Severn Card Student Bus Pass
A multi-operator bus pass available to Worcestershire
residents under the age of 19, and students of the sponsor
What is the Severn
The Severn Card is a multi-operator bus pass, allowing the
holder of the pass to travel on any bus service included within the
scheme during term time.
- Multi-operator student bus pass
- Valid 24/7 on most bus services in
- For students aged under 19, or mature
students of sponsor colleges
- Can be bought as an Annual, Termly or
Half-Termly pass (blue pass)
- Can also be bought as an Annual
Discount Card (orange pass), allowing special bus fares each time
you board the bus
- There are 3 different “Zones” of
travel (see below for full details):
- Zone 1 : Urban Zone
- Zone 2 : UrbanPLUS
- Zone 3 : Countywide
What bus services accept the Severn Card
How does it work?
Annual, Termly and Half-Termly Passes
Some students may receive a FREE Severn Card if they are
entitled to subsidised travel assistance under the County Council’s
Home-to-School Transport Policy, and they need to travel by bus to
their school / college.
Other students will need to pay the appropriate Annual, Termly
or Half-Termly rate (see reverse) for the Zone in which they wish
to travel to receive their Severn Card.
Once you have an Annual, Termly or Half-Termly pass, simply add
your photo, seal the pass, then show it to the bus driver each time
you travel. There will be nothing to pay on the bus.
Annual Discount Card
Some students, particularly those on a part-time programme or
those only travelling one-way, will prefer to pay each time they
travel rather than paying a larger amount upfront.
For only £25.00, you can buy an Annual Discount Card which then
entitles you to special rate fares (see reverse) each time you
How do I get a Severn Card?
Complete an online application at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/schooltransport
Call the Worcestershire Hub on 01905 765 765 to
request an application form.
You can download our Severn Card Application Forms
and post them to:
Education Travel Team,
Worcestershire County Council,
Please note, if you lose your Severn Card at any point in the
year, you will need to pay £20 for a replacement pass.
You can purchase the following Severn Cards in advance:
- Half-Termly valid
- Termly valid
term-time, and also during the half-term holiday
- Annual valid from
1st Sept to 31st Aug, inclusive of all school/college holidays
including the Summer
You can also pay for an Annual pass by
monthly direct debit (9 payments, from September to May*. Mandates
must be returned by August 30th 2013).
All of the above can be purchased for
any of the 3 Zones (see table below for description of Zones).
|Annual (9 X DD*)
Annual Discount Card
For only £25.00 per annum you can buy a Severn
Card Annual Discount Card, which entitles you to special rate fares
on most local bus services. (Valid from 1st Sept to 31st Aug, and
at same rate no matter when in the year you buy the card
Zone 1 : Urban Zone(£1.00 per journey)
View the Severn Card Zone 1
Travel within the boundaries of urban areas:
- Bromsgrove (inc. Catshill)
- Wyre Forest Towns (travel anywhere between Kidderminster,
Bewdley and Stourport)
- Worcester City (inc. Norton Barracks)
Zone 2 : Urbanplus Zone (£1.50 per journey)
View the Severn Card Zone 2
- Travel between neighbouring towns (i.e. Evesham to Pershore, or
Droitwich to Worcester)
- Travel from a village in to the
nearest town (i.e. Hallow to Worcester, or Wychbold to
Zone 3 : Countywide Zone (£2.00 per journey)
- Travel within the boundaries of Worcestershire
Operator's own bus fares
In some instances it may be more
economical for students to pay a bus operator’s own bus fare.
Bus fares vary greatly across
Worcestershire and we strongly suggest you undertake your own
research to decide whether a pre-paid Severn Card or the special
rate fares are indeed the best value for your circumstances.
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This page was last reviewed 14 August 2013 at 14:34.
The page is next due for review 10 February 2015.