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Zero Fare Pass - Private Purchase

Please check with your local council whether you qualify for a Zero Fare pass before purchasing one from SYPTE.

The pass can be paid for by monthly instalments and will provide travel within South Yorkshire between home and school.

This pass is for children aged 5 - 16 years.  For students over 16 years please contact us at for further information.

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Price Advance £0.00
Operator(s)All operators
DurationAcademic Year
Available fromSouth Yorkshire PTE

Full ticket information

A Zero Fare Pass is valid for travel Mondays to Fridays until 7pm on the days when your school is open (term time only).

If the school is outside South Yorkshire, the pass will only be valid as far as the county boundary.

Please note that the 'private purchase' version of the pass is not free, the cost of the pass is calculated based on 180 school days using the concessionary fare and number of boardings.

A table showing the cost of the pass for the Academic Year is available: Zero Fare Private Purchase Cost breakdown (PDF 90Kb)

Purchasing the Pass

If you are interested in purchasing this pass, please contact us to discuss costs and then download a copy of the application form (PDF 411kb) and return it together with:

(1) Direct Debit Mandate (PDF 128kb) - if you would like to spread the cost with monthly payments (taken on the last day of the month)

(2) A cheque for the full amount - made payable to SYPTE

(3) A covering note detailing a contact number and a time when to call to take payment by card, to

Zero Fares
11 Broad Street West
S1 2BQ

For more information about the pass please email or call Concessions and Ticketing on 0114 221 1419.

For more information about the Zero Fare pass or how to replace a lost pass please visit our Zero Fare Pass page

 Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can the Zero Fare passes be used on the green school buses like the MegaTravel can?

A. Yes, the Zero Fare Pass is valid on any bus as long as it's a school day, and the young person is travelling between the boarding point and the school shown on the pass.

Q. How do I know if I qualify for a pass?

A. Contact your local council to apply for a pass.


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New or replacement smartcards will be subject to a £1.00 charge, except concessionary passes such as MegaTravel, 16-18 Travel Pass, ENCTS and Zero Fare passes where the £7 replacement fee applies. Please remember to re-use your smartcard in the future to avoid any additional charges.


We aim to provide information which is as accurate as possible however please visit the specific operator website for full ticket information. If you notice a mistake in any of our ticket information please contact us.

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