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Free bus pass for pensioners

Find out if you are eligible for a free bus pass by using the State Pension age calculator on the website. The age the calculator gives you is the age we use for eligibility.

Apply for a bus pass

  • Complete a concessionary fares application form (PDF document)
  • Provide a passport sized photo and
  • Send proof of your name, date of birth, address and any disability - e.g. driving licence, passport, utility bill, letter from doctor, letter from Department for Work and Pensions

    When will I receive my bus pass?

You will receive your bus pass within 5 days of your application being processed.

    Apply for a companion bus pass

If you can't travel alone you can apply for a bus pass for the person you travel with (your 'companion'.)

The companion travel pass allows 1 carer to travel for free at the same time

To apply for a companion bus pass:

    Where and when can I use my bus pass?

Free national off-peak bus pass

You can use your free bus pass on:

  • Any registered local bus service in England
  • From 9.30am to 11pm Monday to Friday
  • All day at weekends and bank holidays

Our bus pass

In addition you can use our bus pass on:

  • Any local bus service in Wokingham borough, Reading borough and West Berkshire Council areas between 9am and 9.30am Monday to Friday
  • On Dial-a-Ride services (such as Readibus and Keep Mobile - visit the Readibus website or Keep Mobile website for more details
  • On voluntary community transport schemes (for doctor or hospital visits only)

    How long can I use my pass for?

Bus passes are valid until 31 December 2017. You don't have to renew your card each year. We will contact you to let you know when it's time to renew your bus pass.

    Renewing your bus pass

Renew your bus pass online on the bus pass renewal website.


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