Apply for an older person's bus pass

You can get a bus pass to travel for free when you reach state pension age.

How to apply

You'll need:

  • an email address (if you're applying online)
  • your National Insurance Number
  • a passport-style photograph

Bus passes are valid anywhere in England.

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When you can use your 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 public holidays

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.

How long it's valid for

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

However, your pass will be valid until the:

  • expiry date shown on the front of your bus pass
  • announcement of any alterations to scheme conditions

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


By applying for a bus pass, we will need to collect and use personal information about you to produce and manage this bus pass. You have the right to request information about how we use your data and if you have any queries about how we might use your personal data contact us at [email protected] or by post at:

Buckinghamshire Council
Bus Pass Team
Walton Street Offices
Walton St
Aylesbury HP20 1UA

Contact the bus pass team