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.
If you’re travelling with young children, please show courtesy towards fellow passengers. See our conditions of carriage for more information about carrying prams and buggies.
Children under five who can’t travel for free, can travel for between half and two-thirds the cost of most adult fares.
5–15 year olds
Single and return tickets
Children aged 5 to 15 years can usually travel at a discount on most adult fares.
Child dayrider tickets
Children under 16 are eligible for a child dayrider ticket. It allows one day’s unlimited travel in your chosen zone or zones.
You can share dayrider tickets with your family and friends when you're not using them.
Out with friends for the evening and don't want to pay for a whole day of travel? Our nightrider gold ticket can be purchased and used on most Stagecoach South routes across Hampshire, Surrey, Brighton & West Sussex for evening services after 19:00.
Tickets issued before midnight are valid until end of service, whilst those after midnight are only valid in the early hours of the morning of issue.
Child megarider tickets
Children under 16 can get a child megarider ticket . It allows unlimited travel in your chosen travel zone or zones for a specific time period.
Children aged 5 to 16 and at school in Hampshire or Surrey, can use our great value termrider tickets. They allow unlimited travel in your chosen travel zone or zones.
West Sussex 3-in-1 discount card
Under 16s who live and go to school in West Sussex, can apply for a 3in1 discount card. You’ll get an extra 25% discount on the standard child fare for single, return and weekly tickets.
Discounted bus travel is available at any time, but only on journeys starting or finishing within West Sussex.
Child discount ID cards
Children aged 14 and 15 may need to prove their age when asking for child fares. Soon you will be able to download a discount ID card application form.
This discount ID card can also be given to children younger than 14 if needed. CitizenCards, passports, foreign identity cards and other transport companies’ ID cards can also be used.