Bus passes

Free bus travel

Herefordshire Council offers some residents free travel on local bus services. Free bus travel with these passes is normally available between 9.30am and 11pm on Monday to Friday, and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays. You can travel:

  • Across Herefordshire and the rest of England
  • Between Herefordshire and places in Wales, provided that each bus journey starts or finishes in Herefordshire
  • Between Presteigne and Knighton in Powys

There are three types of bus pass available:

Older person's pass

Free bus travel is linked to the state pension age. You can get a bus pass for free travel when you reach the female state pension age (whether you're a man or a woman). This will change in the coming years to reflect the gradual change in pensionable age. You can check whether you are eligible for a free bus pass on GOV.UK.

Disabled person's bus pass

There is also a disabled person's bus pass available to Herefordshire residents with a permanent disability or with a disability that is expected to last at least one year. If you are unable to travel on a bus without the assistance of another person because of a disability, you can also apply for a companion pass.

Companion bus pass

Any Herefordshire resident who qualifies for a disabled person's bus pass on the grounds of disability, and because of that disability is unable to travel on a bus without the assistance of another person, can apply for a companion pass. The companion pass provides free travel on journeys that start in Herefordshire. Please note that your companion will not receive a separate pass and your companion cannot use your pass without you.