Make the most of life with your FREE* concessionary bus pass in South Yorkshire with First

Here are 5 reasons why your bus pass is amazing!

  1. It's completely FREE*
  2. There's a bus when you need it 
    First run over 500 buses across Sheffield, Doncaster and Rotherham which means your favourite shops and places are all in easy reach.
  3. Getting on the bus is easy 
    All of our buses offer low kerbside entry. Simply ask the driver to lower the floor and walk straight on.
  4. Clean and safe 
    Our fleet is checked daily to make sure it is clean, comfortable and safe, plus our buses come equipped with CCTV for extra security.
  5. Bus stops are closer than you think 
    Download the FREE First Bus app to your smartphone and see where your nearest bus stop is as well as seeing when the next bus is due.

What will you do with your FREE concessionary bus pass?

You have the freedom to travel around South Yorkshire for FREE between the hours of 9.30am and 11.00pm on weekdays and all day on weekends and Bank Holidays. Get busy with your diary and get your pass out today!

How do I qualify for a Senior Pass?

To qualify for a pass you need to be a resident of South Yorkshire and of eligible age.

If you are born after 5 April 1950 and before 6 October 1954 you will become eligible for concessionary travel at a date between your 60th and 66th birthdays. Your precise age of eligibility will depend on your individual date of birth.

Visit for full details, or call Traveline 01709 51 51 51.

If you were born on or after 6 October 1954 you will become eligible on your 66th birthday.

How do I get my pass?

You can apply online here :

Where can I use my pass?

Senior Pass (ENCTS) holders can travel free from 0930 to 2300 on weekdays, all day at weekends and on Bank Holidays:

  • on local bus services* and trams within South Yorkshire
  • in all other parts of England your pass entitles you to travel free on local bus services*

* Local bus services do not include booked excursions and long distance coach travel such as that provided by National Express or Megabus. They may also exclude some special services such as temporary shuttle bus.

Please note that if you travel without your pass you will be asked to pay the full adult fare.

Renewing or replacing your pass

The easiest and quickest way to renew or replace your Senior Pass is online.

Simply go to

Blind/Disabled Permit Holders

Free bus travel is available all day, every day.

A South Yorkshire mobility pass with the 'eye' symbol on is identified as a blind person's pass.

Travelling with a carer / companion

If you hold a South Yorkshire blind / disabled permit showing the companion symbol, then one companion is entitled to the same concession as the pass holder. You don't have to travel with the same companion every time you use our buses, but your companion does have to get on and off the bus at the same stop as you.