School Pass

A school pass entitles the pass holder to free travel on any direct bus service, including school buses

What is a School Pass?

A School Pass is issued for school pupils who qualify for free travel and is valid on both direct regular service buses and school bus services.

How to apply

If you believe you are entitled to free travel, please see our free school travel page for full information and application forms.


Using your card

Simply scan your School Pass on the ticket machine.

School Pass and Priority PhotoCard combinations

Some school buses may require a Priority PhotoCard along with your School Pass to guarantee you a place on the bus, even if you’re entitled to free travel. Go to your school page in the A-Z to see if you need to apply for a Priority PhotoCard to use with your free travel School Pass.

Online Journey Planner

If you’re using a public service bus to get to school then plan your journey to school using Metro’s online journey planner.

Use public transport regularly? Claim half-fare travel! 

If you are under 18 and a resident in West Yorkshire then you are entitled to half-fare travel in West Yorkshire. You will need to apply for a PhotoCard.

  • 16-18 year olds in full-time education can claim half-fare travel with a 16-18 PhotoCard. Find out how to apply.  


More about applying for free travel 

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