Young people

Fare deals for young people from 2nd May 2023:

Up to four children accompanied by an adult can travel for free for journeys wholly within the Brighton & Hove city area, as well as those journeys starting and/or ending in East Sussex (excluding night services).

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.
 

Cash Fares from 2nd May 2023

Accompanied – When travelling with an adult 

Journeys within Brighton & Hove 

Free 

Starting and/or ending in East Sussex 

Free 

Wholly/partially in Kent or West Sussex 

60p 

Unaccompanied – When travelling alone 

Peak times -
Weekdays before 18:00 during term time. 

Half the adult fare - excluding £2 fare offer 

Off Peak in Brighton & Hove City area -
Weekends, specified school holidays (dates can be found here) and after 18.00 on schooldays. 

50p 

Off Peak outside of Brighton & Hove City area -
Weekends, specified school holidays (dates can be found here) and after 18.00 on schooldays  

£1.10

Off Peak starting and/or ending in East Sussex -
Weekends, specified school holidays (dates can be found here) and after 18.00 on schooldays.
£1.00

SAVER 

CitySAVER 

£3.00

NetworkSAVER 

£4.50 

busID

Get great deals for young people, aged between 5 and 18, with our free busID.

Our busID allows you to load tickets straight onto the card via your online account, use it to accompany our child mobile-tickets on the app, or to pay a reduced cash fare from the driver. 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 both Annual and Pay Monthly tickets as these require a predetermined start date of at least 48 hours after the date of buying a product.

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

 

App and Key fares

 
citySAVER  
24 hours  £2.75
1 day - key £2.75
7 days £12.40
28 days (on m-ticket only) £40.00
Pay Monthly (Continuous payment until you cancel - on key only) £40.00
90 days £116.00
12 months (on key only) £410.00

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 or you can view in a map form

networkSAVER  
1 day (24 hours on m-ticket) £3.00
7 days £13.90
28 days (on m-ticket only) £42.00
Pay Monthly (Continuous payment until you cancel - on key only) £42.00
90 days £134.20
12 months (on key only) £446.00

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 a map form here.

Young people can get a 10% discount on their annual ticket through Wave Community Bank (WCB). 

To take advantage of these great savings, all you need to do is get a free busID card and become a WCB Young Saver. Plus parents/guardians can apply for a loan to spread the cost. For more information go to https://wavecb.org.uk/bus-ticket-discount/  

You can also top up your busID at 1 Stop Travel, 26 North Street, Brighton or our head office at 43 Conway Street, Hove however these do cost slightly more. Full details can be found here

Some of our citySAVER and networkSAVER tickets can also be used on other operators. Find out which operators accept them here.

How do I get a busID?

Find out how to get a busID, as well as accessing your online account, using our app and replacement cards here. 

Multi trip tickets

If you don't travel often enough to use of our existing period SAVER tickets, then the multi trip ticket can offer you savings on your bus travel with the added flexibility on when to use them. Find out more about our multi trip tickets here

Sibling SAVER

If you have more than one child you can take advantage of our Sibling SAVER, which offers discounts to parents buying more than one 90 day or 12 month busID city or network SAVER. Find out more about our Sibling SAVER discount here.

Family SAVER

If your 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.

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

Please note that we regularly audit busID accounts to confirm that only those holding this card are using these tickets. You may receive an email asking for proof of your busID status; this should be provided by the date requested, either by sending a copy of your valid registration card by return to the email or by taking it to the Brighton Travel Shop, 27 North Street, Brighton.

East Sussex

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. 14-18 year olds need a 3i-D or Choice iD card to buy one and don't even need to be attending school or college.