Cost of KCC Travel Saver

Share the fare with Kent County Council and save up to 50% off the cost of bus travel

Using National Bus Strategy funding provided by government, we’re freezing the cost of the KCC Travel Saver bus pass at last year’s price.

The cost of the KCC Travel Saver is £450 for the year or £460 if you pay in instalments.

Pay online in full or spread the cost with our Direct Debit option and make 8 monthly payments between August 2023 and March 2024.

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.

Lower cost and free passes

Lower cost and free passes are available for children and families meeting certain criteria.

Free school meals passes are for children who are eligible for free school meals. Just select this option when applying. No other information is needed and we can check eligibility.

The cost of a free school meals pass is £120.

You can spread the cost by making 8 monthly payments between August 2023 and March 2024.

Free passes are for:

  • young carers
  • children in care.

You do not need to get your application endorsed, we can check when you apply.

For households with 3 or more children, pay for 2 full price passes and get the 3rd and other additional passes for free. That means 2, 3 or 4 full year passes would cost £900, or £910 if paying by instalments.

This offer is not available if any of the passes are lower cost, free or 16+ passes.

Pay in instalments by Direct Debit

You can spread the cost over 8 months from August to March. When you apply online you will need to select the Direct Debit option.

A £10 administration fee is added to the first payment, unless you are applying for the free school meals pass.

Read more about paying by instalments and how to set up your Direct Debit.


Find out how to apply for a KCC Travel Saver.

Funded by UK government

The price of the KCC Travel Saver has been frozen at last year's price thanks to funding from UK Government.