KCC 16+ Travel Saver

Share the fare with Kent County Council and save up to 50%.

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

We are aware that some customers who applied by our recommended July deadline and who have opted to pay by Direct Debit instalments still haven’t received their Travel Saver passes. This is due to unforeseen difficulties we have experienced in processing these applications.

We are very sorry about this and we are working hard to make sure students get their passes as soon as possible.

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

If you have already called or emailed us, we will reply but it could take up to a week to do so while we prioritise getting passes out to schools. We thank you for your patience.