• Train discounts

    • Discounts for 16 and 17 year olds

      For travel from 2 September 2019 onwards, 16 or 17 year olds with the 16-17 Saver will be eligible for 50% off standard Anytime, Off-Peak, Advance and Season tickets.

      The 16-17 Saver is available to buy for £30 online at www.16-17saver.co.uk

      The 16-17 Saver is valid until the holder’s 18th birthday although if the birthday is within the ticket's validity period, but after the first day, the half rate ticket will continue to be valid, but needs to expire up to a maximum of four months after the 18th birthday.

      Discounts for 18 year olds in further education

      Further education students over 18 can get up to 1/3 off their season tickets (subject to a minimum monthly fare of £30.80). To get the discount, students will need a Sussex Student Card. It’s free apart from you’ll need to send a recent passport-style photo when you apply.

      Students using the train can get up to 1/3 off their season tickets (subject to a minimum monthly fare of £30.80). To get the discount, students will need a Sussex Student Card. It’s free apart from you’ll need to send a recent passport-style photo when you apply.

      The Sussex Student Card confirms that you:

      • are over 18 and continuing on a course of further education
      • live in East Sussex, West Sussex or Brighton & Hove
      • attend a maintained school with a sixth form, sixth form college, or college of further education

      Make sure you read the guidance notes on the form before posting your application. You can apply up to one month before your 18th birthday.

      2019/2020 Application Form

      Existing Sussex Student Card holders under 18 can still use their card to get 1/3rd discount. However, you will probably getter a better saving by switching to the 16-17 Saver (See above)

      Getting your rail season ticket with a Sussex Student Card 

      Once you have your Sussex Student Card and unique PIN, you can apply for a rail season ticket via Southern Railway’s season ticket website. You must:

      • use your PIN to access the discount; this will need to be used every time you buy or renew your season ticket to ensure you pay the reduced price
      • include the Sussex Student Card's number (which is printed on your card e.g. E99999)
      • carry your card when using a rail season ticket purchased under the discount scheme.

      We cannot provide a replacement PIN so if it is lost or forgotten, you will need to re-apply for a new Sussex Student Card. 

      The discount is not available on tickets bought at railway stations.

      Lost or stolen Sussex Student Card

      You will need to apply for a replacement Sussex Student Card if your card is lost or stolen, and provide a recent passport-style photo.

      Contact us about the Sussex Student Card

      Please email any queries about this page to post16transport@eastsussex.gov.uk.