Tickets for children
Up to four children under the age of 5 can travel for free when accompanied by a responsible, fare-paying passenger.
These children can’t:
- take a seat that paying passengers might need
- stay in a buggy in an unsuitable place on the bus
For children under 5 who can’t travel for free, different rules apply depending on the local authority area you’re in.
See our conditions of carriage for more information about carrying small prams and buggies.
5–15 year olds
There are different rules on concessions for children between five and 15 depending on the local authority area you’re in.
Single and return tickets
Children aged between five and 15 years old can travel on child single and return or day tickets. The driver may sell you a dayrider ticket if the fare for a return journey exceeds the dayrider fare.
Child explorer tickets
An explorer ticket gives one day’s unlimited travel on any of our buses in West England, excluding some night buses.