Apply for a concessionary travel pass

Check your eligibility

To apply for a concessionary travel pass from us you need to live in Nottinghamshire.

If you live in Nottingham City please visit the city council's Citycard web pages.


You no longer receive a pass automatically at the age of 60. The age of qualification is the same for men and women and is linked to the state pension age for women, which is currently being increased to reach 66 by 2020. 

To see when you will qualify for a free pass on age grounds, look at the state pension age calculator on the GOV.UK website. When using this calculator, you will only need to supply your date of birth as the age of qualification is the same for men and women.


You are eligible for a disabled person's pass if you:

  • are blind or partially sighted
  • are profoundly or severely deaf
  • are without speech
  • have a disability, or have suffered an injury, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on your ability to walk
  • do not have arms or have long term loss of the use of both arms
  • have a learning disability - a state of arrested or incomplete development of mind which includes significant impairment of intelligence and social functioning, or
  • would have an application to drive a motor vehicle refused due to your disability.


If you are  a disabled person, you may be able to apply for a pass which also allows a companion to travel with you.

In order to qualify for a pass with companion's entitlement you must be unable to board public transport without assistance and meet at least one of the qualifying criteria below:

  • be blind
  • have a severe walking disability
  • have a severe learning disability.

Please note: If you are the disabled pass-holder you can enjoy free off-peak travel on local buses anywhere in England. Your companion is only entitled to free travel for journeys starting in Nottinghamshire. Free companion travel for journeys starting outside of Nottinghamshire is not included.


You will need to complete and return one of these application forms:

Before applying for a Disabled Person's Pass, please read the document Eligibility and support document required for application [PDF].

If you are unable to print out a form, copies can also be picked up from:

  • district council offices
  • libraries
  • customer service points
  • bus stations.

When you return the form you will need to include

  • proof of age
  • proof of identity
  • proof of disability (if applicable)
  • proof of residency.


  • passport-sized photo

Send completed forms to:

Transport and Travel Services
PO Box 1889

Please note

  • we do not offer a 'while you wait' service at this address
  • please supply copies of documents - do not send original documents.

More information

For further information or help filling out the form, contact out Customer Service Centre on 0300 500 80 80.

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