Register for your key smartcard
Flexible, cheaper and secure.
By registering you can purchase tickets fast and easily online.
Please select your key type
Register as a new user
To register for your key, please fill in the form below. Once you have filled in the form, we will produce your card and deliver it to the address you have entered.
Once you receive your card in the post, you will be able to come back to this site and load the product of your choice onto it
All fields marked * are mandatory.
busID key card
Our busID key is for young people up to the age of 18 years old. Please apply for an Adult key if this no longer applies to you.
busID key cards can be applied for by downloading an application form here. Once you have completed the application form you can post it together with a passport style photograph and either a copy of a birth certificate or passport to busID key, Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company, 43 Conway Street, Hove, BN3 3LT.
We will send you your busID key with which you can then log back on to this website and purchase 1 day, 7 day, 90 day, 12 month, Pay Monthly SAVER tickets and Multi Trips at our great value prices for busID holders. You can continue to use this key card for on bus ticket purchases as well.
Alternatively, busID key cards can be applied for in person at our 1 Stop Travel shop in North Street, Brighton and at our Head Office in Conway Street, Hove. Please make sure that you bring a recent passport sized photograph and either your Passport, Birth Certificate or Medical card for proof of your child’s age to enable our staff to complete your request. Please be aware that during busy periods your key card may not be issued to you straight away and may be posted to you instead.
Student key card
Student key cards are only available in person at our 1 Stop Travel shop in Brighton and our Head Office in Hove, as we require you to show a valid Student ID card as proof that you are attending a UK University or College. The following Student ID cards are accepted: Student Registration cards. ISIC cards. Combined ISIC/NUS cards. Please note that the stand alone NUS card is no longer accepted.
When purchasing tickets or using the Student key card on a Brighton & Hove bus, you will need to have your Student ID card with you. You will not be able to purchase tickets without it and failure to show a valid ID card to a bus Inspector may result in your key card being taken from you, including any ticket period loaded on to it. Please ensure that you are applying for the correct key card type, as a £5 may be charged for a replacement. For further information about Student travel and accepted ID cards, please click here.