Apply for an older person's bus pass

If you live in England or Wales

In England you can get a bus pass for free travel when you reach the State Pension age.

If you live in London, you can travel free on buses, tubes and other transport when you’re 60, but only within London.

In Wales you can get a bus pass when you reach 60.

Enter your postcode to:

  • apply for a bus pass from your local council
  • check if you can get one sooner
Postcode lookup
For example SW1A 2AA

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If you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland

You get an older person’s bus pass when you’re 60. Apply if you’re in:

  1. Step 1 Check when you can retire

  2. and Check how much pension you could get

  3. Step 2 Increase your pension

    You might be able to increase the amount you get if you delay your pension.

    1. Find out about delaying your pension

    For advice about increasing your workplace or private pension, speak to a financial adviser.

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  4. Step 3 Check what other financial support you could get

  5. Step 4 Decide when to retire