Tickets for children
Children under five
Up to four children under five years old can travel for free if they are accompanied by a responsible, fare-paying passenger.
These children can’t:
- take a seat that paying passengers might need
- stay in a buggy in an unsuitable place on the bus
Children under five who can’t travel for free can travel at a discounted rate throughout Yorkshire.
See our conditions of carriage for more information about carrying small prams and buggies.
Five–18 year olds
Single and return tickets
Most children aged five to 18 years can travel at a discounted rate throughout South Yorkshire, with a child discount travel card.
Child dayrider tickets
Children under 18 can use a child dayrider ticket in South Yorkshire (under 16 in North Derbyshire) with a child discount card.
Our child dayrider ticket allows one day’s unlimited travel in your chosen travel zones, except for our night buses. You’ll need to show your child discount travel card each time you use your ticket.
Family dayrider tickets are also available in some areas. Our family dayrider gives you one day’s unlimited travel for two adults and three children.
You can share dayrider tickets with your family and friends when you're not using them.
Children under 18 can get a child Explorer ticket in Yorkshire and Derbyshire.
It allows one day’s unlimited travel on the Sheffield Supertram and on our buses throughout:
- South Yorkshire
- West Yorkshire
You can’t use your child Explorer ticket on:
- night buses
- services operated by Stagecoach Manchester in the Glossop area
- Stagecoach Hull route X62
Child megarider tickets
Children under 18 can use a child weekly bus ticket in most areas. It allows seven days’ unlimited travel in your chosen travel zones, except for our night buses. You’ll have to show your child discount travel card each time you use your ticket.
Child discount travel cards
Children can apply for different discount travel cards, depending on where they live:
- South Yorkshire MegaTravel Card – for children aged 5- 15 in South Yorkshire
- South Yorkshire 16-18 travel pass - for 16 to 18 year olds in South Yorkshire
- West Yorkshire PhotoCard – for children aged 11 to 16
- West Yorkshire 16-18 Photo Card - for 16 to 18 year olds in education in West Yorkshire
Multi-operator and multi-transport tickets
If you want to travel on Stagecoach and other operator’s buses, or use other types of transport, you can choose a multi-operator or multi-transport ticket. Ask your bus driver or contact us for more information.