Passes and permits

Passes and permits

There are many passes that can help with travel. Freedom Passes give older and disabled people free travel on buses and London public transport, and Blue Badge permits allow disabled drivers to park more easily. Disabled and older people can also get discounted travel, for example with a railcard for train travel, or using the taxi-card scheme, or others. Some people may also be able to get free road tax.

 

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  • Blue Badge Scheme

    Customer Centre, Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PU

    Telephone: 020 8871 8871

    Description: A permanently and substantially disabled person who has difficulty with mobility can apply for a blue badge to display either in their car, or in a car that they will be a passenger in, which allows parking in disabled parking bays and on yellow lines for a limited period.

  • Bus and Tram Discount Card

    Telephone: 0343 222 1234 (Oyster helpline), 0800 112 3456 (Oyster helpline textphone)

    Description: People who are between 18 and 60, living in London and receiving certain benefits can get a bus and tram discount card from Transport for London (TfL).

  • Disabled Parking Bays

    Telephone: 020 8871 8871

    Description: Where there are extreme parking difficulties it may be possible to have a special parking bay installed for a disabled 'blue badge' holder.

  • Disabled Persons Railcard

    Disabled Persons Railcard Office, PO Box 6613, Arbroath, DD11 9AN

    Telephone: 0345 605 0525

    Description: If you have a disability that makes travelling by train difficult you might qualify for the Disabled Persons Railcard.

  • Driving licences, disabilities and older people

    Description: If you want to find out about driving with a disability or renewing your licence if you're 70 or over, you can find out more on the GOV.

  • Freedom Pass - Disabled people

    Customer Centre, Town Hall Extension, Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PU

    Telephone: 020 8871 8871

    Description: Freedom Passes for disabled people provide free travel at any time on London's buses, tube, trams and Docklands Light Railway, as well as free off-peak travel on National Rail services within the freedom pass area.

  • Freedom Pass - Older people

    Telephone: 0300 330 1433 (Freedom Pass helpline)

    Description: A freedom pass gives you free travel at any time on buses, tube, trains, trams, DLR and London Overground services in London.

  • Railcards for older and disabled people

    Description: There are discounts and concessions available for older and disabled people who travel by train, including railcards and Freedom Passes.

  • Road Tax exemption

    Description: You don't have to pay vehicle tax on some types of vehicle, such as a vehicle used by a disabled person.

  • Taxi Card

    Customer Service Centre, Town Hall Extension, Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PU

    Telephone: 020 7934 9791

    Description: Taxicard is a scheme that offers subsidised door-to-door transport for people who have serious mobility impairment and difficulty using public transport.