busID cards are issued free to young people aged 5-18 and who are permanent residents in the Brighton & Hove area or near one of our bus routes in East or West Sussex or Kent, to be eligible for a busID card.
You can get one by popping into our 1 Stop Travel Shop at 26 North Street, Brighton, BN1 1EB or at our reception at 43 Conway Street, Hove, BN3 3LT. We do need a photo to be put on the card. If your child is with you we can take the photo on site. If they are not, then please bring a passport photo. You will also need to bring proof of their date of birth which can either be a Birth Certificate or Passport. Cards are printed whilst you wait and all documents along with the photo will be returned to you on the spot.
Alternatively, download the application form - most secondary schools have them as well - and post the form together with a passport sized photo and proof of age (copies are accepted) to us at 43 Conway Street, Hove, BN3 3LT. This can take up to five working days to be sent back to you and all original documents will be returned too.
If you are aged 14 - 18 you must have a busID card to travel at child rate half price fares otherwise we charge the full adult rate.
We renew your busID card when you become 10 and 15 but you can renew at any time if you look a little older. After you are 15 your busID will continue to be valid until the end of the August after your 18th birthday.
Please note that all tickets purchased on your busID key card must be completely used before the card expires or they will cease to be valid. Additional charges will be applied if a busID key card is used beyond its expiry date. Your key card expiry date can be found on the reverse side of your busID key card and also within your online account.
If you live in West Sussex, East Sussex or Kent and travel on bus routes run by other bus companies, you might prefer to obtain special fare offers available exclusively in those areas. See below for more details.
To access your account online you will need to provide us with an email address so we can activate your account. This can be done by phoning our customer services team on 01273 886200. Alternatively you can also provide this information in person at 1 Stop Travel or our reception at 43 Conway Street.
Valid in area from Shoreham, Patcham, Falmer and Saltdean, not valid on City Sightseeing or Night Buses.(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 here. citySAVERs can be used on some other bus companies services, see full listing here.
|Pay Monthly (Continuous payment until you cancel)||£31|
Valid on all Brighton & Hove buses except the City Sightseeing. They are also valid on our Night buses. See in map form here. networkSAVERs can be used on some other bus companies services, see full listing here.
|Pay Monthly (Continuous payment until you cancel)||£32.50|
Prices for tickets bought from 1 Stop Travel, 26 North Street Brighton or our offices 43 Conway Street Hove cost slightly more. Click here for details.
If you don't travel often enough to use one of our existing period SAVERs, then the Multi Trip ticket can offer you savings on your bus travel with the added flexibility on when to use them.They are available in the Brighton & Hove citySAVER area (Shoreham - Patcham - Falmer - Saltdean) see map. You can use them on Night buses too.
These tickets allow you to purchase single journey tickets in bulk. The more you purchase the bigger the discount. They can be activated at any point within a year from purchase so you don't have to use them all up at once. A maximum of 50 can be held on the card.
|10 single trips||£11.50|
|20 single trips||£22|
|30 single trips||£30|
Sibling SAVER - discounts are available to 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 card holder at an address is charged normal price. Any additional children (purchased at the same time during the same transaction) are charged these discounted prices - 90 days for £20 off and 12 months for £90 off. Only available on tickets purchased in person at 1 Stop Travel, North Street, Brighton BN1 1EB or at our reception at 43 Conway Street, Hove, BN3 3LT.
Tickets purchased together can have different start dates on each card. Retrospective discounts are not permitted.
Please note when you are using a reduced price SAVER ticket on the bus it must be presented with your valid busID Card. Failure to do so may result in having to pay the normal fare and could result in a penalty fare and withdrawal of your reduced price SAVER.
|Half the adult fare||Half the adult fare|
For details of the specified school holiday dates click here.
|Ages 0-4||Travel free with an adult (up to three infants can travel with each adult).|
|Ages 5-13||Travel at half the adult fare and pay full price for SAVER tickets.|
|Ages 14-18||Pay the full adult fare|
The West Sussex 3in1 card ceases to be valid from 31 December 2016, a busID card is a great option to get cheaper fares.
Do you live in East Sussex and travel on bus routes run by other bus companies?
Under 19s living in East Sussex are able get a card which allows the purchase of a Freedom ticket from the driver for £17 per week, which is accepted for travel on most buses 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. To apply, click here.
On Brighton & Hove's bus network Freedom tickets are available to purchase and use on routes 12/12A/12X; 13X; 14/14A/14B/14C; 27/27B/27C; 28; 29/29B/29X; and school buses 76A; 92; 494.
Do you live in Kent and travel on bus routes run by other bus companies?
11-16 year olds can apply for a Kent Young Person's Travel Pass which provides free travel on journeys starting and/or finishing in Kent on weekdays between 0600-1900, except in August. An application fee applies. Click here for details.
Over 16s in school, college and training can apply for a 16+ Travelcard which provides free travel on journeys starting and/or finishing in Kent at all times. An application fee applies. Click here for details.
Phone lines are open:
Mondays - Fridays ~ 7am - 7pm
Saturdays ~ 8:30am - 5:30pm
Sundays and Bank Holidays ~ 9:30am - 4:30pm