Concessionary Fares

Child Concessionary Fares: Children under 5 years of age travel free. 5 – 15 year olds half fare. In West Sussex, children aged 5 to 15 inclusive are entitled to 1/4 the normal child fares on production of an appropriate “3-in-1” card. Young people aged 16 to 19 inclusive, who are in full-time education, are entitled to ½ standard fares on production of an appropriate “3-in-1” card. Standard Citizencards are not acceptable for these concessions, but may be used by children up to and including the age of 15 as proof of age,  to obtain a child fare.

Concessionary Travel Cards: English National Concessionary Cards are issued by your local authority on behalf of the Government. To find out if you are entitled to an Older Persons Concessionary Travel Card please click here. If you need information about applying for a Disabled Persons Concessionary Travel card please click here. English National Concessionary Travel Card holders are entitled to free travel at certain times subject to the rules set down by each local authority, providing they present their card to the driver at the time of boarding. We regret that cards issued by Scottish or Welsh authorities are NOT valid.

In Brighton, Older Persons and Disabled Persons Concessionary Travel Cards issued by Brighton & Hove Council are accepted on all normal Compass Bus services after 09:00 Monday to Friday, and any time weekends and Bank Holidays. On Mondays-Fridays, passes issued by any other English authority are only valid after 09:30.

In East Sussex, Older Persons and Disabled Persons Concessionary Travel Cards issued by any English authority are accepted on all normal Compass Bus services after 09:30 Monday to Friday, and any time weekends and Bank Holidays.

In West Sussex, Older Persons Concessionary Travel Cards issued by any English authority are accepted on all normal Compass Bus services after 09:30 Monday to Friday, and any time weekends and Bank Holidays. Disabled Persons Concessionary Travel Cards are valid at any time if issued by one of the following authorities: Adur, Arun, Chichester, Crawley, Horsham, Mid Sussex, Worthing and West Sussex County Council. On Mondays-Fridays, Disabled Person passes issued by any other English authority are only valid after 09:30.

In Surrey, Older Persons Concessionary Travel Cards issued by any English authority are accepted on all normal Compass Bus services after 09:30 Monday to Friday, and at any time weekends and Bank Holidays. Disabled Persons Concessionary Travel Cards are valid at any time if issued by one of the following authorities: Elmbridge, Epsom & Ewell, Guildford, Mole Valley, Reigate & Banstead, Runnymede, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, Tandridge, Waverley, Woking and Surrey County Council. On Mondays-Fridays, Disabled Person passes issued by any other English authority are only valid after 09:30.

“Companion” Cards: Some Disabled Persons passes allow a Companion to travel free as well as the card-holder. These are normally only valid in the County of issue. However, West Sussex, East Sussex and Kent County Councils have reciprocal agreements which allow the companion person to travel free across these counties.

Please call our office on 01903 690025 for further information on Concessionary Travel Cards.