What is the Freedom Pass and how can I get one?

There are two types of Freedom Passes; an Older Persons Pass and a Disabled Persons Pass. Both entitle the holder to travel for free on the majority of London's public transport, including some national rail services. For full details of where you can travel for free and certain exceptions please see London Council's page on Using the pass.

Disabled Persons Freedom Pass

To be eligible you must reside in London and have a Certificate of Visual Impairment (CVI). For details of other eligibility criteria please see the Disabled Persons Freedom Pass Eligibility page on the London Councils website.

Applications are made to your local council using a form provided by them. For a list of Borough Councils and their contact details please see the Apply for a Disabled Persons Freedom Pass page on the London Councils website.

Some councils issue discretionary disabled persons passes to people who do not fit the statutory eligibility criteria, for more information please contact your local council.

Carers for people with a disability are not eligible for a Freedom Pass.

Older Persons Feedom Pass

To be eligible for an Older Person Freedom Pass you must reside in London and fulfil the Age Criteria which can be checked with London Council's Eligibility Checker.

You can apply online or by post. For details on how to apply online and how ot obtain an application form please see the Older Persons Freedom Pass first time applications page on the London Councils website,

For further information about either passes please contact London Council's Freedom Pass team on:

For further assistance and support around freedom passes and other travel topics please contact our Helpline on:

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