Youth Passport or MyTravelPass

If you are between 16 and 21, get a third off your bus fares.

For a discount fare on Newport Bus service only, you can use our Youth Passport card.
For a discount fare on all other bus operators in Wales, you can use a Welsh government MyTravelPass.

With the Newport Bus Youth Passport card, you can purchase any youth tickets by showing your card to the driver or you can top your Passport card with weekly or 4-weekly travel tickets.  For an annual pass, you will need to visit the Newport Bus office on Corporation Road. 

Apply now for Newport Youth Passport

Fill out the PDF form and email it to Customer Support with a passport-size photo and a scan of your proof of age. You can also hand it in at the Newport Bus Office on Corporation Road. Your proof of age can be a birth certificate, passport or ID card - We do not keep your proof of age, we only need to see it. Your card will be posted to you free of charge.

Apply now for MyTravelPass

For discounted bus travel around Wales, you can apply for a MyTravelPass card. Mytravelpass is a scheme funded by the Welsh Government to provide discounted bus fares to young people. It provides people in Wales aged 16 to 21 with approx 1/3 off their bus fare. Applying online is quick and easy. You will need to upload a photo and all checks are done automatically by third parties on behalf of the Welsh Government. 

Further information on Newport Bus Youth Passport smartcard

What are the discounted fares?

Discounted fares are 33% off the adult fares. Full details can be found here

I already have a Passport or Passport Plus, what will happen to my credit?

Once you have completed the application form and provided both a photo and proof of age we transfer your credit to the Youth Passport. You will receive your discounted travel on your next top-up.

Where can I go to transfer my credit?

You can visit our depot at 160, Corporation Road.

What is the difference between the Youth Passport and the Welsh Government MyTravelPass?

The Newport Bus Youth Passport is valid on the Newport Bus network only and you can use it to purchase weekly and 4-weekly tickets. MyTravelPass is proof of entitlement to discounted bus travel across Wales. 

How do I top up the Youth Passport?

You can top up with a week or 4-week ticket with the driver on the bus, paying contactless or cash. 

I am paying for my tickets on the Newport Bus app do I still need the pass?

Yes. Please show the driver your Youth Passport or MyTravelPass when scanning your mobile ticket. The driver can then see you are eligible for a youth fare. 

What do I need to provide to get the pass?

Your name, date of birth, address, a recent passport-sized photograph and proof of age

Why do I have to provide a photograph?

The photo is essential for bus drivers to verify quickly that you are the cardholder.

When does the Youth Passport and MyTravelPass expire?

The Youth Passport and any tickets remaining on your card as well as MyTravelPass will expire on your 22nd Birthday.