Get connected with travel at Greater Manchester

Make sure you know exactly what help you can get with travel costs in Greater Manchester as a young person.

Are you looking for extra help with travel around Greater Manchester? If you're under 16, you can sign up for the igo card. If you're 16-18, you can sign up for Our Pass. If you're a care leaver, you can get free bus travel until your 21st birthday, thanks to a commitment made by Our Pass and the Prince's Trust. Read on for more info...

Child fare on trams and buses with the igo card

The igo card helps to keep your travel costs down! If you are aged 11 to 16, you must have an igo card to travel using any child ticket on buses in Greater Manchester. You can also use your igo card as proof of age for travelling by tram with a child ticket. You will need proof of age ID from age 11 on Metrolink.

To qualify for an igo card you must:

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

You can use the igo card up to the 31st August after your 16th birthday and it costs £10. After that, you can apply for Our Pass!

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Aged 16-18? Sign up for Our Pass

Are you aged 16-18? Get free bus travel across Greater Manchester on the local bus network, half price selected Metrolink tickets, and discounts on various events with Our Pass.

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Free bus travel for care leavers

Free bus travel has been secured for Care Leavers up to the age of 21, via Our Pass and 21- 25 via the Prince’s Trust.

If you're aged 18-21, live in Greater Manchester and were previously in the care system (for example, foster care or residential care), you may qualify for free travel on buses in Greater Manchester and be able to benefit from membership of Our Pass Exclusives.

You will need to apply for a get me there photocard and pay a £10 administration fee for the card itself. This is also a smart card and it will have a travelcard loaded, giving you free travel on most Greater Manchester buses up to your 21st birthday.

get me there photocard for care leavers

The get me there photocard you can apply for is also a smart card. It will have a travelcard loaded, giving you free travel on most Greater Manchester buses up to your 21st birthday.

Successful applicants can also use their photocard number to join Our Pass online, to access discounts, special offers, free tickets and career experiences that are only available to Our Pass members.

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