This type of pass is only available where there is spare seating capacity and it is lawful to sell a seat to a paying passenger. Passes cannot be guaranteed for the full year and you should only apply if you have read the terms and conditions of sale and are happy to agree to them.
Can I apply for a paid bus pass?
Paid bus passes are available for students to purchase if they are not entitled to our assistance with transport to a school, sixth form or college.
Fees for academic year 2023 to 2024
||Two days per week
||One day per week
|Reception to year 11
|Transport to sixth form or college
|Upper Wharfedale School (services 981C, 986C and 987C)
|Nidderdale High School (services 736H and 739H)
Other options are available when applying online.
When to apply
Apply for a paid bus pass and pay online by direct debit.
Apply for a paid bus pass
We currently only accept payment online by direct debit. Payment details will be taken during application and you will be given the option to pay the full amount or by monthly direct debits. The first payment is taken in October, with the final payment taken in June. Payment will only be taken if your application is successful.
What happens after you apply
We will review and check the availability on your chosen service(s) and once the transport request has been approved, a permit will be issued and payment will then be taken.
We may not know availability of your chosen service(s) until mid to late August, therefore we strongly advise you to have an alternative transport option in place should your application be unsuccessful.
If you have submitted your application part way through the academic year you require the transport for, it may take up to two weeks to process your application and you will need to make your own arrangements until you receive the bus pass.
Visit our timetable information page to check which buses serve your area and when.