Apply for a disabled person's bus pass

Use this service to apply for a bus pass to travel for free if you:

  • are permanently disabled
  • have a disability that lasts at least 12 months (or likely to last at least 12 months)

Your form must be signed by a health professional, any charge for this would be for you to pay. 

Who can apply

You can apply if you are:

  • blind or partially sighted
  • profoundly or severely deaf
  • without speech
  • have a disability or have an injury which has 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
  • have been refused a driving license due to physical incapacity (this does not include refusal on grounds of drug or alcohol misuse)
  • are in receipt of Higher Rate Mobility for Disability Living Allowance (HRMCDLA)

The following are set by the government, under the Transport Act 2000.

How to apply

You'll need:

  • an email address
  • your National Insurance Number
  • current proof of eligibility
  • a passport-style photo

Your bus passes will be valid anywhere in England but except Dial-a-Rides and most coach services.

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If you cannot travel alone

If you're unable to travel alone due to your disability, you can apply for a disabled person's bus pass with companion entitlement.

A companion pass entitles the pass holder and one adult companion to travel free of charge on journeys starting in Buckinghamshire. They must travel together, getting on and off the bus at the same stops.

To apply you'll need to:

  • complete the paper application form
  • provide a letter from a health professional confirming that you can not travel without support

If you receive Personal Independence Payments (PIP)

You can also apply under your PIP requirements if you've scored 8 or more points for:

  • moving around and activities
  • communicating verbally

You'll need to send us the complete award letter that details how the award has been given.

When you can use your bus pass

Your bus pass can be used on journeys starting in Buckinghamshire from 9am to 11:59pm, Monday to Friday.

You can also use it anywhere in England:

  • from 9:30am to 11.00pm, Monday to Friday
  • all day at weekends and bank holidays

If your pass has been issued as a result of a visual impairment, you can use it on any journeys starting in Buckinghamshire at any time. Your pass will require the following symbol on it:

Visual impairment eye symbol

Between 1 April 2023 and 31 March 2025, holders of the Buckinghamshire Older Person and Disabled Bus Passes will be able to travel before 9am (Monday to Friday) for a reduced single fare of £1 on all journeys starting in Buckinghamshire.

This is a trial period and may be extended.

Renewing your bus pass

The expiry date will be 5 years from the start date of the bus pass.

Your pass will be valid until:

  • it passes its expiry date (shown on front of card)
  • the announcement of any alterations to scheme conditions

We do not send renewal reminders but you can renew your pass online.

Contact the bus pass team