Older person's bus pass

Extension of bus pass validity - Coronavirus update

During the current coronavirus pandemic we have agreed to extend the bus concessions so that bus passes are valid 24 hours a day.

This has been agreed with the operators of most bus services across Northamptonshire.

See the full list of operators

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.

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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.