If you’re a full time student aged 16+ studying in the South Essex area, and your college is part of our scheme, you can save up to a third off travel with c2c when you buy a Weekly, Term-time, Monthly or Annual Season ticket on your c2c Smartcard. To buy your tickets click here to sign in to your online account then click on Smart Student at the top of the page, to activate your discount
There’s no need to reapply for the scheme if you’re a returning student. Your student discount is valid for one academic year and if you’re still a student make sure you get your discount by speaking to the administrator at your school or college. Your administrator will let us know that you’re still eligible for the Student Smartcard discount.
Key features of this ticket
You can save up to a third off travel with c2c when you buy a Weekly, Term-time, Monthly or Annual Season ticket on your c2c Smartcard.
There’s no need to reapply for the scheme if you are a returning student.
How to apply
Fill out a Student Smartcard Application form and create an online account using the same email address as your application. You only need to do the application once, with your own, unique, and valid email address. If you're a parent applying on behalf of a student, please make sure to use the student's email address.
Your Smartcard will be sent to the Student Smartcard administrator at your school/college. Please allow up to 15 working days for it to arrive. Your Student Smart administrator will confirm that you are enrolled and will contact you when your Smartcard is ready to be collected.
Now you've got your Smartcard you're ready to buy your Smart Student tickets. To get started or to sign in to your online account then click on Smart Student at the top of the page, to activate your discount. When you search and buy tickets make sure you select ‘only fares that can be loaded onto an ITSO Smartcard’ in the search options. Then when you reach the Delivery Details page select the option to ‘load ticket onto c2c Smartcard’. Use the last 8 digits of your c2c Smartcard when asked for your photocard number.