We offer a wide range of tickets and fares across our services. Details of these are below.
POINT TO POINT
These tickets offer travel between two set places. You can buy them from the driver with cash, contactless, or a TAP card. Prices vary according to the length of the journey, farecharts can be found on the route information page.
Single - one way journey
Day Return - there and back in one day
Weekly - unlimited travel for one week*
HOPPA & AREA TICKETS
These tickets offer unlimited travel within a set zone for either a Day or a Week. Zone maps can be found on the route information page. You can buy them from the driver with cash, contactless, or a TAP card.
These products are loaded onto a smartcard and offer unlimited travel across our network for a longer period of time. These tickets can be purchased online, over the phone, or in person at our office.
These tickets offer unlimited travel on all Southdown services for the validity of the ticket. You can buy them from the driver with cash, contactless, or a TAP card.
This is our smartcard scheme, to apply - click here. Simply load money onto your TAP card online with a card or on the bus with cash; and pay for your bus travel with your TAP card.
These tickets offer unlimited travel across the South East of England on the services of almost every bus operator for one day. You can buy them from the driver with cash, contactless, or a TAP card.
Under 5's travel free at all times. Those aged between 5 & 16 can travel at the child rate. However, children who look older than 16 or are not wearing school uniform may have to show photo identification to travel at child rate. You can apply for a Citizencard by clicking this link, once you have this card which we will accept as proof of age for children under 16.
We also accept Kent Young Persons Travel Passes for journeys that start or finish in Kent, except on Saturdays.
Those aged between 16 & 19 can travel at the child rate on production of a valid Student Fare Card. These can be obtained from Surrey County Council if you live in Surrey (see their website), or from us if you live elsewhere (see here). We accept Kent 16+ Travel Passes for journeys that start or finish in Kent.
CONCESSIONARY BUS PASSES
Holders of English National Concessionary Bus Passes are entitled to free travel. Passes are not valid for travel before 0930 on Mondays to Fridays. Passes must be placed on the smartcard reader when boarding the bus.
Passes are not valid before 09:30am on Mondays to Fridays
If you work at Gatwick Airport or selected companies in City Place you could be elegable for a Gatwick Travelcard. These are accepted at all times on Southdown Routes 422 & 424 which serve Gatwick and City Place. They offer reduced weekly, monthly & annual travel passes, they can also be used on many Metrobus services.