Primary and secondary school students
Travel to and from school
Primary and secondary students in NSW could be entitled to free or concession travel to and from school.
Free or subsidised school travel is available for eligible students through:
- School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) for school journeys by public transport
- School Drive Subsidy, if you live in an area where there is no public transport.
If you live in Sydney and surrounding areas and do not qualify for these schemes, concession travel is available with:
If you live in regional NSW and do not qualify for these schemes, check concession travel options with local transport operators.
For boarding school students, free travel is available for NSW TrainLink Regional services and long distance coach services.
For all the information, to apply and for replacement cards, visit the School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) website.
When using public transport other than for school, children aged 4–15 and secondary students aged 16 years and over are entitled to concession travel. Secondary students aged 16 years and over are required to travel with their proof of entitlement card.
For travel on Regional services, NSW secondary school students aged 16 to 18 years inclusive must hold the ‘Senior Secondary Student Concession Card’. Victorian secondary school students aged 17 to 18 years inclusive must hold the ‘Victorian Public Transport Concession Card’ endorsed ‘S’.