Tickets and Passes

Unlike in London, cash is accepted (and welcomed!) on all Compass services, as well as contactless payments – 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.

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.

Route 108 – Between Steyning and Shoreham only.

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

Routes 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 85 and 141 to Bishop Luffa School, Routes 42 and 43 to Godalming College, Route 45 to Rodborough School, Routes 740 and 743 to Steyning Grammar School and on Routes 89 and 662 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 and Hove City area where busID is required for children aged 14+.

Compass Discounted Travel for Students
Students in full time education may get discounts on bus travel with Compass, different schemes operate in each council area, principally the Sussex Studentcard 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 3in1 scheme is coming to an end in December 2016, for details click here.
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 or students discounts. In the Brighton and Hove City Council area busID cards are required.

Compass Rover Tickets 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 school bus services 107, 125, 141, 228, 424, 428, 615, 662, 740 and 743

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.