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Incentives for Young People – Our Pass

FREE travel around Greater Manchester

From September, our students can each receive an Our Pass, which will allow you to travel around Greater Manchester, any time, FREE of charge!


The Our Pass offers 16-18 year olds the freedom to travel for free using any of the bus services across Greater Manchester, whether that’s travelling to and from College, or travelling to exciting events outside of College hours. For a full list of local, registered bus services, please click here.


To be eligible for the Our Pass, you need to be a resident of Greater Manchester and aged between 16-18 on Saturday 31st August. You can use the card until 31st August after your 18th birthday, or until your 18th birthday if it is 31st August.


Make sure that you have your Our Pass with you when you travel, as you may be asked to pay the full adult fares.


The Our Pass will allow you to take advantage of opportunities in Greater Manchester relating to music, sport, competitions and more.

So how do I apply?

You can apply via an online application form by clicking here. You'll need to hold a passport style photo, proof of your date of birth and proof of your residency in Greater Manchester. You may use a copy of your passport, drivers licence, birth or adoption certificate, NHS medical card, biometric residence permit, validated UK ID card, EU/ EEA ID card or HM forces ID card. To show proof of your address you can use the following documents issued in the last three months: letter or statement from your bank, utility bill, mobile phone bill or a letter from HMRC or government agency.


For enquiries email or call 0300 323 0777



There are so many other exciting reasons to study at Bolton College including additional freebies; new enrichment opportunities; a pre-professionals programme; and university benefits. Find out more here