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Children and young persons tickets

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Any bus fare-paying customer or bus pass holder (including ENCTS) can take up to two children with them under the age of 7 for free. Any additional children travelling on our buses will be charged the normal child bus fare (regardless of whether they are under 7 or over).

Child bus fares are available until your 19th birthday. After which, you will be charged adult fares. Many young customers look very grown up and our drivers may question your age. We recommend that ID is carried so that your age can be verified otherwise you may be charged an adult bus fare.

We have a range of bus tickets available for children. Single and return bus travel tickets are available from the bus driver when you board the bus. Dayrider bus travel tickets are also available which are valid for a day's unlimited travel; that means you can hop on and off our buses as much as you like!

Child tickets are not currently available on the clickit2ride mobile app.

Child bus tickets on theKey

theKey is our bus travel smartcard. It’s a way of buying your bus ticket for travel from our website or travel shop safely and securely. Bus tickets are available to use within 3 hours of being loaded onto the card when you buy them from our website or immediately from our travel shop. When you board the bus, you just tap your key on the ticket machine, wait for the green light, and take a seat!

Child bus tickets on theKey are available for our Network (Zone ABC) zone, which covers travel on morebus, Salisbury Reds, Bluestar, Unilink and Damory services. Zone A and Zone AB tickets are not available for children.

Registering for your Key card is simple and can be done online.

Child 7 days 30 days 90 days
Zone ABC £21  £79 £210

Travel to school or college by bus?

We operate a number of dedicated school and college bus routes. If you travel to school using a dedicated school bus route, you will need to buy a Scholars Pass from our dedicated school bus pass site.

If you travel to school by bus, you may get your bus pass provided by your local education authority (LEA). The rules on this are quite complex and can vary in different areas. For full information, contact your LEA – morebus do not provide free school bus passes.

We work with the following LEAs:

We also work with the following colleges for those over 16:

If your LEA or college can’t help you, we offer a range of point-to-point term tickets. For details visit our travel shop in Poole bus station, call 01202 338420 or visit our school bus pass site to buy your scholars bus pass online.

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