Sussex Student Card

Apply for a card to get discounted train season tickets in Sussex if you are a sixth form student.

1 Overview

The Sussex Student Card is a free card which allows you to buy discounted rail season tickets. It confirms that you:

  • are a student of sixth form age in Year 12 or above
  • attend full-time education at a school sixth form, sixth form college or college of further education
  • live in West Sussex, East Sussex or Brighton & Hove.

2 What discounts are available?

The Sussex Student Card gives you a 34% discount on the price of monthly and longer season tickets.

You can use the discount card for rail travel outside of Sussex. However:

  • the starting point of your ticket must be the most convenient station for your home; and
  • the destination must be the most convenient station for your school or college.

Journeys are limited to the Southern and Southeastern rail networks, but are not available to London terminals.

3 How to get a card

Complete and return the form below, enclosing a recent passport-style photograph. 

You will need to get your form signed by a representative at your school or college. If you were born after 31 August 2000 we will also require a parent's/carer's signature.

You should allow at least 10 working days from when we receive your application for your card to be issued. At peak times there may be a slightly longer wait.

4 Getting a season ticket

Your Sussex Student Card will be sent to you with a covering letter stating your unique PIN code. Once your card has been delivered, you can apply for a rail season ticket under the Sussex Further Education Season Ticket scheme.

You must:

  • include your Sussex Student Card's unique number as part of your application
  • carry your card when using a rail season ticket purchased under the discount scheme.

Keep your new PIN safe as you will need to use this every time you buy or renew your season ticket.

5 If your card is lost or stolen

You will need to apply for a replacement using the form below if your card is lost or stolen, and provide a recent passport-style photo.

Application for replacement Sussex Student Card (PDF, 50KB)
Last updated:
16 October 2018

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