You can get the allowance if any of the following apply:
- there’s no train or bus you can take
- the trip by train or bus is longer than the reasonable travelling time for a train or bus trip
- you or the non-student traveller are sick or hurt and can’t take a train or bus
- your train or bus would be overnight.
You can also get it if you’re a secondary school student and your public transport schedule means that you either:
- start your trip before 7 am
- finish your trip after 9 pm.