Older or disabled Freedom Pass
- Live in London
- Meet the specific age criteria, or have an eligible disability
You can get a Freedom Pass to:
- Travel free on London's public transport, including National Rail (time restrictions apply)
English National Concessionary Pass
Can I get a Freedom Pass?
You can get a Freedom Pass if your only or main home is in a London borough and:
- You were 60 or older before 6 April 2010
- You turned 60 on or after 6 April 2010 and meet the new age criteria
- Or have an eligible disability
You can also get a Freedom Pass if you:
- Are blind or partially sighted
- Or are profoundly or severely deaf
- Or are without speech
- Or have a disability, or have suffered an injury which makes walking more difficult
- Or have no arms or have a long-term loss of the use of both arms
- Or have a learning disability
- Or have been refused a licence on the grounds of your disability
For further details about eligible disabilities see the freedompass website
How much do I save with a Freedom Pass?
- Travel free at any time by bus, Tube, DLR, tram, on London Overground and at certain times on National Rail services
- Pay half price on river services in London
- Take up to four under-11s with you for free on the Tube, DLR or London Overground
Freedom Pass map
Download the Freedom Pass map (PDF 45KB). It shows when you can use your pass on Tube, DLR, trams, London Overground and National Rail services.
National Rail services
Where and when you can travel free depends which line you're using. For full information visit the Freedom Pass website.
Freedom Passes are now accepted all day on London Overground services from Highbury & Islington to West Croydon/Crystal Palace/Clapham Junction. If you are using Southern Services between New Cross Gate and West Croydon/Crystal Palace, or between Peckham Rye and Queens Park Peckham or when using Southeastern services between Denmark Hill and Peckham Rye, then Freedom Passes are not accepted before 09:30.
You cannot use your Freedom Pass to travel on the Emirates Air Line however you can show your Freedom Pass to pay the discounted adult Boarding Pass fare.
For full information about other extensions and restrictions when travelling, visit the Freedom Pass website.
How do I apply for or renew a Freedom Pass?
Older person's Freedom Pass
You can fill in a form online or get one from your local Post Office.
Your local Post Office will check and send your form. You'll receive your pass in the post within 10 days.
If you live in Barking & Dagenham, Camden or Sutton, you must apply to your local council.
Disabled person's Freedom Pass
If you have a disability and believe you may be eligible for a Freedom Pass, please contact your local council.
If you're renewing you'll need:
- Your current pass
- And a passport-sized photo
- And proof of address
If you're applying for the first time you'll need:
- A passport-sized photo
- And proof of name
- And proof of age
- And proof of address
To find out more visit the Freedom Pass website.
How do I use my Freedom Pass?
Once you've got your pass you can start using it immediately.
Touching in and out
Make sure you touch your card on the yellow card readers. It's a bit different for each type of transport. Find out more about touching in and out.
Using your pass outside London
If you've got a rose symbol or a bus hologram on your pass you can use it on local buses all over England. You can use it between 09:30 and 23:00 on weekdays and at any time on weekends and public holidays.
Concessionary bus passes from outside London
If you've got a National Concessionary pass from an English council outside London you can use it at any time on buses in London displaying this symbol.
On buses not showing this sign check with the driver - most will let you travel free between 09:30 and 23:00 on weekdays and at any time on weekends and public holidays.
You'll need to show your pass to the driver.
No one else can use your pass. You can't use it on Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground or National Rail services.