Transport information

See the Post-16 Transport Policy for students and find general information about support and discounts you can get when using trains and buses.

Post-16 Transport Policy Statement

The Post-16 Transport Policy Statement is for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 16 to 25 years, including:

  • young people aged 16 to 18 in further education (also known as sixth form age)
  • young adult learners aged 19 to 25 with an Education, Health and Care Plan who are in further education.

See the statement on the council's Post-16 and college transport for students with SEND page.

Travel by train

Disabled Person's Railcard

If you are disabled or have a progressive medical condition you may be able to get a Disabled Person’s Railcard. This gives you cheaper travel on trains.

Find out if you are eligible for the Disabled Person's Railcard.

Support on trains and at stations

Rail companies offer support to people using the trains. You can download a support card so that people know how to help you. You can download easy read guides to buying a ticket, travelling by train and contacting the train companies.

These train companies operate in West Sussex. You can find information about how to get support when you travel on the train.

For travel outside of West Sussex, you can find information about accessible train travel here:

Travel by bus

Disabled Person’s Bus Pass

You may be able to get a free bus pass which will give you free bus travel.

Find out if you are eligible for the Disabled Person's Bus Pass.

Free disabled person's bus pass - West Sussex County Council

16 to 20 Bus Saver

Young people in West Sussex can get cheaper bus fares until their 21st birthday by buying a 16 to 20 Bus Saver fare or ticket. This will be the same price as the existing child rate from the relevant bus operator.

Just ask the bus driver or purchase the fare in the operator apps. Before travelling, make sure to bring a valid proof of age as bus operators may ask for it.

Find out more about the 16 to 20 Bus Saver.

Travel training

For those who can, the ability to travel independently is an important life skill and part of preparation for adulthood.

Find ideas and get contact details for advice about practicing on our Independent travel training page.