Buses: children travel for half the full price on most bus services. From the age of 15 onwards many services offer a system involving purchasing a travel card which will reduce the cost of bus travel; many services stipulate that a photo card must be presented to the driver. Many companies offer discounts for young people who attend school or college; this will normally have to be proven by means of presenting a form of identification or a specially designed travel card. Regular travellers can often purchase a card or season ticket which will entitle them to travel for a lower price.
Trains: there are several options for travelling by train for less. Children under the age of 16 travel for half the price of the full fare on most services, while those aged between 16 and 25 are entitled to buy a 16-25 railcard which costs £24 and makes rail tickets cheaper by a third. Tickets can be booked in advance using online services; this can dramatically reduce the cost of train travel and allow you to book a seat. Regular train users can buy a season ticket which will reduce the cost of their daily journey.
Trams: concessionary tickets are available for people over 60 and children under the age of 15. Some services stipulate that children aged between 13 and 15 must provide identification in order to buy a half price child ticket. Regular travellers may benefit from buying a season ticket which will reduce the cost of their daily journey.
London Underground: children under the age of 5 travel free on all underground services. Children up to the age of 11 also travel free if they are accompanied by a paying adult. Children aged between 11 and 15 are entitled to a reduced rate but must obtain and present a photo card with proof their age. Buying an oyster card is definitely beneficial if you travel a lot; having this card reduces travel fares considerably. Travel cards can also save you money; this entitles you to make an unlimited number of journeys with a particular area for a one-off payment.