The purpose of this card is to allow free travel at the point of use on virtually all bus services in Kent operated by participating operators. For more clarification of this, please go to In order to be eligible to apply for this pass you must be resident in Kent.

Following consultation on KCC’s Post 16 Transport Policy and feedback from schools and colleges, from June 2018 the application and payment process for the Kent 16+ Travel Card is changing. From June, applications and payment will be made direct to KCC and payment will be needed at the time of making the application.

Applications can be made on line at Applicants will need to have all of the student’s information (including details of the establishment that they are going to attend), a passport style photo in the appropriate format and a credit or debit card for payment.

Alternatively, it is possible to print off an application form from the website and complete and return it with a passport photo and cheque or postal order (payable to Kent County Council) and send it to; 

Kent 16+ Travel Card, Kent County Council, PO Box 441, Aylesford, ME6 9HJ.


In summary

16+ Travel Card Pass Type Duration Cost

1st Half Year Pass 01/09/2018 to 01/03/2019 £200

2nd Half Year Pass 25/02/2019 to 31/08/2019 £200

Full Year Pass 01/09/2018 to 31/08/2019 £400


Applications for passes for September can be made from 4th June.  KCC Public Transport department will shortly circulate the scheme literature and related technical detail which you can use to publicise the scheme to students and make them aware of when and how to apply.


The Folkestone School for Girls

Coolinge Lane

Folkestone, Kent

CT20 3RB United Kingdom


Tel: +44 (0) 1303 251125