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Fares and passes for young people

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Child fares on buses

Children under 5 years old travel for free on buses in Greater Manchester.

If you are aged 5-11 you can pay child fares on buses in Greater Manchester.

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


Child fares on trams

Children under 5 years old travel for free on trams in Greater Manchester.

If you are aged 5-11 you can pay child fares on trams in Greater Manchester.

If you are aged 11-15 you can pay child fares on trams in Greater Manchester if you have proof of your age when you travel.

An igo card can be used as proof of your age and lets you pay child fares on trams in Greater Manchester until 31 August after your 16th birthday.

Metrolink also has a great special offer for school groups travelling around the tram network called ‘Kid for a Quid’. This offer means it’s only £1 return for each child and £2 for each accompanying teacher, from any stop on the network. For more information, click here


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igo card

Child fares on bus and trams for 5 to 16 year olds.


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Free school pass

Free travel to school for longer journeys.


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Scholar's Permit

Child fares for 16-19 year olds travelling to school or college.


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Our Pass

Free local bus travel and half price 1-day and weekend tram travel, for 16-18 year olds.