Older person's bus pass

Older people are eligible for a free bus pass. See the eligibility dates table below to find out when you are eligible.

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.

 The libraries where you can renew a bus pass are as follows:

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If you need further assistance with your application, visit any Northamptonshire library where library staff will be able to assist you.

You will need to bring the following evidence to the library with you:

Evidence that you reside in Northamptonshire
​Proof of age
​Household bill or bank statement which has your name and address on (preferably no more than three months old)​Any of the following:

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

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 visit any Northamptonshire library and staff will be able to assist you.