Concessionary Fares

English National Concessionary Travel Scheme

Free bus passes for senior and disabled people

A national scheme that allows concessionary bus pass holders to travel for free on local buses anywhere in England between the hours of 9.30am to 11pm on weekdays and at any time at the weekend and on bank holidays.

The passes are available free to people aged over 60* and for people with disabilities and can be obtained from Surrey County Council. For full details see the Surrey County Council website:

Free bus passes for senior and disabled people

* To qualify for a senior bus pass the age of eligibility is now a woman’s pension age for both men and women. Please see the Surrey County Council age check.

If you find it impossible to travel on your own you can apply for a Companion Permit. It enables both you and a companion to travel at half fare. If you think you qualify for a companion permit please contact your local Social Services.



Disabled Person's Railcard  If you are a disabled person, you can save 1/3 on most Standard and First Class rail fares for you and one adult travelling with you. A Disabled Person's Railcard costs £20 for a year or £54 for 3 years.

A Disabled Person's Railcard cannot be issued at stations. Use the link for full details of how to apply or use the following numbers:

Helpline: 0845 605 0525       Textphone: 0845 601 0132

All the following cards can be purchased online, at stations or by calling National Rail Enquiries on: 08457 48 49 50

Various other railcards are available and most give 1/3 off rail fares at a cost of £30 a year or £70 for 3 years:

16 to 25 Railcard  For those aged between 16 and 25 plus those who are 26+ and in full time education.

Senior Railcard For those age over 60.

Family & Friends Railcard Up to 4 adults and 4 children (aged 5-15 years) can travel together. Adults save 1/3 and children 60%

Two Together Two named people travelling together aged 16 or over can save 1/3.

Network Railcard Up to 4 adults and 4 children (aged 5 to 15 years) can travel together in the Network Railcard Area, which covers South East England. Adults save 1/3 and children 60%

For full information on each card click the links above or or go via the Railcard website.

Travelling in London

Transport for London issues a one day travel card or a three day travel card that can be used on the Tube, DLR, buses and Trams, where your Travelcard includes Zone 3, 4, 5 or 6. It can also be used on National Rail (excluding Heathrow Connect between Hayes & Harlington and Heathrow and on Heathrow Express). You can also travel on scheduled Riverboat services at 1/3 off the normal fare - just show your Travelcard at the time of travel.

Regular visitors to London would benefit from an Oyster card. Single fares on an Oyster card are cheaper than cash single fares. In addition, if you make several journeys on the same day using Oyster single fares to pay as you go in zones 1-6, you will never pay more than the equivalent Day Travelcard price.

For more information visit the Transport for London website.

National Express

Senior Coachcard - costing £10 a year (plus £2 p&p) people aged 60 over can save 1/3 off standard coach fares.

Disabled Coachcard - costing £10 a year (plus £2 p&p) registered diabled people can save 1/3 off standard coach fares.

Family Coachcard - costing £8 a year (plus £2 p&p) one child travels free with one full fare paying adult or else £16: two children travel free with two full fare paying adults.

Young Person's Coachcard - costing £10 a year (plus £2 p&p) for everyone aged 16-26 and full-time students, offering 1/3 off travel. A 3-year version costs £25.

For more information please visit the National Express website.

For more information on the Wheels 2 Work moped loan scheme please look in 'Transport for Young People'

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