New Lower Bus Fares in East Sussex

Published: 15 August 2022

Bus travel has been significantly impacted by changing travel habits over the pandemic period. Your help in encouraging more bus use, by doing what you can to help promote these lower fare ticket options, will also mean operators will be in a much stronger position to continue running the services in East Sussex that our residents rely upon.

Information about these lower fares can be found on our website, which we would ask you to direct people to for more information, through this link: New lower fares on East Sussex bus services | East Sussex County Council

The website will be updated with any changes to these fares offers and news of any new participating operators. We are also promoting the fares in a social media campaign using TikTok, Twitter and Facebook as well as by other means. We particularly need to encourage people to use bus services who do not do so currently.

The lower fare offers most relevant to your area are summarised below.

Compass Travel

  • Most adult single and day return fares on Compass Travel services in East Sussex have been reduced. Their maximum adult fare in East Sussex is now £5, which allows unlimited travel on their services in East Sussex for a whole day.
  • Up to four children or young people age between 5-18 years can travel free in East Sussex with an adult who has a valid ticket or concession pass.
  • For young people travelling independently there is a £1 single fare, available on any Compass Travel bus journey in East Sussex. This offer will be available up to 31st August.
  • The £5 maximum fare, the free accompanied travel young children/young persons, and the £1 offer for young people travelling independently, are also available on Compass Travel routes into West Sussex and Kent. But the passenger’s first trip must start in East Sussex.