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16-18 Travel Pass


Go cheap with the 16-18 Travel Pass

Why should I apply?

  • The pass is available to ALL 16-18 year olds in South Yorkshire. The 16-18 Student Pass is no longer available.
  • Cheaper travel for work, school, college or leisure. 
  • Travel anytime, anywhere in South Yorkshire for just 80p per journey on bus or tram and half fare on Northern trains.
  • Valid through Summer months so you can enjoy cheaper travel in August.
  • Access money saving tickets for young people. 

Valid onbustramtrain
Price Advance £0.00
Operator(s)All operators
Durationup to 2 years
Available from

Apply online today. 

Apply now >>

Register for an account >>

You can also apply by post which will take longer.

Who can apply?

You can apply for a 16-18 Travel Pass if you:

  • live in South Yorkshire (your household probably pays council tax to Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham or Sheffield council)
  • are aged between 16 and 18. Please check the table below to see when you can apply:

    Date of birth   You can apply from    Your 16-18 Travel Pass will expire  
    From   To  
    01/09/1999 31/08/2000 01/07/2017 31/07/2018
    01/09/2000 31/08/2001 01/07/2017 31/07/2019
    01/09/2001 31/08/2002 01/05/2018 31/07/2020
    01/09/2002 31/08/2003 01/06/2019 31/07/2021
    01/09/2003 31/08/2004 01/06/2020 31/07/2022

Apply online it's easy! 

Step 1: Set up a MyTSY account (if you don’t already have one) 
Step 2: Log-in > Select Passes > Concessions > 16-18 Travel Pass
Step 3: Complete personal details and upload proof documents
Step 4: Upload your photo (view the full application guidance on what kind of photo you need)
Step 5: Check your order and go to checkout.

What you will need to apply:

  • A recent passport standard photo

    Please see the photo guidance as an unsuitable photo could delay your application.
    You can use your phone to take this if you are applying online.

  • Proof of age such as:

    • Passport identifier – the 28 characters on the bottom line of your passport e.g. 1041211587GBR0205169F1604120
    • Driving licence number e.g. COOKS854018SL9KU04
    • Copy of a document stating your date of birth such as:
      • Your birth certificate
      • NHS medical card
      • NHS prescription 
      • Any other official letter that states your date of birth.

  •  You must provide a valid South Yorkshire address on the application

If all the details are correct we aim to dispatch your pass within seven days of receiving your completed online application. 

Unfortunately we can't accept a letter confirming your National Insurance number as proof of identity, as it doesn't state your date of birth. 

Apply by post:

If you apply by post using our paper application form we aim to dispatch your pass within 21 days of receiving your completed form. 

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New or replacement smartcards will be subject to a £1.00 charge, except concessionary passes such as MegaTravel, 16-18 Travel Pass, ENCTS and Zero Fare passes where the £7 replacement fee applies. Please remember to re-use your smartcard in the future to avoid any additional charges.


We aim to provide information which is as accurate as possible however please visit the specific operator website for full ticket information. If you notice a mistake in any of our ticket information please contact us.

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