Bus, coach and train fares

There are special rates for bus, coach and train travel for eligible older people and people with disabilities.

People of State Pension age in England, people aged over 60 in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and eligible disabled people can apply for a bus pass. This gives you a reduced price, or often free travel, on local buses. There may also be local support towards taxi costs. For details, contact your local council by visiting gov.uk if you live in England, cosla.gov.uk if you live in Scotland, or wlga.wales if you live in Wales. You can also ask at your local bus or coach station.

You may also be able to save up to a third on rail fares with a Disabled Person’s Railcard or a Senior Railcard (for people aged over 60). Check at your local train station for details, or visit the National Rail website.

In Northern Ireland, people with a disability and people aged over 60 may be able to get reduced cost rail fares. Check at your local bus, coach or train station for details. Or you can call Translink on 028 9066 6630 or visit their website here.

For more information, visit gov.uk if you live in England, Scotland or Wales, or nidirect.gov.uk if you live in Northern Ireland. You can also contact a welfare rights adviser.

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Car and driving costs

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