Your KCC Travel Saver

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

Applications are now open, but please read the information below about COVID-19 to help you decide if getting a Travel Saver will save you money this year.

If your child will be using public transport, mini buses, taxis or coaches to get to school there is some new guidance.

To help prepare your child return to school watch our video and read our guidance about how to travel to school safely.

The KCC Travel Saver can be used from when you receive it until 31 July 2021.

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.

Let us know if you have found a bus pass:

Bus routes

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, 88.0 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 with your operator before attempting to use your pass on evenings and weekends.

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, 106.7 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.