Older people are entitled to free off-peak travel on local buses anywhere in England, once they become eligible.
Calculate your State Pension age to check when you qualify for a bus pass.
What you need to know
- Available in England only
Get more information about an older person’s bus pass in:
Check the table for details on how to apply in your area, or enter your postcode in the box above.
|Area||Who to contact for a bus pass|
|Blackburn with Darwen||Nowcard helpline: 0845 058 1096|
|Blackpool||Nowcard helpline: 0845 058 1096|
|Cumbria||Nowcard helpline: 0845 058 1096|
|Dorset||Dorset County Council|
|Essex||Essex county council|
|Greater Manchester PTE||Transport for Greater Manchester|
|Lancashire||Nowcard helpline: 0300 123 6737|
|Merseyside PTE||Merseytravel Centres or Post Offices in Merseyside|
|Reading||Travel Reading live|
|South Yorkshire PTE||Travel South Yorkshire|
|Suffolk||Suffolk county council|
|Tyne and Wear PTE||Nexus|
|West Midlands PTE Centro||Network West Midlands|
|West Yorkshire PTE||Metro|
|Worcestershire||Worcester city council|