National Concessionary Passes

The National Concessionary Travel Pass, allows free travel for senior citizens and those with disabilities. Some local authorities allow free travel at different times during the day.

To help you plan your journey, this is when local authority passes are valid across the Midlands.

Pass issued by local authority:

Times valid for Free travel:

WEST MIDLANDS For services anywhere in England, free after 09:30 until 23:00 Mondays to Fridays and all day during Weekends and Bank Holidays.
A bus ticket must be purchased to travel outside of these times.

WARWICKSHIRE For services boarded within Warkwickshire, valid free for services commencing after 09:00 and until 24:00.
If you are boarding outside of Warkwickshire, free after 09:30 until 23:00 Mondays to Fridays and all day during Weekends and Bank Holidays.
A bus ticket must be purchased to travel outside of these times.

WORCESTERSHIRE For services anywhere in England, free after 09:30 until 23:00 Mondays to Fridays and all day during Weekends and Bank Holidays.
A bus ticket must be purchased to travel outside of these times.

STAFFORDSHIRE For services boarded and disembarking within Staffordshire, currently free at anytime. (This will change from 1 July 2019 when Disability passes only will continue to be valid at anytime, however Senior Citizens passes will be valid from 09:30 until 23:00 Mondays to Fridays and all day during Weekends and Bank Holidays).
If you are boarding outside of Staffordshire, free after 09:30 until 23:00 Mondays to Fridays and all day during Weekends and Bank Holidays.
A bus ticket must be purchased to travel outside of these times.

SHROPSHIRE For services anywhere in England, free after 09:30 until 23:00 Mondays to Fridays and all day during Weekends and Bank Holidays.
A bus ticket must be purchased to travel outside of these times.

GREATER MANCHESTER For services boarded within Greater Manchester, valid free after 09:30 until 24:00.
If you are boarding outside of Greater Manchester, free after 09:30 until 23:00 Mondays to Fridays and all day during Weekends and Bank Holidays.
A bus ticket must be purchased to travel outside of these times.
SURREY For services anywhere in England, free after 09:30 until 23:00 Mondays to Fridays and all day during Weekends and Bank Holidays.
A bus ticket must be purchased to travel outside of these times.
OXFORDSHIRE For services boarded within Oxfordshire, valid free after 09:00 until 24:00.
If you are boarding outside of Oxfordshire, free after 09:30 until 23:00 Mondays to Fridays and all day during Weekends and Bank Holidays.
A bus ticket must be purchased to travel outside of these times.
OTHER AUTHORITIES For all other authorities pass holders boarding within Diamond Regions, free after 09:30 until 23:00 Mondays to Fridays and all day during Weekends and Bank Holidays.
A bus ticket must be purchased to travel outside of these times.

Contact your issuing local authority for further information.

Older Persons Travel Passes are issued by your local authority and you can check if you are eligible and where to apply at the gov.uk website here:

https://www.gov.uk/state-pension-age/y/bus_pass

https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-elderly-person-bus-pass