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Older person's bus pass

Older people are eligible for a free bus pass.

Where and when you can use your bus pass

An older person's bus pass provides free travel on local buses anywhere in England. This is from 9:30am to 11pm on weekdays, and all day at weekends and on bank holidays.

Applying, renewing or replacing 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:

Or visit a library:

Northamptonshire Libraries and opening times

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

  • current driving licence
  • current passport
  • birth certificate
  • medical card
  • pension service award letter
  • any other proof of your birth date

You will also 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.

Lost or stolen bus pass

If your pass is lost or stolen, please call us on 0300 126 7000.

Why information is on a different website
We are in the process of adding information to this new unitary council website. Some pages will give you a link back to a previous council website to help you find what you need. Read more about the council changes.
Last updated 22 March 2022