Stagecoach Bus Passes

Stagecoach in East Kent has announced a new range of bus tickets for young people which will extend Kent County Council issued passes to allow unlimited travel on Stagecoach buses.

The new Stagecoach ‘PLUS’ tickets will be valid when children are unable to use KCC’s new Young Persons Travel Pass,  meaning those aged 11-16 will still be able to  benefit from unlimited travel at any time of the day as they did under the previous Freedom Pass Scheme.

Jeremy Cooper, Commercial Director of Stagecoach in East Kent said: “Our new ‘PLUS’ tickets are designed to complement the KCC passes to make sure parents still have the option of purchasing an unlimited travel pass. We wanted to make sure young people were still able to enjoy the benefits of our comprehensive bus network and go out and make social and leisure journeys independently.”

The Young Persons Travel PLUS ticket costs £50 for the year or £25 for half the year and will only be accepted when presented with a Young Persons Travel Pass.  The PLUS ticket is valid when the KCC pass is not - in the evening, at weekends and during August. For parents who do not want to purchase a PLUS season ticket, Stagecoach has also pledged a £1 cap on single fares for holders of the Kent pass if they travel outside the times their pass is valid.

There is also a new PLUS add-on ticket for holders of statutory scholars passes so those entitled to free travel to school can also upgrade their pass to make it valid at anytime. Scholars PLUS tickets cost £100 and are valid in the evening, at weekends and during all school holidays whereas scholar passes only allow one journey to and from school.

PLUS tickets are available to buy online at stagecoachbus.com/eastkent or from the Stage Coach travel office in Canterbury from Mid August. The tickets will be available to collect from schools at the start of term along with council issued passes.

For more information please call the customer service office on 01227 812409 or email: eastkent.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com