Eligible older people are entitled to free off-peak travel on local buses anywhere in England. Calculate your State Pension age to check when you qualify for a bus pass.

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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: 0845 058 1096
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

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