Tickets and Passes


Unlike in London, cash is accepted (and welcomed!) on all Compass services. In Surrey, West Sussex and East Sussex single, day return and weekly tickets are available, the latter on routes operating at least daily Monday to Friday. These cost four times the daily return fare. A different fares structure applies within the Brighton area with a range of “Saver” tickets in addition to single fares. Saver Tickets are both issued and accepted on Brighton Routes 16/16A, 19, 37/37B, 47, 56/56E, 57 & 66.

From 26 April 2016 when Brighton & Hove Buses are making changes to their Saver Ticket range and boundaries, Compass will both issue and accept on routes as set out below the One Day Adult networkSaver Paper Ticket and also accept the Key Smartcard version of this ticket. NO OTHER types or variants of Saver Tickets, including m-tickets, Scratchcards, Child, Weekly, or Period Tickets, are valid.

Routes 119/120, 123, 127/128/129, 145 – Throughout route.Routes 121/122, 125, 143, 166, 167 – Between Lewes and Nevill Green or Malling Down ONLY.

Route 126 – Between Seaford and Chyngton Estate ONLY.

For detailed information on individual fares and tickets please call or email us.


Compass Student Term Tickets

We currently issue Term Tickets on Routes 85 and 141 to Bishop Luffa School, Route 42 to Godalming College, Routes 740 and 743 to Steyning Grammar School and on Routes 89, 652, 662 and 682 to selected Horsham Schools. Please refer to our Student Term Ticket page for full details.

Child Concessionary Fares
Children under 5 years travel free, 5 to 15 year olds travel at half fare at all times in all areas except the Brighton area where busID is required for children 14+.
County Councils operate different schemes for children and/or students in full time education providing discounted travel. Principally the 3in1 Scheme operates in West Sussex, Studentcard in Surrey and Freedom Ticket in East Sussex. Please refer to your individual Council website or contact them for further details. Please note that the West Sussex scheme is coming to an end in December, for details click here.
Some students qualifying for “entitled” travel will be issued by their County Council or Unitary Authority passes which are valid on Compass routes. These must be shown on every journey to the driver otherwise the normal fare will be charged.
Standard Citizencards are not accepted for concessions but may be used as proof of age up to 15 years to obtain child fares, busID required in Brighton as noted above.


Concessionary Travel Cards, Discovery Tickets.
These tickets are valid as relevant on Compass routes. Please refer to our Customer Information page for full details.


PlusBus Tickets
We participate in the Plusbus schemes operating in cities and town throughout our area which give seamless train/bus travel at a discount. Please go to for further information.