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Enjoy great days out without spending a penny

Care-free, car-free travel with a concessionary bus pass

If you live in Gloucestershire and have reached the state pension age or have a certain disability, you quality for a free concessionary bus pass. 

Your concessionary bus pass makes it easy to get out and about, to meet friends or head to the shops. Plus, with fuel prices at a high, travelling by bus is much better for your wallet too. 


Apply for your free bus pass with Gloucestershire County Council




Where can I travel with my free bus pass? 

With a concessionary bus pass, you can enjoy free travel on local Stagecoach bus services in Gloucestershire, as well as the rest of England.

Bus passes are valid from 09:30 - 23:00 on weekdays and anytime on weekends and bank holidays.

If you fancy a day out, why not travel by bus to Gloucester Quays, with great shops and restaurants, there will be plenty to keep you busy. Or head into Gloucester City Centre and enjoy a walk around the historic Cathedral. 

If you'd like to travel further afield, we also offer onward bus travel to Cheltenham, Stroud and the Forest of Dean. 

Plan your journey by bus

Cleaning the busTravel with confidence


We want to reassure you that we're still working hard to keep you safe so that everyone can travel with confidence.

We're sticking to our daily cleans and enhanced cleaning throughout the day, focusing on the parts of the bus that you're most likely to touch. 

Our drivers also make regular checks of their vehicle to remove any litter that's been left behind and open windows to help with ventilation. 



Why should I travel by bus?

Save those pennies
With fuel prices on the increase, there's never been a better time to make the most of a free concessionary bus pass, it's free on all local bus services.

Couple walking hand in hand


Feel part of the community

Catching the bus is a great way to re-connect with the community. Meet up with a friend or get chatting with someone new.


Get your steps in by walking to the bus stop

The simple act of walking to the bus stop can help you to achieve half of the Government's recommended 30 minutes of exercise per day.

Travelling by bus is better for you wallet and your health!


Apply for your free bus pass with Gloucestershire County Council



How do I apply for a free concessionary bus pass?
If you are a Gloucestershire resident, you can apply for your first concessionary bus pass online on their website.  Gloucestershire libraries can also assist with renewing bus passes, or if your previous pass has been lost or stolen.
How do I know if I am eligible for a free bus pass?
You qualify for a bus pass if you've reached the pensionable age applicable to a woman, irrespective of if you are male or female. You can calculate your state pension age on the Government website.
How do I use my free bus pass?
Simply scan your bus pass on the card reader as you board a Stagecoach bus. 
Which services can I use my free bus pass on?
Your concessionary bus pass is valid on all local bus services in England from 09:30am until 11pm weekdays and at any time on weekends and bank holidays. 


You can view more FAQs on Gloucestershire County Council's website

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