Your KCC Travel Saver

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

Our office is currently not staffed, we are available to deal with urgent enquiries, but do not have access to post.

Find out the arrangements for getting compensation for passes not used while schools have been shut.

The KCC Travel Saver can be used from when you receive it until 31 July 2020.

You can use it on any public bus service in Kent on Mondays to Fridays between 6am and 7pm. Passes can be used in school holidays but not in August.

Lost, stolen, damaged and found passes

You can order a replacement online if your pass has been lost, stolen or damaged.  All you will need is your child’s details and a credit or debit card to pay the £10 replacement fee.

Order a replacement

Please note that you can have 3 replacement passes per school year.

Alternatively, you can call 03000 41 84 84 to pay by debit or credit card, or pay by cheque or postal order.

Or, to pay by cheque or postal order make it payable to 'Kent County Council' and write your child's name, address and school on the back. Post to Freepost KCC TRAVEL SAVER.

Temporary replacement pass

We will send a temporary pass to your home to use before your new pass arrives.

It can take up to 10 working days to get your temporary replacement pass. You need to pay the fare and we don't refund fares you pay while you're waiting.

We will send the new pass to the school.

If you have found a bus pass you can:

Bus routes

Information about bus routes can be found on the national journey planning tool Traveline.

Each bus company provides timetables for their services or visit the 11-19 travel website to:

  • plan your bus and train journey using an address, postcode, point of interest, town or village
  • view timetables.

View the list of participating operators (PDF, 93.2 KB).

Outside of Kent: you can use your pass to travel to counties bordering Kent if the journey starts or ends in Kent. You cannot use it on London buses.

Medway: you can use your pass if your journey starts or ends within the Kent County Council administrative area, but you cannot use your pass to make journeys from one Medway point to another Medway point.

Additional use of your KCC Travel Saver

Some bus operators allow you to use your pass at other times than the Monday to Friday, 6am to 7pm limit. Check if your operator operator is listed below to get the details.

Although you can usually use your pass on Arriva buses at all times of the year (including evenings, weekends and the summer holidays), please note that this offer is currently suspended owing to coronavirus.

For further information visit the Arriva bus website or contact a member of their online team.

Chalkwell Coach offer a flat fare of £1 to pass holders at evenings and weekends but not between 31 July and the beginning of the September school term.

For further information call 01795 423982 or fill in their online enquiry form.

Although you can usually use your pass on Stagecoach buses at all times of the year (including evenings, weekends and the summer holidays), please note that this offer is currently suspended owing to coronavirus.

For further information call 03456 00 22 99 (open from 7:30am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday) or email

Behaviour of pass holders

At all times pass holders are expected to follow:

If you do not, your pass may be taken away or you may even be banned from travelling on certain buses. Read the KCC Travel Saver Terms and Conditions (PDF, 105.5 KB).

Problems and complaints with bus services

We do not have overall control over bus services or bus operators.

The KCC Travel Saver does not entitle any student to travel on a particular service, does not guarantee space on any vehicle and cannot be accountable for problems with the vehicle reliability.

Problems regarding the bus services should be directed to the relevant bus operator.

However, you can let us know of any general issues experienced by using our online feedback form. We use this information to spot problem areas in our regular discussions with bus operators.