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Concessionary Travel Pass

Concessionary Travel Pass

You can use your Welsh Concessionary Bus Pass on all local bus services in Wales. You cannot use your Welsh pass for travel in England and you cannot use your English pass for travel in Wales.

Please be aware that your concessionary pass cannot be used on coach services such as National Express or Megabus. National Express do offer a Senior Coachcard for people over 60, which you can find more details here by clicking here.

 

 

Changes to Concessionary Travel Pass

From Wednesday 11th September, Transport for Wales are working with all Welsh local councils and Welsh Government to roll out new-style Concessionary Travel Cards by the end of December 2019. These cards will replace the current green 'bus passes' across Wales.

Residents are advised to apply for their new-style card in plenty of time before the end of the year to ensure they can continue to receive the benefits of concessionary travel. The old-style cards will not be recognised by electronic readers on buses after 31 December 2019.

The new-style cards offer the same free travel rights and benefits as the current cards. The new cards are designed so that they can work as part of an integrated travel network in the future.  

Residents are encouraged to apply online or ask a friend, family member or someone they trust to apply online on their behalf.

You will need the following information to apply for your pass:

  • Long digit card number printed on the front of your green bus pass
  • Your date of birth
  • The postcode your current card is registered to
  • Your national insurance number

If you need any help with your application, please call the support team on 0300 303 4240. They will be able to answer your queries and point you in the right direction for further support. Please be aware that you will not be able to apply over the phone.

Further information is available here.

 

 

Please see the links below for information on concessionary passes from the following local councils:

Blaenau-Gwent

Bridgend

Caerphilly

Cardiff

Carmarthenshire

Ceredigion

Conwy

Denbighshire

Flintshire

Gwynedd

Isle of Anglesey

Merthyr Tydfil

Neath Port Talbot

Newport

Pembrokeshire

Powys

Rhondda Cynon Taf

Swansea

Torfaen

Vale of Glamorgan

Wrexham

 

If you wish to see more information regarding the concessionary travel pass, please see the Welsh Government website here.

Please see below for information on concessionary passes from operators across Wales.

 

Arriva Midlands

If you live in Wales, over 60s and disabled people can travel free on local buses in Wales with a Concessionary Bus Pass at any time - there are no time restrictions. People living in Wales can also use their passes to travel free on cross-boundary journeys in and out of England, providing the journey starts or finishes in Wales.

Transport for Wales

If you have a Concessionary Travel Pass from a Welsh Local Authority, you can travel for free on many Transport for Wales trains. 

You can travel between:

Wrexham – Hawarden Bridge


Machynlleth – Pwllheli (Cambrian Coast line) – October to March only


Llandudno – Blaenau Ffestiniog (Conwy Valley line)


Shrewsbury and Llanelli/Swansea (Heart of Wales Line) – October - March only


You will need to get a free ticket from the ticket office before you travel or from a Conductor on the train if there is no ticket office.

You will also get 1/3 off tickets to travel on the Cardiff and Valley network after 09:30 Monday - Friday and any time at weekends and bank holidays.

For more information, please visit the Transport for Wales website.

James Bevan

755 & 761 Passengers can go as far as Chepstow on an English pass. Welsh passengers can travel from Chepstow (755) as far as Lydney (Where the route terminates) or Beachley (761) they cannot transfer to another service England to England only England back into wales.

Sargeant

With concessionary travel across the border we allow Powys issued passes to travel on our 461 service to Hereford and Herefordshire passes to travel to Llandrindod Wells.

Stagecoach

You can travel for free on all local bus services anywhere in Wales. You can also use it on some Stagecoach journeys across the border into England:

 

between Hereford and Pontrilas on routes X3 and X4

between Hereford and Harewood Turn on route 39

between Bristol and Aust on route X14

between Redbrook and Bigsweir Bridge on route 69

 

Additionally, if you are resident in the following areas, you (and your companion, where applicable) will be entitled to free travel from 0900 on Mondays to Fridays locally within the listed areas, and for cross boundary journeys into Wales providing your journey either starts or ends in Bristol or South Gloucestershire, and no change of bus is required.  Further onward travel (i.e., to Newport or Cardiff) will necessitate the payment of the equivalent single or concessionary single fare. These enhancements are available on route X14 to pass holders from the four authorities listed below only:

 

South Gloucestershire

Bristol City

Bath & North East Somerset

North Somerset

 

The only concession available to those from outside Wales (other than with a Herefordshire pass) is the Daily or Weekly Network Rider.

 

Only Herefordshire pass holders can travel cross boundary. They can therefore travel free from Hereford to Pontrilas but will have to pay from Pontrilas to Abergavenny.