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Information for students

Stay safe, stay apart. Check before you travel.

There are still restrictions in place when using public transport.

Students should prepare for a different journey to and from school or college when sites reopen and all students return. 

All you need to know about travelling to school


Other useful information 

Tickets and passes

Best value tickets and passes

Why pay full price for travel when tickets and passes are available to save you money?

Child rate fares

If you’re under 16 you’re able to buy child rate tickets and passes to cut the cost of travel.

Under-16 card

Make sure that you only ever have to pay a child's fare by having a Photocard to prove your age. It proves to drivers and inspectors that you’re entitled to a child's fare, even if you look older.

You can use this card to get a child fare when you're paying cash or buying the child rate season ticket on the bus, train and Metro.

Apply for your Under-16 card now – it's free and easy to apply.

16-18 card

If you’re aged 16-18 and in full-time education you may be eligible to continue to pay child rate fares. You prove this to the driver or conductor by having a 16-18 card. Check to see if you’re eligible and apply for your card online.

Student tickets

If you're over 18 and in full-time education then our network student tickets are for you. Tickets are valid for one term and there are different options depending on how far you need to travel.

50% off travel for apprentices

Workwise offers 50% off selected travel passes for the first three months of your new job including apprenticeships.
Youth Forum

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) currently run a Youth Forum. Members are aged from 12-24 years old and are interested in all things transport related in the West Midlands. We meet up once per term on a Saturday morning and go out on the network visiting operators and learning how the trams, trains and buses keep us all travelling around. All young people in the West Midlands are welcome to join us and help TfWM shape the future of transport in the area.

Join us:

Travelling Safely

For the most up to date information on travelling safely, visit Safer Travel website.


If you see any nuisance or anti-social behaviour during your bus, train or tram journey, say something. 

Text "Bus", "Metro" or "Rail", leave a space and tell us the details with time, date, location and route number to 83010.


Contact us

Education Team


Tel: 0345 303 6760


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