Older person's bus pass

Older people are eligible for a free bus pass. See the eligibility dates table below to find out when you are eligible.

Where and when can I use my bus pass?

An older person's bus pass will allow you free travel on local buses anywhere in England from 9.30am to 11.00pm, and all day at weekends and on bank holidays.

How do I apply for an older person's bus pass?

You can apply for, renew or replace an older person's bus pass up to 2 weeks before the date you become eligible.

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Help with applying

If you need further assistance with your application, visit any Northamptonshire library where library staff will be able to assist you.

You will need to bring the following evidence to the library with you:

Evidence that you reside in Northamptonshire
​Proof of age
​Household bill or bank statement which has your name and address on (preferably no more than three months old)​Any of the following:

  • Driving licence
  • Passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Medical card
  • Pension Service award letter
  • Any other proof of your birth date

Eligibility dates for an older person's bus pass

If you were born before 6 April 1950 you were eligible for an older person’s bus pass from your 60th birthday.

If you were born after 5 April 1950 please refer to the following table:

Date of birthDate eligibility for free bus pass reached
​6 April 1950 to 5 May 1950​6 May 2010
​6 May 1950 to 5 June 1950​6 July 2010
​6 June 1950 to 5 July 1950​6 September 2010
​6 July 1950 to 5 August 1950​6 November 2010
​6 August 1950 to 5 September 1950​6 January 2011
​6 September 1950 to 5 October 1950​6 March 2011
​6 October 1950 to 5 November 1950​6 May 2011
​6 November 1950 to 5 December 1950​6 July 2011
​6 December 1950 to 5 January 1951​6 September 2011
​6 January 1951 to 5 February 1951​6 November 2011
​6 February 1951 to 5 March 1951​6 January 2012
​6 March 1951 to 5 April 1951​6 March 2012
​6 April 1951 to 5 May 1951​6 May 2012
​6 May 1951 to 5 June 1951​6 July 2012
​6 June 1951 to 5 July 1951​6 September 2012
​6 July 1951 to 5 August 1951​6 November 2012
​6 August 1951 to 5 September 1951​6 January 2013
​6 September 1951 to 5 October 1951​6 March 2013
​6 November 1951 to 5 December 1951​6 July 2013
​6 December 1951 to 5 January 1952​6 September 2013
​6 January 1952 to 5 February 1952​6 November 2013
​6 February 1952 to 5 March 1952​6 January 2014
​6 March 1952 to 5 April 1952​6 March 2014
​6 April 1952 to 5 May 1952​6 May 2014
​6 May 1952 to 5 June 1952​6 July 2014
​6 June 1952 to 5 July 1952​6 September 2014
​6 July 1952 to 5 August 1952​6 November 2014
​6 August 1952 to 5 September 1952​6 January 2015
​6 September 1952 to 5 October 1952​6 March 2015
​6 October 1952 to 5 November 1952​6 May 2015
​6 November 1952 to 5 December 1952​6 July 2015
​6 December 1952 to 5 January 1953​6 September 2015
​6 January 1953 to 5 February 1953​6 November 2015
​6 February 1953 to 5 March 1953​6 January 2016
​6 March 1953 to 5 April 1953​6 March 2016
​6 April 1953 to 5 May 1953​6 July 2016
​6 May 1953 to 5 June 1953​6 November 2016
​6 June 1953 to 5 July 1953​6 March 2017
​6 July 1953 to 5 August 1953​6 July 2017
​6 August 1953 to 5 September 1953​6 November 2017
​6 September 1953 to 5 October 1953​6 March 2018
​6 October 1953 to 5 November 1953​6 July 2018
​6 November 1953 to 5 December 1953​6 November 2018
​6 December 1953 to 5 January 1954​6 March 2019
​6 January 1954 to 5 February 1954​6 May 2019
​6 February 1954 to 5 March 1954​6 July 2019
​6 March 1954 to 5 April 1954​6 September 2019
​6 April 1954 to 5 May 1954​6 November 2019
​6 May 1954 to 5 June 1954​6 January 2019
​6 June 1954 to 5 July 1954​6 March 2020
​6 July 1954 to 5 August 1954​6 May 2020
​6 August 1954 to 5 September 1954​6 July 2020
​6 September 1954 to 5 October 1954​6 September 2020
​6 October 1954 to 5 April 1968​66th birthday

What do I do if my bus pass is lost or stolen?

If your pass is lost or stolen, please visit any Northamptonshire library and staff will be able to assist you.

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