Eligibility criteria and how to apply for free school travel.

Eligibility criteria

How to apply

  • Check your child meets the relevant eligibility criteria
  • Complete the free school travel application form
  • Send the form to Transport Coordination Unit, Southampton City Council, Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY, including copies of any required evidence
  • Applications are normally processed within 10 working days of receiving your application
  • Season tickets will take a further 5 to 7 working days to arrive at your child's school
  • Failure to include the required evidence will delay processing of your application

If your child does not qualify

  • If we reject your application, exceptional circumstances can be taken into account. Contact us for an additional form.
  • If we again reject your application, you may appeal to a panel of local Councillors. We can tell you how to do this.

Contact information: travel.coordination@southampton.gov.uk