As from 1st April 2008 qualifying permanent residents of will be able to travel free (off peak times) on local buses anywhere in England (subject to national scheme restrictions). Off peak is between the hours of 9.30 am and 11.00 pm weekdays. There are no restrictions on weekends or Bank Holidays.
If you do not already have a Concessionary Travel bus pass and you meet the criteria below, you can apply for a pass now.
You will be eligible for a national bus pass if:
- you are female and have reached the state retirement age
- You are male and have reached the retirement age of a female born on the same date.
Or, you are below pensionable age and you fall into one of the following categories:
- you are blind or partially sighted
- you are profoundly or severely deaf
- you are without speech or hearing
- you are without arms or have lost the use of both arms
- you have a learning disability
- you have been, or could be refused a driving licence for medical reasons
- you have a disability or have suffered an injury, which has a substantial and long term affect on your ability to walk (which is at a comparable level to that required to claim the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance)
- you are receiving the higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance or the War Pensioners Mobility Supplement
Hot to get a travel card
You will need to apply for your travel card from you local authority.
Apply for a Bournemouth Travel Card. Read the Bournemouth FAQs.
Apply for a Poole Travel Card. Read the Poole FAQs.
Apply for a Dorset Travel Card. Read the Dorset FAQs.