Student Discounts

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

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 fares for up-to-date information about student ticket prices, ticket types, bus routes, and more. Students must verify their student status before being able to purchase student tickets.

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. Students are required to have a 16-25 Railcard and a physical plastic TOTUM card to purchase the ticket.

Typically the savings made when purchasing a Unizone ticket rather than weekly or monthly tickets without the discount, will pay for your Railcard and TOTUM card in a couple of weeks. See the table below of example ticket costs and savings.

Weekly ticket cost* Weekly Unizone cost Weekly saving when buying Unizone Annual cost for Railcard + TOTUM
East Worthing – Eastbourne £65.90 £19.60 £46.30 £44.99
East Worthing – Falmer £58.80 £19.60 £39.20 £44.99
Eastbourne – Brighton £62.10 £19.60 £42.50 £44.99
Eastbourne – Falmer £57.90 £19.60 £38.30 £44.99
Monthly ticket cost* Monthly Unizone cost Monthly saving when buying Unizone Annual cost for Railcard + TOTUM
East Worthing – Eastbourne £253.10 £75.30 £177.80 £44.99
East Worthing – Falmer £225.80 £75.30 £150.50 £44.99
Eastbourne – Brighton £238.50 £75.30 £163.20 £44.99
Eastbourne – Falmer £222.40 £75.30 £147.10 £44.99

*Prices from National Rail season ticket calculator July 2022.

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.

Digital railcards

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A Network Railcard gives 1/3 off most rail fares in the Network Railcard area (London and South East) for £30 a year.
  • Buy all Railcards online.  

Coaches

Full-time students and anyone aged 16-25 can save up to one third on coach fares across Britain with the National Express Young Persons Coachcard.

Trainsplit

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.
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