Cost of KCC 16+ Travel Saver

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The cost of the KCC 16+ Travel Saver is £400 for the year.

You can pay online in full or spread the cost in monthly instalments with the Direct Debit option by making 8 monthly payments between August 2020 and March 2021. The pass costs the same no matter when you apply for it, so the earlier you apply the more value you get, and the longer period you can spread the payments over.

Financial support

Schools and colleges receive government funding to help some students with the cost. You will need to check directly with your school or college about how to get this support. The following guidance is to help them.

  • A student from a household with an income of £20,818 or over will pay the full (£400) amount.
  • A student from a household with an income between £16,191 and £20,817 per year should be considered for some further financial support provided by the school or college.
  • A student from a household with an income of less than £16,191 (equivalent to the free school meals criteria) should, at the discretion of the school or college, pay no more than £200 for the pass.

Pay in instalments by Direct Debit

You can spread the cost over 8 months from August to March. Select the Direct Debit option when you apply online.

A £10 administration fee applies to the Direct Debit option and will be added to the first payment.

Instalment examples

Unless we make a part year pass available, (which we'll do if government guidance changes), the cost of the pass remains the same whenever you apply. The earlier you apply the more monthly instalments you can spread the cost over. If you apply later in the year, then you can split the cost by the number of months left until March 2021.

  • Apply by 9 August 2020: 1 x instalment of £60 followed by 7 x instalments of £50 (total cost £410)
  • Apply by 1 November 2020: 1 x instalment of £90 followed by 4 x instalments of £80 (total cost £410)

Read our guide to instalments for more information (PDF, 388.0 KB).


If you no longer need your pass you can get a refund. You need to return your pass to the address shown on the back of your card by Friday 21 May 2021.

Date returned byRefund amount
Not collected or returned before the start of the year £390.00
2 November 2020 - term 2£323.35
4 January 2021 - term 3£256.68
22 February 2021 - term 4£190.01
19 April 2021 - term 5£123.34
7 June 2021 - term 6£56.67