Freedom Pass

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Benefits

You can travel for free or get discounts on a range of transport services across London.

Buses, trams and trains

Travel free any time on bus, tram, Tube, DLR, London Overground and TfL Rail.

We've changed the hours you can travel with your Older Person's Freedom Pass to reduce crowding on our services and help social distancing.  
 
You will only be able to travel on our services from 09:00, Monday to Friday. You can still travel at any time on weekends and bank holidays. 
 
If you have a Disabled Person's Freedom Pass, you can still travel at any time on our services. 

If you've previously had a Disabled Person's Freedom Pass and now have an Older Person's Freedom Pass, you may be eligible for a new Disabled Person's Freedom Pass if you can't avoid travelling before 09:00. Contact your borough to find out more.

On National Rail services in London, travel free after 9:30 weekdays, and any time on weekends and public holidays.

See where you can travel on the Freedom Pass map.

River services

Get a discount on your fare for some river services by showing your Freedom Pass when you buy your ticket.

Emirates Air Line

Get a discount on your fare for the Emirates Air Line by showing your Freedom Pass when you buy your ticket.

Can I get it?

You can get an Older Person's Freedom Pass if you meet the age requirement and live in a London borough. Check if you're eligible for an Older Person's Freedom Pass.

You can get a Disabled Person's Freedom Pass, if you have an eligible disability and live in London. Check if you're eligible for a Disabled Person's Freedom Pass.

How to apply

Apply to London Councils for your Freedom Pass:

How to use

Make sure you touch in at the start of your journey and touch out at the end on yellow card readers. You only need to touch in on buses and trams.

Using your Freedom Pass outside London

The rose symbol on your Freedom Pass means you can travel free on local buses all over England.

Use your Freedom Pass between 9:30 and 23:00 on weekdays and anytime on weekends and public holidays.

Using bus passes if you don't live in London

If you've got an English National Concessionary Scheme bus pass, issued by an English council outside of London, you can travel on our buses. Just show your pass to the driver.

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