What is Back to School?
If you want to travel with a cool smartcard, Back to School is our new smart travel card for travel to and from school within the following fare zones: Leicester City, Grantham, Luton & Dunstable, Melton.
How much does it cost?
You buy your first card online for just £10 in Grantham, £12 in Leicester, £12 in Melton and £13 in Luton and Dunstable, which includes your first week of travel. We will send your card to you by post within a few days. After that, just top it up a week (or more) at a time on the bus.
Who can use it?
The card is available to anyone (up to the age of 18) in full time education at school or college, but you need to tell us which school/college you attend when you apply. You will make a healthy saving on the cash fares you would normally pay on the bus, and get the benefit of weekend travel within the zone as well. It saves carrying cash with you during the week, and because each card is uniquely encoded we can replace it if it is lost (an admin fee applies). Cards are only available to buy and use for the local fare zones of Leicester, Luton/Dunstable, Melton Mowbray and Grantham. They are not valid once you leave the fare zone.