How do I get a child key card?

Child tickets on the key or mobile app can be used at all times by those aged 5-15.

  • To apply for a child key smartcard, please visit Crawley or Redhill Travel Shops with suitable  ID (see list below) – tickets can then either be bought online or at the travel shops. More information about the key can be found here
  • For the mobile app download from either Google or the App Store. Tickets can be purchased immediately. ID needs to be shown to drivers when boarding the bus when using the app.

Click here to download an application form 

14 and 15 year-olds may also pay the discounted rates at other times by showing one of the following forms of identification:

  • Metrobus child key card - free from Crawley and Redhill travel shops by showing suitable photo ID. Valid until 31st August after 16th birthday and can also be loaded with tickets online or travel shops.
  • 14/15 Citizencard. These are available here.
  • Validate UK card. These are available here.
  • Transport for London child Oyster card
  • Passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Brighton & Hove Bus ID card
  • Arriva 14/15 ID card