Concessionary passes are managed by Local Authorities.

Time restrictions temporarily relaxed for Concessionary Travelcards

To assist travel to and from vaccination centres, time restrictions on the use of concessionary bus passes have been relaxed.

This means that passes are valid at all times from Monday, 25 January 2021, to Friday, 18 June 2021, in Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

If you’re of pensionable age, or have a qualifying disability, you’re entitled to free off-peak travel on local buses anywhere in England.

Frequently asked questions

  • Please note that concessionary bus passes are not valid on the A1 Airport Flyer.

    Bristol concessionary travel card holders can use their card from/to any bus stop on the A2 service, including to/from Bristol Airport.

  • Yes. English concessionary bus passes (‘older person’s’ and ‘disabled person’s’) are accepted on all metrobus services.

    There’s no need for a separate ticket, just present your pass to the driver as you do on a regular bus.

    You can use your pass to travel on any metrobus service Monday to Friday from 09:00 – 04:00 the next day and any time on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

  • Yes, all Park & Ride locations accept concessionary travelcards passes after 9am from Monday to Friday and all day Saturday. This includes all Bristol P&R i.e. Portway, Brislington and Long Ashton; as well as on Bath Park & Ride services on Sunday.