key cards for children living at the same address. The first busID is charged at normal price and any additional children will receive discounts on tickets. Tickets must be purchased in person at 1 Stop Travel, North Street, Brighton BN1 1EB or our reception at 43 Conway Street, Hove, BN3 3LT.

Our family networkSAVER ticket gives unlimited travel on any Brighton and Hove bus for a day, for up to 5 people (minimum 1 adult and maximum 2 adults). Tickets can be purchased directly from the driver for £10, or in advance via our app for just £9.

 

4WorkSAVER Scheme

We work with employers across our city to offer new employees free travel to their new job for the first 4 weeks.

The 4workSAVER ticket consists of 4 weeks free travel on all Brighton & Hove Buses services (excluding City Sightseeing services).

We are also pleased to extend this fantastic offer to any employee that has recently changed workplace location within their company. 

Before you sign up, please check with your HR Manager of Line Manager to ensure they have registered to participate in the scheme. They just need to make contact with us to confirm they understand the process and will inform us each time a new member of staff joins who would like to sign up to the scheme. They will also need to provide confirmation of your name and start date and then we can match that with your application.

Sign up to 4WorkSAVER scheme here

Once you have submitted the completed registration form and received confirmation from your HR Manager or Line Manager registered to participate in the scheme, we will have your pre-loaded key card dispatched to your home address within 5 working days. This will only be dispatched when confirmation has been received from your HR Manager of Line Manager. 

When you apply you will receive a key card in your name, loaded with a pre-paid 28 day networkSAVER ticket - this provides unlimited travel on all Brighton & Hove services. 

You are free to use this ticket whenever you like, not just to and from work. This ticket is valid 24/7 for 4 weeks from the first point of use. 

Once you have submitted the completed registration form, we will dispatch your pre-loaded key card to your home address within 5 working days.

How do I know when my ticket expires?

The ticket machine on the bus will show the expiry date of your ticket. 

I want to continue using the key, what do I do?

You can buy more tickets on your key online here by logging on using you work email and temporary password. You can also top up your key card at our 1 Stop Travel shop in North Street, Brighton or at office in Conway Street, Hove. For information on what tickets are available on the key and how much they cost click here

There are also a range of other ways to pay for your travel including via our mobile app and contactless - further information here.

 

Carers' Card and Compass Card holders' discounts: we offer unpaid carers discounted fares so those they care for are not restricted from getting around and leading fuller lives.

Both the Brighton and Hove Carers’ Card and the Compass Card provide discounts on local leisure and other activities.

The Carers' Card is a joint initiative between Brighton & Hove City Council, local charity Amaze and the city’s Carers Centre. A Young Carers’ Card is also available for young carers aged 8 to 25.

Any Brighton & Hove Carers' Card holders should apply direct to Brighton & Hove Buses for discounted travel

Any East Sussex Carers' Card holders should apply to the Care for the Carers centre in Eastbourne.

The Compass Card is run by Amaze and funded by Brighton & Hove City Council and West Sussex County Council. Contact the Amaze Helpline on 01273 772289 for more information. amazebrighton.org.uk

 

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 ~ 0700 - 1900

Saturdays ~ 0830 - 1730

Sundays and Bank Holidays ~ 0930 - 1630

 

You can also email: info@buses.co.uk