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igo pass

Child fares on bus and tram for 5 to 16 year olds

From the age of 11 until 31 August after your 16th birthday, you can pay child fares on buses in Greater Manchester if you have an igo pass. You must have an igo pass to travel using a child ticket on buses in Greater Manchester if you are aged 11-16.

If you are aged 5-16 you need an igo pass to buy System One Junior AnyBus and get me there Junior Anybus products.

On trams in Greater Manchester, if you are 11-16, an igo pass can be used as proof of your age and lets you pay child fares until 31 August after your 16th birthday.

You may also wish to have an igo pass when travelling by bus or tram in Greater Manchester if you are under 11 but look older.

Do you qualify?

To qualify for an igo pass you must be:

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

Costs and benefits

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

The pass allows 11-16 year olds to travel using child tickets on buses and trams in Greater Manchester. It also allows 5-16 year olds to buy System One Junior AnyBus and get me there Junior AnyBus products. You can also buy get me there child tram tickets and load them onto your igo pass.

How to use the pass

If you have a get me there ticket loaded onto your igo pass, you must always remember to:

  • touch in at the card reader when boarding buses (including school buses)
  • touch in and touch out at a yellow smart reader on tram stops, for Metrolink

For paper tickets, you will be asked to show your pass when buying a ticket on a bus and when inspected during your journey on trams.

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.