BUS PASSES – CONCESSIONARY TRAVEL

Contact information

Travelcard Office: Travelcard Office , Bristol City Council, PO Box 375, Bristol, BS99 7GX

Opening Hours : Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 6pm
Phone: 0117 922 2600

Email: Please put ‘Travelcard’ in the subject heading, and send your email to >> passenger.transport@bristol.gov.uk

Information below –  taken from: Bristol City Council website. 

Link : http://www.bristol.gov.uk/page/bus-passes-concessionary-travel

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All England Travelcards

There are three categories of All England Travel Cards:

  • Over 60s.
  • Blind and partially sighted.
  • Disabled people.
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Over 60s

(All England Travel Card, known locally as the Diamond Card)

Who can apply?

  • Persons living permanently within the Bristol City Council boundary.
  • People who are over the age of 60.

The Government has said that the qualifying age for concessionary bus travel will rise from 60 to 65 over a ten-year period, to tie in with the state pension age. For further details please see Changes to eligibility for Diamond Travelcard (pdf, 34 KB)(opens new window).

What travel is allowed?

Journeys starting within Bristol, BANES, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

You can use your Travelcard from 9am until 4am (following day) Monday to Friday and anytime on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.

Journeys starting anywhere in England

Free off-peak travel on local buses between 9.30am and 11pm Monday to Friday and anytime on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.

Please Note: The Bristol and Bath Open Top City Tours are not included in the All England Travelcard scheme.

How to apply

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Disabled persons under 60

(All England Travel Card, known locally as the Diamond Card)

You may be able to apply for a card if you fall under one of the below categories

  • Persons whose ability to walk is severely and permanently impaired or
  • Persons who have a learning disability or
  • Persons who are profoundly or severely deaf or
  • Persons who cannot speak or whose ability to speak is severely and permanently impaired or
  • Persons who cannot use both arms or
  • Persons who have a medical condition that is such that they would be barred by the Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency from holding a driving licence

What travel is allowed?

Journeys starting within Bristol, BANES, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

You can use your Travelcard from 9am until 4am (following day) Monday to Friday and anytime on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.

Journeys starting anywhere in England

Free off-peak travel on local buses between 9.30am and 11pm Monday to Friday and anytime on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.

Please Note: The Bristol and Bath Open Top City Tours are not included in the All England Travelcard scheme.

How to apply

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Companion entitlement

If you are unable to travel on public transport for the whole journey without help from a companion, your card can include companion entitlement.

Conditions

  • The applicant must be unable to walk to a bus stop, board and alight from a bus.
  • We need written confirmation that you need a companion’s assistance to travel from a GP (General Practitioner) or hospital consultant.
  • Free travel for the companion may not be available outside of Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset and North Somerset). Please check with the area you are travelling in.
  • It is not required that a companion accompanies the travelcard holder on every journey, but where the companion is travelling with the travelcard holder, it must be for the entire journey.

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Contact information

Travelcard Office: Travelcard Office , Bristol City Council, PO Box 375, Bristol, BS99 7GX

Opening Hours : Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 6pm
Phone: 0117 922 2600

Email: Please put ‘Travelcard’ in the subject heading, and send your email to >> passenger.transport@bristol.gov.uk

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