School transport

Freedom and Pathfinder bus tickets

Freedom and Pathfinder bus tickets provide pupils and students with unlimited bus travel on most routes within East Sussex.

Further information

Connexions 360 - bus ID card application form (Freedom/Pathfinder tickets)
Apply for a bus iD card, to buy discounted Freedom and Pathfinder bus tickets.

School crossing patrols

We have over 100 school crossing patrols at about 70 sites in East Sussex, helping children cross the road safely while walking to and from school.


Darren Dowd
School Crossing Patrol and Driver Training Supervisor

Phone: 01273 482293
Email Darren Dowd

Further information

School crossing patrols
Information about school crossing patrols, plus how to get involved.

School transport - financial help

Financial help with home to school travel.

Further information

Financial help with home to school travel
Children at school may qualify for financial assistance for their journey between home and school under certain circumstances. This page explains who may qualify for help and how to apply.

School transport for low income families

You may qualify for for financial assistance for your child/ren's journey between home and school if you meet the definition of a low income family. This is defined as being entitled either to the maximum level of Working Tax Credit, or to free school meals.


Admissions and Transport team
County Hall,
St Anne's Crescent,
East Sussex BN7 1UE

See a map of this address

Phone: 0345 60 80 190
Email Admissions and Transport team

Further information

Form - School transport for low income families
How to apply for home to school travel assistance if your child is from a low-income family.
Free school meals

Sussex Student Card

Sussex Student Card is a scheme for students aged 16–19 living in East Sussex, West Sussex or Brighton & Hove who attend a sixth form or further education college.

Further information

Connexions 360 - rail travel discounts
Apply for a Sussex Student Card, which entitles further education students to discounted rail travel between home and their school or college.