About Our Pass

A new pass that gives 16-18 year-olds across Greater Manchester the freedom to travel, work and learn.

For a one off £10 administration fee, Our Pass card holders can travel for free on local buses right across Greater Manchester. You can also benefit from half-price off peak 1 day and weekend travelcards on Metrolink, and exclusive opportunities, experiences and benefits from a range of partner organisations.

Our Pass can be used for up to two years, starting from 1 September after your 16th birthday and is available to people who live in Greater Manchester.

It’s a pass for, and designed by, young people. Whether you want to get to college, visit friends or family, go shopping or visit one of Greater Manchester’s many attractions, Our Pass will get you there.

Led by Mayor Andy Burnham, Our Pass launched in September 2019 and will run as a two-year pilot. The potential for making it permanent will be reviewed over the course of the pilot.

Who is it for

Our Pass is for 16-18 year olds who live in Greater Manchester. The pass can be used from 1 September after your 16th birthday until 31 August after your 18th birthday (or until your 18th birthday, if this is 31 August).

You can continue to use your igo card until you become eligible for Our Pass. igo cards expire on the 31st August after your 16th birthday.

If you’re not sure if you live in Greater Manchester, you can use the Government’s find your local council tool to check if you live in one of the following 10 local council areas:

  • Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Bury Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Manchester City Council
  • Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Salford City Council
  • Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

How to apply

Apply online.

You will need a passport style photo, proof of your date of birth and proof that you live in Greater Manchester. There is an administration fee of £10, and if your card is lost, stolen or damaged there will be a £10 replacement fee.

Proof of your age can be a copy of your passport, driving licence, birth or adoption certificate, NHS medical card, biometric residence permit, Validate UK ID card, EU/ EEA ID card or HM forces ID card.

Proof of your address can be one of the following issued in the last three months: a recent letter or statement from your bank or building society; utility bill; mobile phone bill; or a letter from HMRC or government agency e.g. Department for Work and Pensions.

Successful applicants will receive their pass within 7-10 working days. The £10 fee for each card covers administration costs, including the production and delivery of the card.

If you have any problems with your application, or have any questions, can email us at help@ourpass.co.uk or call us on 0300 323 0777.