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Freedom Pass - Older people

DescriptionA freedom pass gives you free travel on buses, tube, trains, trams, and DLR services in London and free travel on local bus services anywhere in England. The scheme is paid for by the council and coordinated by London Councils.

To apply for an older persons' Freedom Pass, you can get an application form from your local Post Office. You need to show proof of address, name and age when you return the form to the Post Office. To find your nearest Post Office branch telephone the Post Office helpline on 03457 22 33 44 or visit the Post Office website.

PLEASE NOTE: If your freedom pass expires on 31 March 2015, London Councils will send a letter explaining how to renew your pass. You can either renew it online or by post using a paper form enclosed with the letter. From 31 March 2015 it will no longer be possible to renew by phone or at the post office.

Visit the Freedom Pass website.

Visit the council's freedom pass pages.

Telephone number0300 330 1433 (Freedom Pass helpline)
EligibilityFrom 6 April 2010 the age at which older people become eligible for free travel has been later than their 60th birthday. For more information see the main website link above.
CostsNo charge.

Record last updated: 08 December 2014