Student travel

Welcome to our web page that's just for students and apprentices. 

We have now launched a new in-app verification process. You need to be verified as eligible to activate student tickets before you can use them. For more information please see our news article here.

We know money can be tight when you're studying or on an apprenticeship, so that’s why we want to make sure you know all about the great deals and offers we have available for you. You can get great savings of up to 33% off bus tickets provided you can verify you are a student when using our app or key smart-card.

Page marker icon Student fares effective from 29th April 2024


1 day 24 hours - app


7 days - app and key


28 days app


90 days- app and key


12 months key                              


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 app


7 days - app and key


28 days app


90 days- app and key


12 months key                             


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.

Prices for tickets bought from Brighton Travel Shop, 27 North Street Brighton or at our Travel Desk at 43 Conway Street Hove cost slightly more. Click here for details.

Page marker icon Travel with Brighton & Hove Buses

Our buses are not only great for travel across the city but you can also use them to get out and about. Ever fancied a trip to Eastbourne or checking out the Seven Sisters? By taking the bus, you're also doing your bit for the environment too. One bus can take up to 75 cars off the road and if everyone travelled more sustainably there'd be less congestion too. Check out how many carbon emissions you've saved by using our journey planner. It will also tell you how many steps you've walked, helping you reach that illusive 10,000 a day.

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 scan the barcode when boarding. From Monday 15th August 2022, you can now complete an in-app verification process to prove you are a student. Once you’ve done this, you won’t have to carry your ID when travelling. From 30th September 2022 you will need to complete this verification before you can activate any tickets. This process can take up to 24 hours so please allow plenty of time before you need to travel. Once you have been verified as a student or apprentice, you will not need to do it again until your verification has expired.

The key smart-card can be registered at Brighton Travel Shop where you show a valid student card. Once registered your smartSAVER on the key, you can top up online at

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

Page marker icon Apprentices

Apprentices can also get up to 33% 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; Brighton Travel Shop in North Street; Crawley; Gatwick or Redhill. If you prefer using our mobile app, we’ll help you get verified whilst you wait, although you will need to purchase a student ticket whilst on site to complete this process. If you prefer using our key card, we’ll arrange to print one straight away for you.   

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

Page marker icon Terms and Conditions

To view our student terms and conditions please click here.

To enable us to continue offering the best value student fares, it is important that only passengers entitled to these tickets use them. If you are using a key card or unverified student mobile tickets, please carry your Student ID (valid UK university, UK college or ISIC card) with you to show to a company employee if requested. If you are using verified mobile tickets, your photo will be displayed on the screen, so no further ID will be required.

Please note that UNIDAYS or NUS/TOTUM cards are not accepted as student ID.