The Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card is a Government programme that aims to give many unemployed people the help and support they need to get back into work, including preparing for work and training.
This scheme allows eligible customers to get the following standard class tickets at discounted rates:
- 50% Off Anytime Day and Off-Peak Day tickets (including Off-Peak Day Travelcards for travel starting outside London Zones 1-9). Also Weekly, Monthly and longer period Season Tickets and Travelcards (up to a maximum of 3 months)
- 50% off Oyster pay as you go (PAYG) fares in London Zones 1-6
How to get your Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card:
You must apply for this photocard through your local Jobcentre in England and Wales, having been unemployed for 6 months or longer. Once you have your photocard, you can get an Oyster card at Tube stations, London Travel information Centres and Oyster Ticket Shops. You will need to show your Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card when you apply for your Oyster card, so that your concession can be put on the card to ensure that you get 50% off your tickets. For more information please speak to your local Jobcentre.
Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Cards are only issued through Jobcentre Plus offices in England and Wales and are NOT issued at stations.