Student Discounts

Check out the discounts available to University of Brighton students, to help make travelling sustainably even more affordable on a budget.

BTN BikeShare-  free ride & 10 % student discount

University staff and students. Enjoy a free ride on us! To sign up download the social bicycles app. Easy ride plan: pay as you go/ £1 unlock fee then 3p per minutes. Universities annual rider plan: £65 a year, includes 30 minutes use a day then 3p/minute & no unlock fee. Sign up using your university email. Enjoy a free ride on us! Free ride code: UNI2021. Terms and conditions: the code can only be used on sign up, valid until 21 August 2022, covers the unlock fee plus one 30 minute ride. Sign up to BTN BikeShare and use free ride code UNI2021 for 30 mins free use.

Enjoy a 10% discount on the annual membership plan as a University of Brighton  student, when signing up with your university email address. This offers annual membership at the discounted rate of £65 (normal rate £72), which includes 60 minutes of use per day. Additional minutes are charged at 3p per minute and daily charges are capped at £12. To claim the discount, download the Social Bicycles App for Android or IOS and register with the Life Bike BTN Network, under the University of Brighton plan using your university e-mail address.

Discounts with Totem, Unidays & Student Beans

Check out the list of discounts available for students at independent bike retailers, high street retailers and online retailers: Student cycling discounts.

Don’t forget you can also get travel discounts with a Totem card, including 15% off National Express tickets, 10% advance CrossCountry train tickets

Brighton & Hove Buses

Check out the Brighton and Hove Buses student portal for up-to-date information about student ticket prices, ticket types, bus routes, and more.

Stagecoach Buses (Eastbourne) 

In Eastbourne, an annual discounted student bus ticket can be purchased.

Unizone Train tickets

Unizone is a unique season ticket exclusively available for students, offering huge savings to those regularly travelling by train.The Brighton Unizone is valid for travel to and from Brighton, as far West as East Worthing, and as far East as Eastbourne and Seaford.

The Unizone is available in weekly, monthly, and quarterly tickets. Visit the Southern Rail webpage for full details on current prices, and routes covered by the Unizone discount.

Transport for London 18+ Student Oyster Scheme

Students living in a London borough during term time can also get 30% of travel cards in London with the Transport for London 18+ Student Oyster scheme, giving you a discount on tube, bus, DLR and trams, for day passes or longer travel cards. Find out more and the application details on the University’s Money Advice Blog.


If you are aged between 16 and 25, or over 25 and in full-time study, you’re eligible for a 16-25 railcard. The railcard will give you 1/3 off Standard Anytime, Off-Peak, Standard Advanced and First Class Advanced rail fares in the UK. The railcard costs £30 a year or £70 for 3 years and can be bought online, at a train station or by phone.

If you are aged 26-30 the National Rail 26-30 Railcard will save you 1/3 on journeys across Britain for just £30 a year. It is the first digital-only Railcard and it’s available to buy online and download to the Railcard app on a smartphone. Once downloaded you can then start travelling (and saving) straight away.


Save money on train travel using the University of Brighton Trainsplit website, which searches for available ‘split tickets’ (separate legs) to a journey, as it is often cheaper to buy multiple tickets than one ‘through’ ticket. Don’t worry, you don’t have to get off the train where you change from one ticket to another, but you must travel on a train that stops at every station where you split tickets.

The Trainsplit website will do all the work for you, showing any available split tickets on your journey so you can save on your fare – plus there is no booking fee. Visit the University of Brighton Trainsplit website, watch the video for more info on how split ticketing works and download the Trainsplit app using your university email address.

Additionally, for each ticket bought through the Trainsplit website, the university receives a 1% rebate, (a share of the commission Raileasy receive from the train companies when a ticket is sold). This rebate will be ring-fenced and used to fund sustainable transport initiatives across the campuses, decided on annually by the Sustainability Governance Board.
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