Free bus travel for young people in January & February

YOzone_both_cards Youngsters in York aged 18 and under can travel by bus for free with a YOzone card every weekend throughout January and February.

All of York’s local bus operators, including First, Arriva, Transdev and Coastliner will be taking part in the free travel offer.

City of York Council’s free travel initiative was given the green light by the Executive Member for Transport and Planning,

Of course someone will have to pick up the cost of the scheme so it looks like taxpayers will get a bill for around £50,000.  (more…)

Young people offered cheap bus travel over Christmas period

York is making it easier for young people to travel around the city this Christmas with a holiday special offer lowering the price of an All York ticket to just £1.30 for the day.YOzone_11-16

From Saturday 20 December until Sunday 4 January children aged 11-16 who are travelling with a YOZone card will be able to purchase the reduced price ticket, which will enable them to travel all day on any York bus.

Alongside this new Smart YOZone cards are being sent to young people across the city who are already signed up to the scheme.

The new system will allow for quicker boarding and cut down on the occasional misuse of the cards. People will be able to use the cards as soon as they receive them and all buses will be able to accept them in Smart mode by early 2015.

For more information on travelling in and around York visit

Cheap bus travel in York for 11 – 18 year olds


With a YOzone card you can travel on many buses within the York area at a reduced fare. In addition to this, you will be entitled to lots of great discounts from retailers throughout the York area.

YOzone 11-16 card

The YOzone 11-16 card is available free to any young person currently in secondary education (up to the age of 16) who lives or studies in the City of York Council area. Cards are valid until 31st August after your 16th birthday.

YOzone 16-18 card

The new YOzone 16-18 card is available free to any young person aged 16-18 who lives or studies in the City of York Council area.