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Low-cost bus, tram and train fares for 16s and under

Apply for an igo pass

The igo pass

5 to 16 year olds can apply for an igo pass which allows them to travel at concessionary fare on buses, trains and trams in Greater Manchester.

Do you qualify?

To qualify for an igo pass you must be:

  • aged between 5 and 16
  • be a permanent resident, or go to school in, Greater Manchester

Costs and benefits

The pass costs £10 and lasts until 31 August after your 16th birthday.

Once you have an igo pass you will be eligible for:

  • Concessionary fares on Greater Manchester buses, trams and trains
  • System One Junior products
  • Smart ticketing on trams and buses. Visit to find out more

Apply for a pass

Download an application form or get one from a TfGM Travelshop.

If you are eligible complete the relevant form and attach:

  • a passport-sized colour photo of yourself
  • proof of your name and age – a copy (not original) of your birth certificate, adoption certificate, medical card, passport or EU/EEA card. Please do not send original documents.
  • payment details (for the £10 fee)

You can take your form and proof to a Travelshop who can check and take payment, or post your documents to the FREEPOST address on the application form.

If you lose your igo pass

If you lose your pass it costs £10 for a new one.

To order a replacement pass you can:
- Call TfGM on 0161 244 1000 to make a card payment (7am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 8pm at weekends and public holidays).
- Visit a Travelshop to order and pay for a replacement pass.

You must pay the full fare on buses until your replacement igo arrives.

When you're too old for your igo pass

You can only use the igo pass up to the 31st August after your 16th birthday.

See other low-cost travel options for young people

Terms and Conditions

  • Terms and Conditions
  • The igo pass proves that the holder is entitled to travel at the current concessionary fare within the area of Greater Manchester.
  • The igo pass may only be used by the person whose name and photograph are printed on the pass and until the expiry date shown.
  • The igo pass must be shown to the bus driver and to any other official who requests it during the journey.
  • Proof of identity, if requested, must also be provided. The igo pass is not valid if defaced in any way.
  • Misuse may result in withdrawal of the igo pass and legal proceedings may be undertaken.
  • The igo pass is issued subject to all current passenger regulations and bye-laws of Transport for Greater Manchester and the Operators on whose services it is valid for use.
  • If the igo pass is no longer required, out of date, defaced or found the card should be returned to Travel Concessions, Transport for Greater Manchester PO Box 429, Manchester, M60 1HX.