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Under 19 Bus Only Ticket

Cheaper bus fares for 5-18 year-olds in full-time education.

What is an Under 19 Bus-only ticket?

It's a bus-only travel ticket for anyone under 19 years old with an Under 16 PhotoCard or 16-18 PhotoCard

  • Great savings for regular bus users.
  • Offers virtually unlimited bus travel in West Yorkshire at any time on any day of the week.
  • Available as a weekly or monthly ticket. 

Under 19 Bus-only tickets are valid on most West Yorkshire buses displaying the Metro logo at most times of any day of the week. This makes them better value than some operator special offer tickets which can only be used at certain times or on certain journeys.

How much does it cost?

Under 19 Countywide Bus Only
Weekly ticket: £10.30
Monthly ticket: £37.80

Cardholders travelling further than West Yorkshire will have to pay the additional fare at the start of their journey.

Where to buy and top up your Under 19 ticket

Please see this page for full details of how to apply for your photoCard and top up. 

Are there any restrictions?

Under 19 Bus-only tickets are valid on most buses in West Yorkshire displaying the Metro logo. They can be used at most times of the day, seven days a week, and are not restricted to specific bus operators.

Because of the way some school bus services are organised, the tickets are not currently valid on the following school bus services:

BT1 at Blessed Trinity College, Burnley

C96 & C98 at Castle Hill Primary School & Todmorden High School

F63-F65, AA25, HG22-HG27 and X71 at St John Fisher & St Aidan's Schools, Harrogate

CV1 and CV2 at Colne Valley High School

M2, M7 & M23 and all NH prefixed routes at North Halifax Grammar School

TG1 & TG2 at Tadcaster Grammar School

K1, K2, K4, K5 from Meltham to Honley High School. K7 - Under 19 Bus-only tickets are valid but from Netherton only

All 'PH' prefixed route numbers at Prince Henry Grammar School (from December 2020)

C78 All Saint's Catholic College, Huddersfield

C5 and C6 Crossley Heath School

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