Term Plus

Did someone say no more school run?

Grab freedom with the Term Plus bus pass from under £5.50 a week. Valid all year-round on all our buses for school or college as well as evenings, school holidays and weekends. Valid for 5-18 year olds*. 

Ways to pay

Term Plus

 Under 16 or 16-18 in (full time) education

Valid on all National Express West Midlands & National Express Coventry buses

1 week

£8.75

Buy at agent or instore

4 weeks

£31.25

Buy online, instore or at agent

One term

£96

(Valid from the 7th April - 15th August 2017)

Buy online or instore

Monthly Direct Debit

£27.50 per month for ten months, with two months free

Apply online

Add the Midland Metro tram to your Term Plus

Term Plus + Metro

Under 16 or 16-18 in (full time) education

Valid on all National Express West Midlands & National Express Coventry buses and the Metro

1 week

£12.10

Buy instore

4 weeks

£41.85

Buy instore

One term

£121

Buy online or instore

Monthly Direct Debit

£35 per month for ten months, with two months free

Apply online

  • To ensure delivery at the start of the month please apply online for your Term Plus by Direct Debit by the 23rd of the preceding month.
  • Direct Debit promotion - see our terms and conditions. 

*16 - 18 Photocard

Term Plus is available to all young people aged 16-18 inclusive who are in full time education and live within the West Midlands County and are holders of an N-Network 16-18 photocard.

You must be under 18 on 1st September 2016. Your parents must pay Council Tax to one of the following Metropolitan Councils - Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Solihull or Coventry.

School bus routes

Aldersley High School

6, 6A, 784

Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School

1, 11A, 11C, 31, 37 Find Out More

Archway Academy

17, 58, 59, 59A, 59S, 60

Ark Boulton Academy

8A, 8C, 37,

Arthur Terry School

757, X3

Balaam Wood School

29, 49, X61, X64

Barr Beacon School

705, 788, 881, 934, 935, 997

Bartley Green School

18, 22

Baverstock Academy

35, 49, 50

Birmingham Ormiston Academy

14, 55, 55A, 56, 66, 70, 72, 94

Birmingham Ormiston Academy

6, 14, 29, 29A, 33, 37, 45, 47, 51, 52, 52A, 55, 55A, 63, 68, 70, 72, 94, 120, 93, X3, X4, X5, 935, 935A, 936, X2, 997 Find Out More

Bishop Challoner Catholic College

11A, 11C, 35, 50

Bishop Milner Catholic College

1, 27, 27A, 82, 257, X96 Find Out More

Bishop Milner Catholic College

1, 27, 27A, 82, 257, X96 Find Out More

Bishop Vesey's Grammar School

6, X3, X5

Bishop Walsh Catholic School

855

Black Country University Technical College

301, 701

Bloxwich Academy

70

Bordesley Green School

97, 97A

Bournville School & Sixth From Centre

X61, 63, 98

Bristnall Hall Academy

48, 129

Broadway Academy

11A, 11C

Calthorpe Academy

50

Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

934, 935, 935A, 936

Castle High School

126, 205, 222, 257, X96

Cockshut Hill College

17, 73

Colmers School

49, 63, 98

Colmers School & Sixth Form College

49, 63

CTC Kingshurst Academy

55, 55A, 71, 72, 94, 97, 97A, 889, 966 Find Out More

Dame Elizabeth Cadbury Technology College

27

Dormston School

1, 27, 27A

Edgbaston High School for Girls

22, 23, 24, 29

Ellowes Hall Sports College

297

Frankley Community High School

49, 61, 63, X64

George Dixon Academy

9, 11A, 11C, 80, 120, 126, 127, 128, 129, 140, 141, Find Out More

George Salter Academy

74

Grace Academy

8

Grace Academy

39

Grace Academy Solihull

71

Great Barr School

28, 46S, 997

Greenwood Academy

38, 67, 71, 71A, 71S

Hall Green Secondary School

5, 6, 11A, 11C

Hamstead Hall Academy

54, 54A

Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy

11A, 11C, 16, 54, 101 Find Out More

Heath Business Park & Enterprise College

11, 28, 59, 69, 89 Find Out More

High Arcal School

X96

Hillcrest School

22, 23, 29, 29S

Hillcrest School and Community College

81, 243

Hodge Hill College

72

Holly Hodge High School

36, 48, 129

Holte School

7, 8A, 8C, 33, 46, 51, 52, 52A, 886

Holy Trinity Catholic School

58, 59, 60

Holyhead School

74, 75

John Henry Newman Catholic College

55, 55A, 71, 72, 94, 97, 97A, 966 Find Out More

John Willmott School

815, 839, 879, X4

King Edward Boys School

11A, 11C, 48, 61, 63, 76, 84, 98, 99, X64 Find Out More

King Edward Five Ways School

18, 22, 23, 23A, 48, X64 Find Out More

King Edward Sixth Form College

246, 256, 257, 276, X96

King Edward Vl Aston School

8A, 8C

King Edward Vl Camp Hill School for Boys

11A, 11C, 27, 35, 50, 76 Find Out More

King Edward Vl Camp Hill School for Girls

11A, 11C, 27, 35, 50, 76 Find Out More

King Edward Vl Handsworth School

16, 74, 75

King Edward Vl High School for Girls

11A, 11C, 48, X61, 63, 76, 84, 98, 99, 885, X64 Find Out More

King Edward Vl School for Girls

X61, 63, 98, 885, 886, X64

King Edward Vl Sheldon Heath Academy

17, 17S, 59C, 59S, 71, 72, 73 Find Out More

King Edward's School Birmingham

61, 63, 98, 885, 886, X64

Kings Heath Boys School

2, 3, 11A, 11C, 27, 35, 50, 76 Find Out More

Kings Norton Boys' School

18, 27

Kings Norton Girls School

11A, 11C, 18, 27, 45, 47, 49 Find Out More

Kings Norton High School

27, 35, 45

Kingsbury School and Sports College

11A, 11C

Leasowes Community College

99, 140, 141, 241

Leasowes High School

241

Light Hall School

863

Lindsworth School

18, 35

Lode Heath School

58, 71, 72, 73, 897, 898, X2, 966 Find Out More

Lordswood Girls' School

9, 11A, 11C, 48, 126, 140, 141

Lordwood Boys School

9, 11A, 11C, 48, 49, 82, 126, 141, 141 Find Out More

Lyndon School

897

Moreton School

2, 794

Moseley Park School

82

Moseley School

1, 5, 885, 899

North Birmingham Academy

7, 907, 907A

North East Wolverhampton Academy (Foxley Site)

3

North East Wolverhampton Academy (Northwood Site)

32, 33

Old Swinford Hospital School

276

Ormiston Forge Academy

4M

Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

120, 126

Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy

89

Our Lady & St Chad Catholic Academy

794

Park View School

14

Pedmore Technology College & Community School

276

Perry Beeches ll The Free School

9, 82, 83, 87, 89, 101, 127, 128, 129, 140, 140, X10

Perry Beeches The Academy

28, 52, 828

Phoenix Collegiate North Campus

775

Phoenix Collegiate South Campus

47, 47A

Plantsbrook School

5, 6, 66A, 71, 71A, 77, X3, X4, X5, 907, X14 Find Out More

Pool Hayes Academy

41

Q3 Academy

51

Queen Mary's High School

6, 7, 7A, 8, 10, 10A, 89, 997 Find Out More

Queensbridge Visual &Performing Arts School

35, 50

Redhill School

276

Ridgewood High School

276

RSA Academy

313

Saltley School

97

Selly Park Technology College for Girls

45, 47

Shenley Academy

29S

Shire Oak Academy

935A

Small Heath School

8C

Smestow School

3

Smith's Wood Sports College

72, 966

Solihull School

5, 5A, 899

Solihull Sixth Form College

5, 5A

South Wolverhampton And Bilston Academy

43

St Edmund Campion Catholic School

28, X3, X4, X5

St Edmund's Catholic Academy

1, 10, 794, 794A

St Francis of Assisi Catholic Technology College

935A

St John Wall Catholic School

101

St Matthias School

40, 82, 529

St Michael's CE High & Business Enterprise College

89, 140, 141

St Paul's School for Girls

9, 120, 126, 127, 128, 129, 140, 141 Find Out More

St Pauls Catholic School for Girls

127, 128, 129

St Pauls Community School

8A, 8C, 50

St Peter's Catholic School

6, 49, 876, 898

St Peter's Collegiate Church of England School

1, 10

Stockland Green School

65

Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls

5, 77, 872, 879, 907 Find Out More

Swanhurst School

2, 3, 11A, 11C, 27, 76

The Coseley School

81

The Crestwood School

255

The International School Birmingham

97, 97A, 97S

The King's Church of England School

1, 763, 784

The Kingswinford School

205, 222

The Streetly Academy

935, 935A

Thorns Community College

2, 3, 11A, 11C

Turves Green Boys School

47

Turves Green Girls School

27, 47

University of Birmingham School

11A, 11C, 48, 61, 63, 76, 84, 98, 99, X64 Find Out More

Walsall Academy

29, 89, 302, 701

Washwood Heath Technology College

14

Waverley School

73

West Walsall E-ACT Academy

335, 336

Wheelers Lane Technology

73

Windsor High School

9

Wolverhampton Girls' High School

1, 2, 3, 4, 59, 126, 529 Find Out More

Wordsley School

256

Yardleys School

37

nbus passes

There is also a range of n-bus cards valid for travel on over 25 bus operators within the West Midlands County and n-network cards valid for travel on the Midland Metro, train and on all operators bus services within the West Midlands County.

nBus

All bus operators, under 16 or 16-18 in (full time) education

1 week

£9.50

Buy instore

4 weeks

£34

Buy instore

One term

£104

Buy instore

Monthly Direct Debit

£30 for ten months, with two months free

Apply online

nBus+Metro

All bus operators and Midland Metro trams, under 16 or 16-18 in (full time) education

1 week

£13.75

Buy instore

4 weeks

£47.25

Buy instore

One term

£131

Buy instore

Monthly Direct Debit

£38 for ten months, with two months free

Apply online

FAQ - Term Plus bus passes

Direct Debit Payments

What is the next step once I have applied?

You will be given the opportunity to pay for your first ticket by credit / debit card so you benefit from our services within 5 days of receiving your application.

Your direct debit application will take approximately 10-15 days to process. You will receive a welcome letter confirming your details and payments timescales. Your next ticket will arrive 5 working days before the expiry of the first ticket and payment will be collected from the bank account details supplied.

Is my application accepted automatically?

A Credit Reference Agency will be asked to confirm the name, address and credit status of the person paying the Direct Debit.

When will the money be taken from my account?

The first direct debit payment from your account will be taken on the initial start day of your ticket, for instance if you selected a start date of 1st August 2013 (you will pay for this ticket by credit / debit card) your direct debit will be collected on 1st September 2013 for the subsequent ticket. This calendar date will then be the date your debit payment is made for every month that you are a member of the scheme. If this falls on a bank holiday, your payment will be taken the next working day.

Can West Midlands Travel Ltd change the amount they take out of my account?

We will only collect the authorised amount. If the amount changes, we will notify you in writing at least 10 working days in advance.

What if my ticket does not arrive in time?

If your ticket has not arrived 5 days before your current ticket expires, please contact the Direct Debit Team on 0121 254 6322 or email us at buspass@nationalexpress.com. WMT Ltd will not refund travel tickets that have been purchased as a result of tickets not arriving due to a delay in the postal service.

I already have a photocard do I still need to send in a photograph with my application?

Yes. All photographs are scanned into our system, so that if you ever lose your ID card we can send out a replacement, subject to an administration fee. You will need to either upload or send a passport sized photograph with every new application.

Can I change my ticket subscription?

Yes. One month's notice is required to make any changes to your ticket

What if I lose my ticket or it is stolen?

You can contact the Direct Debit Team on 0121 254 6322 and order a replacement ticket and / or photocard. A replacement fee of £6 for each section will be required for payment by credit / debit card.

Refunds will not be given for any additional tickets purchased.

What if I forget my ticket?

It is your responsibility to have a valid ticket with you for any journey you make. Unfortunately refunds will not be given for any tickets purchased under these circumstances.

Can I cancel my Direct Debit?

Yes. You must give at least one month's notice. You will be able to email us at buspass@nationalexpress.com .

Child Term Plus

What is the monthly deadline?

The deadline date for online applications is the 15th of the month, to start the 1st of the next month.

For postal applications it is the 10th of the month as we need to allow three weeks for processing the application.

Can I change my type of ticket?

Yes. One month's notice is required to make any changes to your ticket. You can upgrade to an nBus Term Extra.

Where do I get my photocard from?

You will automatically be sent a Photocard when you join the scheme which will expire on your 16th birthday. For those requiring a 16-18 Photocard you will be supplied with a Direct Debit 16-18 Photocard. We will require proof of full time education and will supply you with a form - this form must be endorsed by your school / college and returned to the Direct Debit team before the deadline as outlined on the form.

What if I lose my ticket or it is stolen?

Please take all reasonable steps to keep your season ticket safe. Please report any loss or theft to us immediately. You are entitled to one free replacement per academic term. A £10.00 administration fee is payable for subsequent replacements of either section of the pass, by cheque, debit or credit card.

Further replacements within any 12-month period will be at the discretion of the Direct Debit team.

How long will it take to buy the ticket?

Buying a ticket online is simple, once you have registered your account details, all subsequent purchases are straight forward taking no more than a few minutes to complete. If you are a student we require course details. Have your credit / debit card ready and a passport style photograph to upload. You can elect to send it to us by post. Please note that this may delay the fulfilment of your order.

How do I search for my ticket?

If you are unsure which product is the right one for you, use our filters to refine the list. 'REGIONAL' cards are for all our Midlands services, or if you don't need to travel throughout the region you can choose more localised products by selecting the filter required.

Once you have selected your age group and region, you will be presented with a list of the tickets available in your chosen location. Check the INFO box to view details of the tickets area of validity and any restrictions that may apply.

How much will the ticket cost?

Please see 'All Tickets & Prices' section on the website to find a full list of products and prices we offer and the best way to buy them.

What information will I need to provide?

You will be asked for the following information and it is important that this is provided in full.

Full Name
Full Address
Telephone Number
Email Address
Credit / Debit Card Information
Date of birth (for security reasons)
Colour Passport sized photograph that can be uploaded or posted to us for production of your photocard.
Students will be asked a few simple questions about their school/college or university and course details.

How do I pay?

Payment can be made using most major credit and debit cards, including Visa, Electron, Visa Debit, Mastercard, and Maestro. Unfortunately we do not accept American Express.

Payment will be processed by our payment service provider Sage who operate a secure online payment service. You may be asked for your 3D secure details if your card issuer has already asked you to assign them.

How do I know my payment has been successful?

You will be presented with a confirmation once your payment has successfully processed. You can print a copy of this for your records. Also, please check your email address you supplied at time of registration for your payment confirmation email. Once you have received this then your transaction was successful.

Is the information I supply secure?

Yes - National Express West Midlands adopt strict controls over security of all its websites. Our sites are regularly checked by security experts to ensure that they are updated for all aspects of internet security.

How do I get my photoID?

We will supply you with a photocard, free of charge. To make this process simple we have the facility for you to upload your jpg image at the time of purchase. If you cannot do this you have the option of sending the photograph to us. We will capture your photograph on your ID card. This photocard will then become your membership card so you can enjoy buying online tickets without worrying about photocards again.

Young Persons who hold a (n) 16-18 photocard issued by Centro need only supply their photoID card number (conditions apply) during the buying process.

How will I receive my ticket?

National Express West Midlands will post your ticket to the address provided using Royal Mail, first class post - from time to time we may send post first class recorded signed for delivery.

My ticket has not arrived, what should I do?

Your tickets will be despatched 5 days before the start date you have selected if it has not arrived you can contact us at buspass@nationalexpress.com.

What do I do if I lose my ticket?

See our Terms and Conditions section related to lost tickets.

I have purchased a ticket and my details have changed, what should I do?

Log in to My Account and here you can update your details. For security reasons for some changes you will need to contact us at buspass@nationalexpress.com. We are introducing new features to the My Account facility soon - please check from time to time.

Terms and conditions apply.