Apply For A Bus Pass
People who have reached state pension age and people with certain disabilities can apply for a free bus pass
Who can have a free bus pass?
People whose main home is in Bournemouth and who:
or have one or more of the following disabilities:
- blind or partially sighted
- profoundly or severely deaf
- without speech
- a disability which has a substantial or long-term effect on your ability to walk
- don’t have arms or have lost the use of both arms long term
- learning disability or can’t get a driving licence due to medical reasons
The information we need when you apply
- A recent passport sized photograph
- Proof of identity (e.g. birth certificate, passport, repeat prescription or driving licence)
- Your national insurance number
- If you are applying for a bus pass because you are disabled, we need evidence to show you qualify for a pass
- If you need a companion pass, we need to see a letter from your GP to say you aren't able to travel alone
How much does a bus pass cost?
The bus pass is free, but you’ll need to pay to get a passport photo as we don’t provide these.
We can take photographs at the Town Hall for a charge of £2.
How long do bus passes last?
Bus passes can last from 1 year to 5 years.
If you have a bus pass due to a medical reason and is a ‘reduced term pass’ the expiry date may be the same as the date on the evidence you gave us when you applied.
I don’t live in Bournemouth, can I apply?
No. You have to apply to your own council to get a bus pass. We only deal with applications from people who live in Bournemouth.
If you have a second home in Bournemouth, please apply to the council where your main home is.