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  • Travel vouchers can save you up to 75% on your travel costs.
  • Use travel vouchers to pay for taxis, private hire vehicles and community transport schemes anywhere in Greater Manchester.
  • You can now order travel vouchers for 2024-25.

See if you’re eligible for travel vouchers and find out how they work.

If you can't use ordinary buses because you're blind or have serious walking disabilities you could be eligible to buy vouchers for discounted travel in taxis, private hire vehicles and community transport schemes like Ring & Ride.

Do you qualify?

To qualify for travel vouchers you must:

  • be registered as blind; or
  • get Disability Living Allowance (DLA) with the higher rate mobility component; or
  • get Personal Independence Payment(PIP) with 8 points or more for moving around; or
  • get higher rate Attendance Allowance; or
  • get War Pensioners Mobility Supplement; or
  • if you don't get any of those benefits, but you can't walk 100 metres, or climb steps of 30 centimetres – as long as a doctor confirms this.

You can't use vouchers if you already have a travel pass or travel plus pass for disabled people.

The costs and the benefits

You can buy travel vouchers and use them to pay for taxis, private hire vehicles and community transport schemes anywhere in Greater Manchester.

A cheaper way to travel

Using travel vouchers works out as a quarter of the normal travel cost. For example, you can buy £20 of travel vouchers for just £5.

  • You can buy up to a maximum of £120 worth of vouchers per year (to use from April to March).
  • The validity period of the vouchers is from the 1 April until the 31 March the following year
  • The cut off date for purchasing vouchers within the period above is the last day of the 28th February

Apply for travel vouchers

You must be a member of the travel vouchers scheme to order travel vouchers.

If you would like to join the scheme, please give us a call on 0161 244 1000. We will provide an application form that you will need to complete and return to us.

When you’re a member of the scheme you can order your vouchers over the phone or by post.

Membership card

Your membership card can be used for rail and Metrolink travel on journeys within Greater Manchester. Bus travel is not included.

If you are registered blind you can use your membership card for free travel at all times. Your card will say Free Travel on the front.

If you are mobility impaired you can travel for free between 9.30am and midnight Monday to Friday, and all day at weekends and on public holidays. Your card will say Concessionary Travel on the front. Before 9.30am Monday to Friday, you pay half the current standard fare.

Where you can use travel vouchers

Please find below downloads of the latest travel voucher booklets showing the contact details of companies that accept the vouchers. When calling to book please mention that you will be paying in taxi vouchers.

Bolton and Bury


Oldham Rochdale

Salford and Trafford

Stockport and Tameside