Enjoy free bus travel forever with a Senior Bus Pass!

Whether you're catching up with old friends at Gunwharf, or spending time with the grandkids at Lee-on-the-Solent, if you're eligible for a state pension, you qualify for free bus travel across Hampshire and England through the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme. 

With a Senior Bus Pass, you can enjoy unlimited free bus rides every weekday from 9:30am (9am within the Portsmouth City boundary) onwards, all day on weekends and public holidays too. You could meet up with friends for a coffee or catch up with your family, head to the shops or explore some of the local museums - you can do more of what you love whilst spending less. 

So what are you waiting for? Start making memories to last a lifetime with your free Senior Bus Pass.

Click here to apply today via Portsmouth City Council

Click here to apply today via Hampshire County Council

Looking for more inspiration? Click here for places to visit across our network.

Got a destination in mind but not sure what bus to catch? Use our online Journey Planner by clicking here or download the First Bus App by clicking here.

Here's everything you need to know

Am I eligible?

If you qualify for a state pension and are a permanent resident of either Portsmouth or in Hampshire, you can apply for a Senior Bus Pass.

How do I apply?

Click on the below links depending on where you live:



How do I use my pass?

Simply tap, beep, then take a seat!
1. Tap your pass onto the ticket machine as you board.
2. Wait for the beep from the ticket machine.
3. Take a seat on the bus.

What if my pass doesn't work?
You can still travel - your driver will record your pass manually and issue you with a ticket for your journey.

Need more information?

Click on the below links depending on where you live to find out more about the benefits, other ways to apply, and terms and conditions. 



From 1st November 2022 all Concessionary and Disabled pass holders will be able to travel after 9.00am Monday to Friday and at all times during the weekend, and anyone in receipt of a hospital appointment letter can travel at any time (this is a 6 month trial for hospital appointments) within the Portsmouth local authority administrative boundary.