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Renew an existing pass

Accessible travel

For more information see our accessible travel within Greater Manchester section.


Renew a concessionary pass from TfGM

At least two weeks before your English National Concessionary Travel pass expires, we will contact you about renewing your pass or, if we don’t need to check anything with you, we will send you a new pass.

If you have received a letter from TfGM containing a renewal code, you can renew your pass online.

If you change address it is your responsibility to inform TfGM. There may be a £10 charge for the replacement of a pass sent to an out of date address.

Find out more about free travel passes for older people.

Find out more about free and low-cost travel passes for disabled people.

Find out more about accessible travel within Greater Manchester.


igo pass for 11 to 16 year olds

You do not need to renew an igo pass.

If you lose your igo pass you can apply for a replacement from TfGM by phoning 0161 244 1000. It costs £10 for a new pass.

Until you have a replacement pass you will have to pay higher fares for bus journeys in Greater Manchester.

Find out more about an igo pass.


Renew a Scholar's pass

You can apply for a pass for the new academic year from mid-August.

You can renew a Scholars Pass by post, or through a TfGM Travelshop.

Download an application form or get one from a TfGM Travelshop.

Fill in the form and attach:

  • a passport-sized colour photo of yourself, with your school or college's stamp on the back proof of your name and age – a copy (not original) of your birth certificate, adoption certificate, medical card, passport or EU/EEA card
  • a £5 cheque or postal order; you can also pay cash if you're applying at a TfGM Travelshop
  • a stamped self-addressed envelope if you're applying by post
  • Post everything to the address on the form, or take it into a TfGM Travelshop.

If you apply at a Travelshop, you can usually get the pass immediately, but occasionally they may be busy, in which case you can collect the pass there in five working days.

If you apply by post, your pass should come within two weeks.

Get more information about a Scholar’s Pass


Renew a free school pass

You should contact your local council about renewing your pass the old one runs out at the end of the school year.

Find out more about free school travel.


Renew a railcard

You can renew your railcard when it's within one month of running out. Renew it online:


Renew another pass

To renew another type of pass, contact the relevant company: