Free bus travel for young people and families

Reconnect free bus pass

The Reconnect free bus pass is back for summer 2022!

Thanks to Kent’s local bus operators, young people and families with children can enjoy this summer holiday with free bus travel between 23 July and 31 August 2022.

Young person's passes

If you're in years 6 to 13 at school and you live or go to school in Kent, you can travel by bus for free this summer as part of the Reconnect programme.

Family passes

If you have children and can't get them to summer activities because of a lack of transport, our family pass is for you.

As part of the Reconnect programme, our family pass allows a family of up to 4, who live in Kent, to travel by bus for free this summer. Either 1 adult and 3 children or 2 adults and 2 children can travel for free using the pass.

Getting a pass

If you go to school in Kent, you should get a young person's bus pass from your school or college before the end of the summer term.

If you don't, you'll be able to order digital versions of both the young person's bus pass and the family bus pass on this page from 20 July. If you don't have a suitable mobile phone, you'll also be able to pick-up a printed version from a collection point, but not until 20 July.

Using your bus pass

Once you get your bus pass, you’ll be able to use it as many times as you like between 23 July and 31 August 2022. You'll be able to use it to board buses in Kent up to 9pm each day.

Family passes cannot be used by an adult without a child or by an child without an adult and cannot be transferred to another family.

These passes are only valid for journeys in Kent. They cannot be used to travel into or out of the county (for example on services that start or operate in Medway, East Sussex, West Sussex or the Transport for London area).

You must show your bus pass to the driver when getting on the bus and you must keep the pass with you at all times.

This offer has been made possible thanks to the generous support of Kent’s bus operators.

Lost bus passes

If you lose your Reconnect bus pass, you'll be able to order a digital replacement on this page or visit a collection point, where replacement passes will be available from 20 July.

Collection points

From 20 July, you'll be able to collect Reconnect bus passes from the following places: