A Zero Fare Pass is valid for travel Mondays to Fridays until 7pm on the days when your school is open (term time only).
If the school is outside South Yorkshire, the pass will only be valid as far as the county boundary.
note that the 'private purchase' version of the pass is not free, the
cost of the pass is calculated based on 180 school days using the
concessionary fare and number of boardings.
A table showing the cost of the pass for the Academic Year is available: Zero Fare Private Purchase Cost breakdown (PDF 90Kb)
Purchasing the Pass
If you are interested in purchasing this pass, please contact us to discuss costs and then download a copy of the application form (PDF 411kb) and return it together with:
(1) Direct Debit Mandate (PDF 128kb) - if you would like to spread the cost with monthly payments (taken on the last day of the month)
(2) A cheque for the full amount - made payable to SYPTE
(3) A covering note detailing a contact number and a time when to call to take payment by card, to
11 Broad Street West
For more information about the pass please email Zerofares@SYPTE.co.uk or call Concessions and Ticketing on 0114 221 1419.
For more information about the Zero Fare pass or how to replace a lost pass please visit our Zero Fare Pass page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can the Zero Fare passes be used on the green school buses like the MegaTravel can?
A. Yes, the Zero Fare Pass is valid on any bus as long as it's a school
day, and the young person is travelling between the boarding point and
the school shown on the pass.
Q. How do I know if I qualify for a pass?
A. Contact your local council to apply for a pass.