KCC Travel Saver
The KCC Travel Saver is a bus pass that can save parents and pupils up to 50% on the cost of travel to and from school. To apply you must be:
- a resident of Kent (whose household pays Council Tax to a Kent district/ borough council for Kent County Council services)
- at school in years 7-11, whether the school is in Kent or not.
For most children’s journeys this pass will save you around 50% of what you might pay for an annual season ticket from a bus operator.
Coronavirus update for KCC Travel Saver
Parents have asked us questions about how our Travel Saver schemes will be operating in future and whether we will be providing compensation for bus passes unable to be used because of school closures.
How our schemes will operate from September is dependent on how and when schools will fully reopen. Until the government have made this clear, we are currently unable to accept any new applications for September.
We are keen to resolve the issue of compensation for passes not used because of school closures. Students might need to use their Travel Saver again this year if schools reopen before the end of the summer term, some of whom will have had their final direct debit instalment suspended until they could use their pass again during this school year.
Until we know the position from the government we are unfortunately not able to conclude this matter. In the meantime, please do not return your passes to us.
We know that this uncertainty is frustrating for parents and we are very grateful for your patience while we wait for the situation with schools to become clearer.