Concessionary Travel with Centrebus
Local bus travel with us can be great value. As well as our range of discount day, season and combination tickets, we offer concessionary travel rates to many people, including children, students and the elderly. Concessionary permits are usually issued by your local council or education establishment, so please do contact them for more details. You must always carry your concessionary permit when travelling, and show it to the driver each time you board the bus.
Travel for Children
Children aged under 5 travel free on Centrebus services, provided they are accompanied by an adult passenger.
In Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire children aged under 14 can get a discount on standard single and return fares. The discount is usuallly around 30%. These same conditions apply on journeys which start or finish in Hertfordshire, but involve travel into neighbouring counties such as Bedfordshire.
We recommend you get a Centrebus Proof of Age card or citizen card to prove your age to the driver if you are 11 or older. Remember that on most routes we operate, children aged 14 upwards pay the standard adult fare.
In Hertfordshire, children aged under 11 can get a 50% discount on standard single and return fares for journeys which are wholly within Hertfordshire. Children aged 11 or older pay the standard adult fare unless they hold a Hertfordshire Savercard.
From the age of 14 upwards, children and students pay the standard adult fare. However, if you are in full time education, please do enquire about "Luton Student Saver", or our Travel Club and discounts for NUS members (see below).
If you are travelling within Hertfordshire, children and students aged 11 and over, in full time education, can get up to 50% of local bus travel with Centrebus if they hold a Hertfordshire Savercard. You can apply for a card through your school or college, and the card will be valid until your 16th birthday, or for one year if you are 16 or over.
With Hertfordshire Savercard, you get a 50% discount on the price of standard single or return tickets for journeys wholly within Hertfordshire, and you can also qualify for a discount on our range of day and season tickets. For more information, and to apply online, click here
Luton Student Savercard
The Luton Student Savercard scheme is funded by the Luton Post 16 Transport Partnership and Luton Council. It offers reduced rate bus travel and season tickets if you travel with Centrebus, within the Luton and Dunstable area. You can apply for a Luton Student Savercard if you are a full time student, living in Luton, aged between 16 and not over 19 on 31 August 2010 and attending Barnfield College, Luton Sixth Form College, Dunstable College, or Cardinal Newman Sixth Form.
To obtain a Luton Student Savercard, you need to apply via your college. Once you have your Savercard, you can travel within the valid area for a flat fare of £1.00 single, or purchase a weekly season ticket for just £4 (a saving of £4 on the standard adult fare). For more information, and an application form, click here
Travel for Senior Citizens
If you are over 60, you qualify for free bus travel with Centrebus at off-peak times from 1st April 2008. You need to obtain a permit from your local district or borough council to claim the concession on the bus. Off-peak travel means anytime between 09:30 and 23:00 (11pm) Monday to Friday, or any time at weekends or on public holidays. Local residents can get additional travel benefits, including free or reduced rate peak time travel. For full details, visit your local council's website.
Student Travel Discount
With NUS Extra, or Graduate Extra, you can get 15% off the price of a standard single or return ticket when you show your membership card. This discount is available on all our services except the 319 in Hertfordshire/Essex, County Connect and UHL Hopper.
In the Lea Valley, we offer a £2 student day ticket for unlimited travel on C2/C3 (and Centrebus 311) for the day of purchase. Just show you membership card to the driver of the first C2/C3 bus you board.
North Herts College students can travel for just £1 single if travelling to Hitchin or Stevenage with Centrebus. You will need a both an NHC ID card and Herts Savercard to qualify.
University of Bedfordshire students can also travel at child rate (30% discount on single, return, and weekly tickets, but not multi-operator products) for any journey starting or finishing in the Luton/Dunstable zone.