Since April 2008 everyone who is resident in England and who is:
'Off-peak' is between 9.30am and 11pm Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and on public holidays. Local authorities may offer further benefits to their residents, such as free travel outside off-peak times or reduced tram or rail travel. However, these will apply only for travel in the local area, not elsewhere in England.
If you are eligible by Age and your Local Authority subscribes to this e-registration service, you can register for a free bus pass directly from this site. Just click on the "Apply Online" tab.
Everyone who is eligible according to the guidelines set by the Department for Transport and Department for Work and Pensions is entitled to free off-peak local bus travel anywhere in England using a National Bus Pass.
Eligibility is no longer based on reaching the age of 60 years. The concession is now awarded in line with the pensionable age of woman, whether you are male or female.
You can check whether you are eligible by using the Direct Gov web site, simply click on the link below.
If you are eligible by Age, click on the Apply Online tab on this site.
If you are Disabled, please contact your Local Authority directly for registration and eligibility assessment.
To apply for your concession card, please input your postcode: