Concessionary Bus Travel
Sit back, relax and explore for free
If you’re in your 60s, you can use your concessionary bus pass to enjoy free off-peak travel on local buses in England and free travel at any time on local buses in Wales.
So, whether you're looking after the grandkids, meeting up with old friends or just nipping into town, it's time to get back out there and explore all the places you love safely with your concessionary bus pass.
Where can I travel?
Senior bus passes offer widespread free travel and most senior travel passes issued in England are valid nationwide.
If you live in England: Older persons and disabled people can travel free on local buses anywhere in England between 9.30am and 11pm on weekdays and all day on weekends and public holidays. However, some counties offer additional extras or restrictions to passengers, please check the conditions of travel within your county before you travel here.
If you live in Wales: Over 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, as long as the journey starts or finishes in Wales.
Travelling between England and Wales?
If your bus journey crosses the Welsh-English border, you may be charged a fare for the section of the journey outside the country you live in. However some local authorities may offer a concession for the whole journey.
How old do I need to be?
National concessionary travel schemes exist for older people in England and Wales. When you become eligible depends on your date of birth.
How do I get a concessionary bus pass?
See below for details.
Contact your local council in England
Find the link to your local council's website below:
Nexus (Tyne and Wear)
Transport for Wales
All Concessionary Travel in Wales is administered by Transport for Wales
If you currently have a green 'old style' pass, these are no longer accepted on our buses. Please apply for a new style pass through Transport for Wales.
English and Scottish concessionary bus pass holders can save on off-peak Arriva bus travel in Wales.
Use your English or Scottish concessionary pass after 9.30am Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and Bank Holidays to get great discounts on your Arriva bus travel.
- £4.00 Concessionary Day Ticket
- £12.00 Concessionary Weekly Ticket