To be eligible for an older person's bus pass, you must:
Use the following state pension calculator to check whether you qualify, and remember to tick the female box, even if you are male:
You will need to provide documentary evidence [22kb] and include this with your application.
Before applying online, please ensure you have the following to hand otherwise you will not be able to apply online:
You need to have your existing bus pass to hand in order to renew it online.
If you need any help applying for your bus pass, our web chat service is available during office hours from the right hand side of this page. If you are unable to apply online, you can visit one of these locations to make an application in person.
If you have lost your pass, there will be a charge of £5 for a replacement. If your pass has been stolen, and you have a crime reference number from the Police, we can issue your pass free of charge.
Use our online service to create an account, and when prompted, choose the "Replace" option.
If you move away from North Yorkshire, you must return your pass and apply for a pass from your new local authority. If you move to another part of North Yorkshire, you should advise us of any change of address. If the pass holder dies, please return the pass to us.
In North Yorkshire and York you can use your pass on local bus services from 9am until 6am (the following morning). Some services allow you to use your pass before 9am. You can travel free across the rest of England between 9:30am and 11pm on Monday to Friday, and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.
You can use the pass on all registered local bus services in England with the following exceptions:
Use of your bus pass is subject to terms and conditions [40kb].