English National Concessionary passes can be used as a Smartcard on our buses. We invested £27 million on new ticket machines - your pass automatically records on the ticket machine so there's no need for the driver to issue a ticket.
Simply hold your pass against the card reader on the ticket machine and wait until it beeps. Then, just show your pass to the driver to confirm you're the authorised holder & take your seat.
'Blind' pass holders can continue to show the driver their pass - however if you prefer you can use your pass as a Smartcard.
What if my pass doesn't work? You can still travel - your driver will record your pass manually and issue you with a ticket. You should contact your card issuer to arrange for a replacement pass so you can go smart on future journeys. In South Yorkshire, call Traveline on 01709 515151.
Elderly Permit Holders
People of pensionable age qualify for a Senior Citizen pass from the local Transport Executive. This pass allows the holder to travel for free on bus within South Yorkshire, as well as being valid for certain journeys into neighbouring counties. For more information about cross boundary travel arrangements contact Traveline on 01709 51 51 51.
Free bus travel is available:
- from 0930 until 2300 on Mondays to Fridays
- at any time on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays
If you're travelling before 0930 or after 2300 on Mondays to Fridays the full adult fare is payable.
Passes must be presented to the driver on every journey - without it, you will be required to pay full adult fare.
Blind/Disabled Permit Holders
Free bus travel is available all day, every day.
A South Yorkshire mobility pass with the 'eye' symbol on is identified as a blind person's pass.
Travelling with a carer / companion
If you hold a South Yorkshire blind / disabled permit showing the companion symbol, then one companion is entitled to the same concession as the pass holder. You don't have to travel with the same companion every time you use our buses, but your companion does have to get on and off the bus at the same stop as you.
Applying for a Concessionary Pass
For details of how to obtain a pass, contact Traveline on 01709 51 51 51 or visit www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/ticketspasses