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Freedom Pass for older people

Find out about free travel for people of pension age.

Your Freedom Pass is valid on all Transport for London buses (in the Greater London area) London Underground (the 'tube'), Overground and Docklands Light Railway network and London Trams from 9am on weekdays and at any time on weekends and bank holidays.

Your pass is also valid on local bus services run by other bus companies which are outside the TfL bus network.

Usually your pass will be valid Monday–Friday 9.30am–11pm and anytime at weekends and on public holidays.

You can travel in Standard Class on most local rail services in London, provided you travel at the following times:

  • Monday–Friday from 9.30am and until 4.30am the following morning

  • weekends and public holidays at any time.

Find out more about when and where you can use the pass

How to apply for a pass

You can apply for the Older Persons Freedom Pass online on the Freedom Pass website. 

If you don't have internet access at home you can use the computers and scanners at some local libraries. You will need to take your library card, a passport-sized photo and proof of identity and address to one of the following:

If you lose your pass

If you are aged 60 or over but you are not old enough to apply for an older persons freedom pass you should apply for a 60+ Oyster card.

A 60+ London Oyster photocard allows you to travel free on public transport in London from the age of 60 until you qualify for a Freedom Pass.

To be eligible for a 60+ London Oyster photocard, you must:

  • live in a London borough and
  • be aged 60 or over.

With a 60+ London Oyster photocard you'll be able to travel free on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and most National Rail services in London.

Watch this video, to help you look at free or cheaper travel options.

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