Free Travel Pass for 16-18 Year Olds

Free* Bus Pass

Everyone enjoys something for free*!

How would you like a free bus pass*?  At Blackburn College that’s exactly what’s on offer this September for full time 16 to 18 year old students with a household income of £34,000 a year or less.

The travel pass provides free* Bus travel to Blackburn College - it can be used at any time and at the weekend, too!

We are also offering a low cost travel pass if you’re not eligible for the free* travel pass. 

The free* Bus pass is available if you live in a household with an annual income of £34,000 or less and live in any of the following areas: Accrington, Bacup, Blackburn, Bolton, Burnley, Chipping, Chorley, Clayton-le-Moors, Clitheroe, Colne, Darwen, Feniscowles, Great Harwood, Haslingden, Helmshore, Longridge, Nelson, Padiham, Preston, Rawtenstall, Rishton, Rising Bridge, Waterfoot and Whalley.

Complete your application for support on PayMyStudent

See our step-by-step guide to applying.

You will need to upload evidence of your household income.

 

Low Cost Travel Pass

If you are not eligible for our free* Travel Pass you could apply for a Blackburn area travel pass or a Lancashire a travel pass.

£65 per term Blackburn area Travel Pass

If you live in any of the following areas: Blackburn, Darwen, Accrington, Clayton-le-Moors, Great Harwood,  Huncoat,  Rishton, Rising Bridge or Feniscowles the low cost travel pass is £65 per term. 

£85 per term Lancashire area Travel Pass

Our £85 per term Lancashire Travel pass is available if you're not elgible for the Free Travel Pass and you live in: Bacup, Barnoldswick, Bolton, Burnley, Chorley, Clitheroe, Colne, Haslingden, Helmshore, Nelson, Padiham, Preston, Rawtenstall, Whalley or Wilpshire.

To Purchase Your Low Cost Bus Pass

You can purchase your bus pass by making an online payment, quoting the invoice number as:

Bus Pass for [student name here]

Once we have received your payment (this may take up to 3 working days) the Student Finance Office will issue the bus pass electronically to your email address.

To use the bus pass simply:

  1. Download the Transdev Go app (available on Google Play and the App Store) to your smart phone
  2. Click the link in the email to activate the pass in your app
  3. Present your ticket in the app when travelling on the bus

Please also make sure that you have your college ID card with you as the Bus Driver may also request to see this.

 

Terms & Conditions

  • The bus pass provides free* travel to Blackburn College and other places on the bus route. It can be used at any time and at the weekend, too! There’s no need to wait for one specific college bus at the very beginning or very end of the day. Our free* bus pass is available if you live in a household with an annual income of £34,000 or less and live in any of the following areas: Accrington, Bacup, Blackburn, Bolton, Burnley, Chipping, Chorley, Clayton-le-Moors, Clitheroe, Colne, Darwen, Great Harwood, Haslingden, Helmshore, Longridge, Nelson, Padiham, Preston, Rawtenstall, Rishton, Rising Bridge, Waterfoot or Whalley. If you’re not eligible for the free bus pass we’re also offering a LOW cost bus pass.
  • £65 per term Bus Pass - Don't worry. If you're not able to get the free bus pass, the alternatives are still great value. If you live in a household with an annual income of £34,000 + and live in any of the following areas: Blackburn, Darwen, Accrington, Clayton-le-Moors, Great Harwood, Huncoat, Rishton or Rising Bridge the bus pass is £65 per term.
  • £85 per term Bus Pass - If you live in: Bacup, Barnoldswick, Bolton, Burnley, Chorley, Clitheroe, Colne, Haslingden, Helmshore, Nelson, Padiham, Preston, Rawtenstall, Whalley or Wilpshire the low cost bus pass is £85 per term.

 

*Bus Pass is funded from the Bursary Fund. Funds are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.