child/young persons bus tickets
Any bus fare-paying customer or bus pass holder (including ENCT) can take up to 2 children with them under the age of 7 for free. Any additional children travelling on our buses will be charged the normal child bus fare (regardless of whether they are under 7 or over).
looking for school bus timetables?
We run a number of dedicated bus services to schools in and around the Bournemouth and Poole area.
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Child bus fares are available until your 19th birthday. Many young customers look very grown up and our drivers may question your age. We recommend that ID is carried so that your age can be verified otherwise you may be charged an adult bus fare.
We have a range of bus tickets available for children. Single and return bus travel tickets are available from the bus driver when you board the bus. Dayrider bus travel tickets are also available which are valid for days unlimited travel, that means you can hop on and off our buses as much as you like!
child bus tickets on theKey
theKey is our bus travel smartcard. It’s a way of buying your bus ticket for travel from our website or travel shop, it's a safe and secure way of buying bus tickets. Bus tickets are available to use within 3 hours of being loaded onto the card when you buy them from our website. When you board the bus you just tap your key on the ticket machine and take a seat! Child bus tickets on the key will be available as a Network ticket, which covers travel on more, Salisbury Reds, bluestar, unilink and Damory buses.
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travel to school or college by bus?
If you travel to school using a dedicated school bus route you will need to buy a Scholars Pass from our dedicated School bus pass site - to find out more
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If you travel to school by bus you may get your bus pass provided by your local education authority (LEA). The rules on that are quite complex and can vary in different areas. For the full story contact your LEA – morebus don’t provide free school bus passes.
We work with the following LEAs:
We also work with the following colleges for those over 16:
If your LEA or college can’t help you we do a range of point-to-point term tickets for details visit our travel shop in Poole bus station or call 0845 072 7093 or go to passes.gosouthcoast.co.uk to buy your scholars bus pass online.
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