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Travelling by Bus or Coach

Local Buses

For information about buses in York please go to  iTravel York.

Getting a Bus Pass

Bus passes are available to York residents who reach eligible age or those with qualifying disabilities. Bus pass holders are entitled to free local travel throughout England, subject to peak-hour time restrictions.

To check if you are of an eligible age for an older person’s bus pass please go to the City of York Council Older Persons Bus Pass webpage. Once you reach an eligible age, you can apply for an older person's bus pass for free local travel throughout England, subject to peak-hour time restrictions. 

Once you reach eligible age, you can apply for an older person’s bus pass for free local travel throughout England, subject to peak-hour time restrictions.

If you click on the apply for an older person’s bus pass link you will be able to apply online for an older person's bus pass, including the documents you will need to have to hand to apply online. 

For more information about when and where you can use your pass, visit the City of York Council website.

Disabled Persons Bus Pass

You can apply for a disabled persons bus pass in person at City of York Council Customer Centre at West Offices, Station Rise, York. Further information about the disabled persons bus pass is available at the City of York Council website, including: 

  • Which documents you will need to bring with you when you apply for your disabled bus pass.
  • How to apply for a disabled bus pass on line.
  • Applying for a disabled bus pass by post.
  • Using your disabled bus pass.
  • Renewing your disabled bus pass.
  • How to replace a lost or stolen bus passes.

Companion Entitlement

For people with more severe disabilities, your bus pass can include a 'companion' who can travel with you free of charge throughout York and North Yorkshire. The companion entitlement is also valid on cross-boundary journeys between York and other areas of Yorkshire and the Humber,such as the East Riding of Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Hull. This means, for example,your companion can travel free between York and Leeds, but not on local journeys within Leeds.

Further information about companion entitlement is available at the City of York Council website

Blind Persons Bus Pass

If you have ticked that you are registered blind (severely sight impaired) then you can apply for a Blind Persons Bus Pass, offering free travel in the York area at any time of day.

Visit the City of York Council website to find out more about:

  • What the blind bus pass offers
  • How to apply in person.
  • How to apply by post.
  • How to replace a lost or stolen pass

Discount Coach Cards

National Express offer Disabled Coach Cards where you can save 1/3 on their standard and fully flexible fares any time. For up to date details of current price and savings visit the National Express website. There are no restrictions on peak and off peak travel times, so you can travel when it suits you and your plans.

Please visit the National Express website for more information about:

  • Discounted coach travel for registered disabled customers
  • How much will you save
  • Accessible coaches.
  • Senior Coach Card
  • Year round savings
  • How to buy a senior card



Last reviewed: 05/09/2018

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