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Rediscover your freedom with a Welsh Concessionary Travel Card
Whether you're catching up with old friends at Swansea Marina, or spending time with the grandkids at Plantasia, rediscover your freedom and enjoy free bus travel across Wales with the Welsh Concessionary Travel Card.
Using your Welsh Concessionary Travel Card
- As you board the bus, simply hold your pass against the ticket machine. Please make sure you remove it from your purse or wallet first as any contactless bank cards could interfere with the reader!
- Wait for the beep.
- Show your card to the driver to confirm you're the authorised holder.
- Take your seat on the bus.
- Enjoy your freedom.
Discover great local attractions by bus
Glyn Vivian Art Gallery - Swansea's local art gallery and centre of excellence for visual arts. Home to exhibitions, collaborations and socially engaged projects and supporting emerging and established local artists.
Catch all services to Swansea Bus Station to get there or put this postcode into the planner on our website or on our app: SA1 5DZ
National Waterfront Museum - This museum tells the story of industry in Wales, now and over the last 300 years. Discover the history of transport in the listed warehouse linked to the modern slate and glass buildings.
Catch all services to Swansea Bus Station to get there or put this postcode into the planner on our website or on our app: SA1 3RD
Margam Country Park - Dominated by the 19th century Tudor Manor and set in 1,000 acres of glorious parkland, the Country Park offers, beauty, history, wildlife (thanks to the wild deer!) and a wide range of family attractions.
Catch the X1 service to get there or put this postcode into the planner on our website or on our app: SA13 2TJ
Plantasia - A giant tree entrance leads you into a real rainforest zoo on our doorstep in the heart of Swansea City Centre - home to Wales' only Crocodile Feeding experience. You can even come face to face with pythons and tarantulas and dare to climb high in the canopy with the parrots!
Catch services 6, 31, 33, 38 & X1 to get there or put this postcode into the planner on our website or on our app: SA1 2AL
Wales Millennium Centre - Home to the National Orchestra and one of the largest stages in Europe. Hosting shows and events, along with producing their own to showcase Welsh talent.
Catch service X2 to get there or put this postcode into the planner on our website or on our app: CF10 5AL
Swansea Arena - Hosting up to 200 performances a year across music, comedy, theatre and e-sports plus conferences and graduations. The Arena sits as the crowning jewel in a new 1.1 acre coastal park and is sorrounded by independent restaurants and cafes.
Catch all services to Swansea Bus Station to get there or put this postcode into the planner on our website or on our app: SA1 3BX
Welsh Concessionary Travel Card FAQs
Cards are usable on all of our services, any time of day. Our longer distance Cymru Clipper services and seasonal Cymru Coaster services are also included.
Anyone that lives in Wales can apply up to 14 days before their 60th birthday. Those with certain disabilities are also eligible, regardless of age, as long as their primary residence is in Wales.
To view the full eligiblity criteria and apply for your pass, please visit the Transport for Wales website. It only takes 10 minutes but you will need to supply your National Insurance number, a recent council tax bill, a digital passport-style photo of yourself and proof of age. If applying for a Disabled Person's pass, you will also have to supply documentation as proof of your disability.
You might be contacted for more information following your application. If you do not have a phone number or email address, then a friend or relative can apply on your behalf. If this is not possible then you should get in touch with your local council by visiting their local office, a library or community hub.
If you think your Welsh Concessionary Travel Card is broken, then you should get in touch with Transport for Wales. You can reach them by email at email@example.com or by phone on 03003 034 240.
If you damage or lose your card, the quickest and easiest way to request a replacement is by logging into your account on the Transport for Wales website or by calling 03003 034 240. You can also visit your local council office, a library or community hub for support.