Transport for London (TfL) offers free travel on London buses to all children under the age of 18 who are in full time education.
It offers other free or discounted travel including:
- Children aged 5-10 - free travel on all TfL services with a Zip Oyster photocard.
- Children aged 11-15 - free London bus travel and discounted tube fares with a Zip Oyster photocard.
- Children aged 16-17 (18 on 31 Aug and in full time education) - free London bus travel and discounted tube fares with a Zip Oyster photocard.
We must make sure all young people have access to affordable transport to school, and that a lack of funding is not stopping them participating in full time education.
Most children will be able to travel from home to school using free transport.
In some cases we can help with travel costs by offering a home to school travel grant. This is for children in difficult circumstances or if they are facing high costs getting to and from school.