Older person's bus pass

Older people are eligible for a free bus pass.

Where and when can I use my bus pass?

An older person's bus pass will allow you free travel on local buses anywhere in England from 9.30am to 11pm on weekdays, and all day at weekends and on bank holidays.

How do I apply for, renew, or replace an older person's bus pass?

You can apply for an older person's bus pass up to two months before the date you become eligible. This will then be sent out 10 calendar days prior to that date.

You can replace or renew an older person's bus pass up to 30 days before the expiry date of your card.

You can apply online:

Apply now 

Or visit a library:

You will need to take with you proof of your age:

  • Driving licence
  • Passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Medical Card
  • Pension service award letter
  • Any other proof of your birth date

You will need to prove that you are resident in Northamptonshire:

  • Household bill or bank statement which has your name and address on and is no more than three months old

Your photograph will be taken at the library.

Eligibility dates for an older person's bus pass

You will qualify when you reach the female State Pension age, whether you are a man or a woman. To check your eligibility, please refer to the GOV.UK online calculator.

What do I do if my bus pass is lost or stolen?

If your pass is lost or stolen, please call 0300 126 1000.