Eligibility criteria for free school travel

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. In this case, you can contact us for an additional form.

If we reject your application again, you may appeal to a panel of local Councillors. We can inform you how to do this, should you wish to appeal.

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