A 16-18 photocard allows you to buy tickets at child rate.
You can buy the following tickets with your 16-18 photocard:
Topping up your card online
You can top up your existing 16-18 card online, by choosing the ticket you want and following our online order process. Once you've paid for your ticket, you will need to update your card using the Swift Collector app for this to work
Topping up at a Payzone agent
You can top up your card by taking it to a Payzone agent, who will load the ticket onto your existing 16-18 card. You cannot get a new 16-18 card from a Payzone agent.
Buying tickets on the bus
If you want to buy a ticket on the bus, you will need to show your 16-18 card and ask the driver for the ticket you want. You will then need to pay cash and take your ticket before taking your seat.
Once you have your ticket loaded onto your 16-18 card, simply hold the card to the reader when you board the bus until the light goes green and take a seat.
If you have a pass loaded onto your 16-18 photocard, you can request a replacement via our webform here.
If you do not have a valid pass on your 16-18 photocard, you can order a new card here.
Don't worry, we will automatically send you a 16-18 card up to a month before your current child Swift card expires.
If you do not receive your 16-18 card 5 working days before your child Swift card expires, please contact us here.
Your parents must pay council tax to one of the following Metropolitan Councils to qualify - Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Solihull or Coventry.
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