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National Bus Pass

National Bus Pass

Bus passes for free travel are available to older people or those with certain disabilities.

A pass entitles the holder to free off-peak travel on registered local buses anywhere in England. A registered local bus is a timetabled bus service that is open to the general public.

Apply for a bus pass

You can apply online for a bus pass or complete a paper application.

You will need to provide us with evidence of where you live and as well as a passport-style photograph.

If you are applying as an older person you will need to provide us with evidence of your age.

If you are applying for a bus pass based on disability (and you are not eligible for a pass based on your age), you will need to provide us with proof of your disability.

You can submit your application up to 30 days before the date you become eligible and you will receive your pass on or around this date.

Apply for a bus pass now


Using your bus pass

How, when, and where you can use your pass.

Bus pass renewals

What happens when your pass is due to expire.

Replacement passes and updating your details

How to get a replacement pass and what to do if you move house.

The Devon Companion Bus Pass

Apply for a Companion Pass if you have a severe disability and need the assistance of a traveling companion.


Read the general terms and conditions of the issue of National Bus Passes by Devon County Council.

Our 2019 Scheme Document contains full details of the Devon County Council Concessionary Travel Scheme.

General Data Protection Regulations Notice for transport coordination