Bus travel with a disability
Information to help travellers with a disability.
Free bus pass
Please see our Apply for a disabled person’s bus pass page for information on applying for a free English National Concessionary Travel Scheme bus pass.
Wheelchair and scooter access
Please contact your local bus operator if you need to confirm accessibility on the services locally Bus operating companies in East Sussex. They will be able to advise on access on their service.
If you aren’t sure which bus operator serves your area and journey please use Traveline.info to check.
Bus operator assistance cards
Some bus operators in East Sussex offer a card which confirms the assistance that they may need when travelling. They can be particularly helpful for travellers with hidden disabilities. All cards issued under these schemes will be accepted by drivers, but please visit your main bus operator websites for more information:
- Helping Hand Scheme – Brighton & Hove Buses supported by Big Lemon, Compass, Metrobus and Stagecoach
- Journey Assistance Cards- Stagecoach Buses
Audible information – ‘Talking’ Bus Stops
All new real time information signs installed in the county have the ability to provide audible information about bus services for people with visual impairments. These are known as ‘Talking’ bus stops signs and the audible announcements are activated by a key fob (remote control) issued to partially sighted people by the County Council.
For further information, please email the Real-time bus stop team. Please provide full details such as road names and addresses if you are emailing about a specific stop.
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