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  • School Plus MCard

    A bus-only travel card for ages 5 to 18 years old in full-time education.

    What do you get?

    • Great savings for regular bus users.
    • Virtually unlimited bus travel in West Yorkshire at any time, on any day of the week.
    • Choose weekly or monthly cards.


    SchoolPlus MCards are valid on most West Yorkshire buses displaying the Metro logo.  They can be used at most times of the day, seven days a week.  That makes them better value than some operator special offer tickets, which can only be used at certain times or on certain journeys.

    How much does it cost?

    School Plus MCard costs £9.25 per week or £34 per month 


    School Plus MetroCard 
    For a short time you will still be able to buy a paper School Plus MetroCard. Take you PhotoCard to a Post Office and you will receive a weekly or monthly MetroCard as a paper counterpart.

    School Plus MetroCard costs £9.50 per week or £34.50 per month.

    Please note that paper PhotoCards will no longer be available after the end of September 2014, no matter what end date is printed on them.
    Apply for a smart PhotoCard (MCard website - opens in new window) 



    Cardholders travelling further than West Yorkshire will have to pay the additional fare at the start of their journey.

    Where to buy

    You can buy the School Plus MCard at Bus Station Travel Centres, Leeds Visitor Centre (Leeds Rail Station) and at over 700 Payzone outlets in West Yorkshire. Locate  your nearest Payzone (external website)

    What to take with you

    When you buy a SchoolPlus MCard you must have your Young Person's smart PhotoCard or a Scholar's smart PhotoCard with you. Your PhotoCard is used with your MCard to prove who you are.

    The School Plus MetroCard is loaded on to your smart PhotoCard and you will receive a counterpart showing the expiry date, which you should keep with your PhotoCard.
    More about the Young Person's PhotoCard
    More about the Scholar's PhotoCard

    Renewing your School Plus MCard

    To renew your SchoolPlus MCard visit any Bus Station Travel Centre, Leeds Visitor Centre or Payzone outlet. Locate  your nearest Payzone (external website)


     Remember you MUST take your PhotoCard with you every time you renew.

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    Lost, stolen or damaged MetroCards






    SchoolPlus MetroCards / MCards are not valid on Nightrider and special event bus services, such as football, concerts and some school contract services. They are also not valid on trains.

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