Tickets for children
Children under 5
Up to four children under 5 years old can travel for free when accompanied by a responsible, fare-paying passenger.
These children shouldn’t:
- take a seat that paying passengers might need
- stay in a buggy in an unsuitable place on the bus
See our conditions of carriage for more information about carrying small prams and buggies.
5–15 year olds
Children aged 5 to 15 years old can travel for between half and two-thirds of the adult fare in most areas.
Child fares for single tickets are only available after 9:00 on schooldays, at weekends and during school holidays. Except Mansfield, Worksop and services funded by Lincolnshire or Nottinghamshire county councils which are available anytime.
You may be asked for ID to prove your age before you can buy discounted child tickets.
Child dayrider tickets
Children under 16 can use a child dayrider ticket where available. It allows one day’s unlimited travel in your chosen zone or zones, except on Pronto services.
You can share your child dayrider tickets with other children aged between 5 and 15 when you're not using them.
Family dayrider tickets are also available and offer unlimited travel for two adults and three children and they are available in certain areas.
Child explorer tickets
Children under 16 can get a child explorer ticket. It allows one day’s unlimited travel in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, South Yorkshire and Gainsborough town services.
Child explorer Tickets cannot be used on Pronto services.
Child Day Out tickets
Children under 16 can get a child Day Out ticket. It’ll give you one day’s unlimited travel on any of our bus services in the East Midlands.
They are only valid on the day you buy them, after 09:00 on school days, all day at weekends and on bank holidays.
Family Day Out tickets are also available and offer unlimited travel for two adults plus three children.