Bus passes for older people

What does it do?

A free bus pass entitles the passholder to free off-peak travel on local bus services across England between 9.30am and 11.00pm, Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and bank holidays. As a general rule, the bus pass does not entitle you to free travel on scheduled coach services, ferries, trains, trams or community transport schemes, although some exceptions do apply.

Who it is for?

The scheme provides free off-peak travel on local bus services across England for older people and people with disabilities.You are eligible for a free bus pass if you are resident in Kent and if:
You are of State Pensionable age - for both men and women, the age at which you become eligible is tied to changes in the State Pension age for women.

Or have one of the following disabilities:

are blind or partially sighted
are profoundly or severely deaf
are without speech
have a disability, or have suffered an injury, which has a substantial and long-term effect on your ability to walk
do not have arms or have long-term loss of the use of both arms
have a learning disability.

Where it is available?

Local service (Gravesham, Maidstone, Swale, Thanet, Tonbridge & Malling, Tunbridge Wells, Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Dover, Sevenoaks, Shepway).

How to access or apply for it:

You can apply for your Bus Pass by providing your details over the telephone before sending your proofs of eligibility and photograph to KCC.  Please telephone 08458 247 802 between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

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Info last updated:

06/03/2012