KCC 16+ Travel Saver

The KCC 16+ Travel Saver is a bus pass that can save parents and students up to 50% on the cost of bus travel to and from school and college. To apply for a pass you must be:

  • a resident of Kent (whose household pays Council Tax to a Kent district/ borough council for Kent County Council services)
  • 16-19 years old and in academic years 12-14 (to be eligible your date of birth must be between 01/09/2000 and 31/08/2003)
  • attending a participating school, college, work-based learning provider or apprenticeship provider.

For most students, this pass will save you around 50% of what you might otherwise pay if you bought an annual season ticket from a bus operator.

The KCC 16+ Travel Saver is valid at any time of the day and on any day of the year, including evenings, weekends and school holidays.

September bus pass applications

If you have applied for your pass within the past 28 days, it could take up to 28 working days to process your application from the date you applied.

We apologise for the difficulties currently being experienced in contacting us about your Travel Saver pass. We are dealing with many more emails and calls than usual, which is having an impact on how quickly we are able to respond.

If you have already called or emailed us, we will reply but it could take up to a week to do so. You do not need to email us again.

If you have applied for the Direct Debit option and haven’t returned your signed copy of the Direct Debit mandate, please do so as soon as possible as this will delay your pass being ready for collection.

Most passes applied for by our recommended deadline of 14 July have been issued and were ready for collection on the first day of school. We are aware of some issues related to payment by instalments and we are working through these to get the passes to children as soon as possible.