From 6 April 2010, the Government changed the age of eligibility for concessionary travel. This will rise gradually from 60 to 65 over the next 10 years, in line with the changes to the state pension age for women.
This change will affect anyone applying for any type of concessionary travel whose 60th birthday falls on or after this date. Anyone who already has either a bus pass, railcard, local transport tokens or is already 60, will not be affected.
As the changes are being introduced in stages, the date you will become eligible for concessionary travel will depend on the month you were born. If you were born after 5th April 1955, you will not be eligible for a pass until you turn 65.
|Date of birth||Date eligible for bus pass|
|5 April 1950 and before||Date of 60th birthday|
|6 April - 5 May 1950||6 May 2010|
|6 May - 5 June 1950||6 July 2010|
|6 June - 5 July 1950||6 September 2010|
|6 July - 5 August 1950||6 November 2010|
|6 August - 5 September 1950||6 January 2011|
|6 September - 5 October 1950||6 March 2011|
|6 October - 5 November 1950||6 May 2011|
|6 November - 5 December 1950||6 July 2011|
|6 December 1950 - 5 January 1951||6 September 2011|
If you are approaching your 60th birthday, you can find out when you will become eligible for a pass by looking at our full age of eligibility table which is available as a download to the right of the page.
- [PDF] Age of eligibility table (57kb)