Tickets and Passes

Contactless payment is accepted on all Compass Bus services – all Visa and MasterCard cards displaying the contactless symbol , along with Apple Pay and Google Pay, can be used. Unfortunately, we do not accept payments by American Express.  For more information on contactless payments please click here.

Contactless is our preferred method of payment but cash is accepted, if paying by cash please try to have the exact fare, Drivers will give change when possible but if this is not possible they will issue you with a change voucher that you can use for payment on a future journey or exchange with a different driver if they have change.

In Surrey, West Sussex and East Sussex single, day return and weekly tickets are available. Weekly tickets are available on routes operating at least daily Monday to Friday and cost four times the daily return fare.

A different fares structure applies on routes operated within the Brighton area with a range of “Saver” tickets in addition to single fares. Brighton and Hove Saver Tickets are both issued and accepted on Brighton Routes 37 and 37B, these are also accepted on services operated by Brighton & Hove Buses, Metrobus and The Big Lemon within the Brighton and Hove City Council area. The full range of Brighton and Hove Buses Saver tickets are accepted on Routes 37 and 37B.

On the routes listed below Compass will both issue and accept the Brighton & Hove One Day Adult Network Saver Paper Ticket and  the One Day Adult Network Saver loaded onto The Key Smartcard. NO OTHER types or variants of Saver Tickets, including m-tickets, Scratchcards, Child, Weekly, or Period Tickets are accepted.

Routes 19, 19A, 119, 120, 123, 127, 128, 129, 145 – Throughout the route.

Route 100, 106, – Between Upper Beeding and Steyning/Dacre Gardens only.

Routes 121, 122, 124, 166, 167 – Between Lewes and Nevill Green only.

Routes 124, 125, 143 Between Lewes and Malling Down only.

Route 126 – Between Seaford and Chyngton Estate only.

Brighton and Hove Saver Tickets are not valid on any other Compass routes.

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

Compass Student Term Tickets
We currently issue Term Tickets on Routes 42 and 43 to Godalming College, Route 45 to Rodborough School and on Routes 740 and 743 to Steyning Grammar School. 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 and Hove City area where busID is required for children aged 14+.

Compass Discounted Travel for Students
Students aged between 16 and 19 years may get discounts on bus travel with Compass, In East and West Sussex a young adults can save 25% off single, adult and weekly tickets with our own Sussex Student Card, in East Sussex the Freedom Ticket also gives discounted weekly bus travel in the county. In Surrey the Surrey Student Bus Fare Card is available from Surrey County Council offering discounts on bus travel. In Brighton we accept passes and offer discounts as part of the Bus ID scheme run by Brighton & Hove Buses.
Students qualifying for “entitled” travel will be issued with passes valid on Compass routes by their County Council or Unitary Authority, 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 obtain child fares if under 16. In the Brighton and Hove City Council area busID cards are required.

Compass Rover Tickets – Now available on the MyTrip app

We have now added to our ticket range the COMPASS ROVER which gives unlimited travel on ALL* Compass Bus routes for a seven day period. This ticket is in addition to our existing great value weekly tickets between any two points on a particular bus route and offers even better value. The COMPASS ROVER costs just £30 for an adult and £15 for a child.

*COMPASS ROVER tickets are not valid on the following bus services – 7, 43, 45, 107, 225, 227, 415, 428, 468, 500, 625, 662, 740, 743 and any special events services or dedicated Brinsbury College or Collyers College services.

Concessionary Travel Cards

These tickets are valid as relevant on Compass routes. Please refer to our Customer Information page for full details.

Discovery Tickets
Discovery tickets give unlimited travel on most bus services throughout South east England, for details click HERE
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.