Older people's travel pass (Freedom Pass)
The older people's travel pass, known as the freedom pass gives you free travel on buses, tube, trains, Docklands Light Railway and trams in London.
Who can get the older people's freedom pass?
A change in legislation means that from 6 April 2010 the age at which older people become eligible for free travel will be later than their 60th birthday. You can go to the freedom pass website for a useful calculator and table showing when people born after 6 April 1950 become eligible.
Applicants to the scheme must be living in the borough at the time of making their application and on issue of their pass.
How much does the freedom pass cost?
There is no cost to the user, but the applicant has to provide two passport-sized photographs with their application.
If the pass is used for a journey on national rail to travel beyond the Greater London area, then the extra onward cost of the journey must be paid before boarding the train.
Applying for a freedom pass
You can apply for a freedom pass at your local post office.
The Yellow Pages website has a list of local post offices.
For further information about freedom passes, including information on which transport services you can use, visit the freedom pass website.
You can also find further information in the document a guide to the concessionary fares scheme.