Older person's bus pass guide

When you can apply for and where you can use an older person's bus pass. How to apply for a pass, renew your pass or replace a damaged pass.


The English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) provides free off peak travel on scheduled bus services for older people.

When you can apply

You can get a bus pass when you reach State Pension Age.

Where you can use your bus pass

You can use your ‘NoWcard’ during off-peak hours anywhere in England, off peak hours are 9.30am to 11pm Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and on bank holidays.