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16-18 Travel Pass

16 - 18 Travel Pass

Discounted bus, tram and train travel within South Yorkshire

A student uses a computer in the Learning Resource Centre

Whether you study full-time, part-time, or even if you're working, if you're aged between 16 and 18 and live in the South Yorkshire Region then you can apply for a 16-18 Travel Pass. The 16-18 Travel pass covers you on services across South Yorkshire, and is valid even during the summer holidays, so you can use it to get to college, and to visit your mates in the summer!

What discounts can I get?

80p single fares plus 50% off tickets on Northern trains!

What services can I use it on?

All buses and trams within South Yorkshire, plus Northern trains.

When can I apply for a travel pass?

If you were born between 1st September 2002 and 31st August 2005 then you can apply for your pass from 1st July 2019. 

Date of birth

You can apply from    Your 16-18 Travel Pass will expire  




31/08/2001 01/07/2017 31/07/2019


31/08/2002 01/05/2018 31/07/2020


31/08/2003 01/05/2019 31/07/2021


31/08/2004 01/05/2020 31/07/2022
01/09/2004 31/08/2005 01/05/2021


How to Apply

Applying for your 16-18 travel pass is easy! You can apply online, or by post, and the best part is you only have to do it once!

What do I need to apply?

  • A recent passport photo (you can use your phone to take it if you apply online!)
  • Proof of age such as passport identifier or driving licence number or a formal document stating your date of birth (e.g. Birth Certificate; NHS Medical Card, prescription)
  • Valid South Yorkshire address supplied on your application (this should be your regular address in a household that pays council tax to Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham or Sheffield council)

Apply Online

  • Log in to your MyTSY account or set one up if you don't already have one
  • Select your 16-18 Travel Pass
  • Complete your personal details and upload scanned documents (see above)
  • Upload a photo and hit send!

Once your application is received, your pass should be with you in 7 days.

Apply by Post

  • Pick up an application form from the interchange or download by clicking the button above
  • Fill in your details and attach photocopies of the relevant documents (don't send your original documents!)
  • Pop it in the post and send it back to Contact Centre, SYPTE, 11 Broad Street West, Sheffield S1 2BQ

Postal applications take a bit longer, but once your application is received your pass should be with you within 21 days.