Youth Passport Card

If you are between 16 and 21, you can save money on your bus fares by using our Youth Passport card. Use it to purchase discounted weekly, monthly or even annual pass or as a contactless payment card (once topped up) for discounted day tickets on the Newport Bus network.

For Youth discount on other bus operators in South Wales, you will require the Welsh government MyTravelPass. More details on this here.

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With Newport Bus Youth Travel Card, you can purchase on the bus a discounted weekly or 4-weekly travel tickets or Pay-As-You-Go credit. For an annual pass, you will need to visit the Newport Bus depot office.

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Fill the PDF form and email it to Customer Support together with a passport-size photo and a scan of your proof of age. You can also hand it in at the Travel centre or Newport Bus depot 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.

Youth Passport Application Form

Further information on Newport Bus Youth Passport smartcard

What are the discounted fares?


Why do we need the Youth Passport?

Customers who are between the ages of 16 and 21 will need this card, or the Welsh Government MyTravelPass, to receive discounted fares for their bus travel in Wales. You can apply for MyTravelPass (MTP) visit the Welsh Government's My Travel Pass website. The Bus Youth Passport is only valid across the Newport Bus network.

You will need to present the Youth Passport card or the MyTravelPass card if you purchase Youth tickets on the Newport Bus app.

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 your credit can be transferred onto your 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 Travel Shop at Newport Bus Station.

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

You can use the Youth Passport card to load it with cash to use it as a Pay-as-you-go card or you can use it as a weekly and monthly pass. The MyTravelPass is only a proof of age for discounted travel in Wales only.;

How do I top up the Youth Passport?

You can top up with 7 days or 4 weeks or £20 maximum on a bus. For any other amounts, you will have to visit our Travel Shop in Newport Bus Station. The maximum top up on this card is £50.

I am paying with cash on the bus do I still need the pass?

Yes. Please show the driver your Youth Passport or MyTravelPass before tendering your money. The driver can then see you are eligible for a youth fare. This also applies when travelling with Youth ticket purchase on the app.

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 Expire?

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

What can I buy after my 21st birthday?

On your 22nd birthday, you are eligible to purchase one of our Adult Passport products.