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Severn Card Bus Passes

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. It is:

  • A multi-operator student bus pass
  • Valid 24/7 on most bus services in Worcestershire
  • For students aged under 19, or mature students of sponsor colleges

It can be bought as an Annual, Termly or Half-Termly pass (blue pass) or as an Annual Discount Card (orange pass), allowing special bus fares each time you board the bus.

There are 3 different “Zones” of travel:

  • Zone 1: Urban Zone
  • Zone 2: UrbanPLUS
  • Zone 3: Countywide

How it works

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 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.

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.

Pre-Paid Passes

You can pay for your Severn Card online either annually, termly, half termly or by 9 monthly Direct Debit payments and a payment letter will be sent to you with details of how to make the payment. Please do not make payment unless you have received this letter. Please note that in some instances it may be more economical for students to pay the bus operator's own fare and you are advised to check this with the local operator.

You can purchase the following pre-paid Severn Cards in advance:

  • Half-Termly valid term-time only
  • Termly valid term-time, and also during the half-term holiday
  • Annual valid from 1st September to 31st August, inclusive of all school/college holidays including the Summer
Pass term Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3
Annual £280 £447 £547
Termly £100 £159 £192
Half termly £55 £85 £101
Direct Debit £33 £53 £64





To apply and for more information go to:

Contact the Worcestershire Hub.

Telephone: 01905 765765