Help with more affordable transport

Both the government and transport providers have schemes to make transport cheaper. If you're an older person or a disabled person, you should be able to travel on buses for free. If you're looking to save on trains, see what you can save using a Railcard. 

Free bus passes

In England you can get a free bus pass when you reach the State Pension age.

Apply for an older person’s bus pass.

In England you can get a free bus pass if you’re disabled.

Apply for a disabled person’s bus pass.


If you live in Yorkshire and want to travel but there is limited accessibile transport in your area, AccessBus provides a dial in door-to-door local transport service for anyone.

The AccessBus service in Yorkshire is free to anyone with free bus passes like older people and disabled people. Otherwise there is a flat fare of £3.

Find out more about how to use AccessBus.


You can get up to a third off train fares with a railcard in Great Britain, saving up to £142 a year on average.

Save one third on rail journeys with a railcard. 

Jobcentre Plus railcard

You may be eligible for a Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card if you’re on Universal Credit.

A Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card can save you 50% off train travel. 

To get a Jobcentre Plus railcard, apply at your local Jobcentre Plus.