What is Our Pass?

Our Pass offers those aged 16-18 free bus travel on all local bus services across Greater Manchester, making it easier to access education, work, training, culture and leisure opportunities in the city-region.

You can apply from the 1st May and use Our Pass from the 1st September.

How much does it cost?

There is a £10 fee for each card, which covers administration costs. There is also a £10 charge for a replacement if your pass is lost, stolen or damaged.

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What documentation do I need to provide to prove my age and residency?

In order to apply you will need a passport style photo, proof of your date of birth and proof of residency in Greater Manchester.

Proof of your age can be a copy of your passport, driving licence, birth or adoption certificate, NHS medical card, biometric residence permit, Validate UK ID card, EU/ EEA ID card or HM forces ID card.

Proof of your address can be one of the following issued in the last three months: a recent letter or statement from your bank or building society; utility bill; mobile phone bill; or a letter from HMRC or government agency e.g. Department for Work and Pensions.

When will my Our Pass card expire?

Your pass will be valid until 31st August after your 18th birthday (or until your 18th birthday, if this is the 31st August).

When will I receive my card?

We recommend that you apply by 28th June to make sure that your pass arrives in time for use from 1st September.

Are there any times or days when I can’t use my Our Pass card?

No – you can use Our Pass seven days a week. There are no time restrictions for travelling by bus with Our Pass.

Do I need to have my Our Pass card with me to get free bus travel?

Yes, you must have a valid Our Pass with you when you travel. If you don’t have a valid Our Pass card, you will need to pay full adult fares and cannot claim a refund later.

Problems applying?

If you cannot apply for the Our Pass card, then you may be eligible for help via the Bursary Scheme.