The Freedom Pass gives free travel on most public transport in London 24 hours a day (after 9.30am on most National Rail services within the London area), including all day at weekends and on public holidays. This pass may also be used to travel on local bus services in the rest of England.
There are two types of Freedom Pass available, both are only available to people who are resident in London:
- Older Person’s Freedom Pass: For people over women’s pension age.
- Disabled Person’s Freedom Pass: For people with qualifying disabilities.
The Freedom Pass is paid for by your local council and the scheme is managed by London Councils on behalf of the London boroughs. If your Disabled Persons Freedom Pass was migrated onto an Older Persons Freedom Pass and you would like to swap it back to a Disabled Persons Freedom Pass, please contact the Accessible Transport Service [email protected] for advice.
- Older Persons Freedom Pass
You can apply for the Older Persons Freedom Pass if your sole or principal residence is in London and you meet the age requirements. The age limit is rising with women’s pension age. Check your eligibility.
How to apply
The application process is managed by London Councils. Apply for a Older Persons Freedom Pass.
- Disabled Persons Freedom Pass
You can apply for the Disabled Persons Freedom Pass if your sole or principal residence is in London and you have any of the statutory disabilities listed in the Transport Act 2000. Check your eligibility.
How to apply
Eligibility for the Disabled Persons Freedom Pass is assessed by your London Borough. If you are resident in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea you need to apply using one of the following guides:
For a physical disability download this guide and complete the form:
For a mental health disability download this guide and complete the form:
For a learning disability download this guide and complete the form:
Please return your completed form to:Accessible Transport Services
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Kensington Town Hall
Hornton Street, London W8 7NX
You can contact the Accessible Transport Team if you require assistance
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 020 7361 2390
- Lost, stolen, damaged or faulty passes
You can request a replacement Freedom Pass by:
- visiting London Council's Lost, stolen or damaged Freedom pass webpage
- calling the Freedom Pass helpline: 0300 330 1433 (local call rate, open Monday - Sunday 8am to 8pm)
- emailing [email protected]
Last updated: 21 December 2022