Student travel

Students can get great savings on their bus fare with a valid Student ID card when using our mobile phone app (m-ticket) or key smart-card, making paying for travel on Brighton & Hove bus services in Sussex and Kent a whole lot simpler.

Our mobile-ticket app can be downloaded free from both the Android Play Store or iPhone App Store. Once downloaded, simply buy your ticket with our app and show your phone to the driver when boarding. You must have your Student ID with you to show the driver.

The key smart-card can be registered at 1 Stop Travel where you show a valid student card. Once registered your smartSAVER on the key, you can top up online at smartbuses.co.uk.

If you top up online your new ticket will be available to use on the bus within 5 hours of the purchase time. This excludes Annual tickets as this requires a predetermined start date of at least 48 hours after the date of buying a product.

Apprentices

Apprentices can also get up to 25% student discount off many of our tickets. To get the discount, apprentices should take their enrolment or confirmation letter, or student ID card into one of our travel shops at Conway Street, Hove; 1 Stop Travel in North Street; Crawley; Gatwick or Redhill, where they'll be issued with a student key card.    

Apprenticeships should be registered with the UK Register of Learning Providers. Check this here by downloading the CSV file

Student online key card and mobile-ticket prices from 14 January 2020

citySAVER

Valid in area from Shoreham, Patcham, Falmer and Saltdean. (Boundaries are Old Shoreham Red Lion, Dyke Road/Tongdean Lane, Patcham Black Lion, Ditchling Road/Wild Park, Falmer Village, Saltdean Bannings Vale). See in map form.

citySAVERS are not valid on City Sightseeing or Night Buses. However, they can be used on some other bus companies services, see full listing.

1 day (24 hours on m-ticket) £3.45
2 days (on m-ticket only) £6.35
3 days (on m-ticket only) £9.55
4 days (on m-ticket only) £12.65
7 days £14.50
28 days (on m-ticket only) £53.35
90 days £138
12 months (on key only) £434

networkSAVER

Valid on all Brighton & Hove buses except the City Sightseeing. They are also valid on our Night buses. See in map form.

networkSAVERs can be used on some other bus companies services, see full listing.

1 day £3.75
2 days (on m-ticket only) £6.80
3 days (on m-ticket only) £10.20
4 days (on m-ticket only)  £13.55
7 days £15.50
28 days (on m-ticket only) £57.00
90 days £149
12 months (on key only) £447.50

Prices for tickets bought from 1 Stop Travel, 26 North Street Brighton or at our reception at 43 Conway Street Hove cost slightly more. Click here for details.

Please carry your Student ID (valid UK university, UK college or ISIC card) with you to show to a company employee if requested.

To enable us to continue offering the best value student fares, it is important that only passengers entitled to these tickets use them, therefore a valid student registration or ISIC card must be used in conjunction with your student ticket. Please note that UNIDAYS or NUS cards are not accepted as student ID. Full information on what is required.