Apply for an older person's bus pass

How to apply for concessionary travel if you are at an eligible age.

Check if you are eligible for an older person's bus pass

An older person's bus pass gives free off-peak (9 am to midnight within Oxfordshire) travel on local buses.


The age of eligibility for an older person's bus pass is now equal to the pensionable age for women, whether you are male or female. Between April 2010 and November 2018 this will increase from 60 to 65. To check your eligibility before you apply you can use this online calculator.

Not eligible

You are not eligible for a bus pass if:

  • your main residence is outside Oxfordshire or you have a second home in Oxfordshire which you do not occupy permanently
  • you have a visa limiting your stay in the UK, or you have no recourse to public funds.