Free Travel for Over 60s

Bus travel benefits extended

England

What's happening?

People aged 60 or over, and disabled people, are now able to travel free of charge on all buses operating in the local transport authority area in which they live. Free travel is available after 9.30am on Monday to Friday, and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays but outside of those times the normal fare will be charged. A valid concessionary travel pass must be shown to qualify for the free travel.

For further information and details of how to obtain these concessions, click this link to the Department for Transport website.

Scotland

What's happening?

Under an expansion of the service which had previously been run by local authorities, older and disabled people can now use local and long-distance buses at any time of the day,The new scheme will be run by Transport Scotland, but the National Entitlement Card which will be needed will be obtained from local authorities.

For details of how to obtain the card, click on this link from the Scottish Executive website.

Wales

What's happening?

Passes are already being issued issued free of charge to people over 60 and those with certain disabilities. They allow free travel on all registered local bus services in Wales, without any time restriction.

For details of how to obtain a pass, here is a link from the City and County of Swansea website.


 

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