Travel free on public transport in London, including most National Rail services.
You may be eligible for a Freedom Pass if you:
Get more information from the Freedom Pass website.
If you have a Freedom Pass, you can travel free on most public transport services in London, including National Rail, although time restrictions apply. Find out more about National Rail restrictions.
You may be eligible for a Freedom Pass if you're:
Find out more about the Disabled persons Freedom Pass.
You can travel free at any time using your Freedom Pass on:
You can also travel free at any time on some National Rail services in London:
You can travel free from 09:30* on weekdays and any time on weekends and public holidays on most National Rail services in London. This includes the following routes which run parallel to London Overground and TfL Rail:
(*travel free from 09:00 on Southern services between Clapham Junction and Harrow & Wealdstone for older person's Freedom Pass; travel free at any time for disabled person's Freedom Pass)
Freedom Passes are not valid on the following services:
Freedom Passes are not valid for first class travel.
Where and when you can travel free depends on which line you're using. Full information about this and other extensions and restrictions when travelling is on the Freedom Pass website.
Find out where you can use your pass on Tube, DLR, trams, London Overground, TfL Rail and National Rail services.
Show your Freedom Pass to pay a discounted fare on some river services. Check with the operator for the level of discount.
Show your Freedom Pass to pay the discounted adult-rate Boarding Pass fare.
How to apply for a Freedom Pass
You can apply for an older person's Freedom Pass online or by completing a paper application form available from your local borough.
If you live in Camden, you must apply to your local council for an older person's Freedom Pass.
If you had a 60+ London Oyster photocard and agreed to us sharing your data with London Councils when you applied, London Councils will send you a letter asking you to confirm your name and address.
Once London Councils has received confirmation and agreed you meet the eligibility criteria they will issue you with an older persons Freedom Pass. You do not need to re-apply or send them a new photo.
If you have a disability and think you may be eligible for a Freedom Pass, please contact your local council. Find out about a disabled person's Freedom Pass.
If you're applying for the first time, you'll need:
Once you've got your Freedom Pass you can start using it immediately.
Although it's a bit different for each type of transport, you should still use your Freedom Pass like an ordinary Oyster card and touch in and out on the yellow card readers.
If you've got a rose symbol on your Freedom Pass, you can use it to travel free on local buses all over England. You can use it between 09:30 and 23:00 on weekdays and at any time on weekends and public holidays.
If you're from outside London and have a bus pass issued by another English council, you can use it, at any time, to travel free on buses displaying the red roundel.
You should show your pass to the driver; at the moment they can't be read by the yellow card readers. If the bus you're on doesn't display the red roundel, check with the driver if you can use it; most will let you travel free between 09:30 and 23:00 on weekdays, and at any time on weekends and public holidays.
English National Concessionary Passes issued by English councils outside London can't be used on Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail or National Rail services.