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Low-cost bus 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 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
  • System One and Get Me There Junior products
  • Concessionary tickets on the Metrolink trams

Apply for a pass

Download or get an application form 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:
- Download, complete and complete a form.
- Call TfGM on 0161 244 1050 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