ARRIVA - Free bus travel for older people

Free bus travel for older people

Free bus travel for older people

If you’re a person in their 60s you can use your bus pass to enjoy free off-peak travel on local buses anywhere in England or Wales, dependent on which country you live in.

Travel by bus - for FREE!

  • If you live in England, senior citizens and disabled people can travel FREE on local buses anywhere in England between 9.30am and 11pm on weekdays and all day weekends and public holidays.
  • If you live in Wales, ove 60s and disabled people can travel FREE on local buses in Wales at any time - there are no time restrictions. People living in Wales can also use their passes to travel free on cross-boundary journeys in and out of England, providing the journey starts or finishes in Wales. (Passes are not valid between Carmarthen and Cardiff on service 20 as this isn't categorised as a 'local service' under the regulations).

Wherever you live you can go where you want, when you want.

What's the benefit?
It's free and easy. Whether you want to nip into town more often or explore new places, you can. Now instead of shelling-out for petrol and parking, check out the bus times, travel for free and let somebody else do the driving.

It's easier to travel free and go further by bus than ever before. Just hop on and go! And no matter how long your journey lasts within your country, it won't cost you a penny. You may find your pass also lets you make journeys into a neighbouring country.

Free bus travel for older peopleHow do I get a free bus pass?
Typically bus passes are issued free by local authorities. Some local authorities may also offer extra benefits, although a charge may apply. To find out more about arrangements where you live follow the links below to the England, or Wales details.

Getting started
We want to help you to get the most out of free bus travel. There's plenty of help available - both here on the website or by calling our friendly customer service team on 0844 800 44 11 who can point you in the right direction.

For bus journeys across a border a fare may be charged for the part of the journey outside the country you live in. Some local authorities in border areas may offer a concession for the whole journey. More details about this will be found on the England, or Wales pages.