Free travel is available for all local residents over 60 and at pensionable age or registered disabled with a concessionary bus pass.
Free travel times
Free travel is available from 0930 Monday to Friday (0900 in Northumberland) and all day at weekends and on bank holidays.
In County Durham and Tees Valley concessionary pass holders can travel for just 50p a journey (30p in Tees Valley) before 0930 Monday to Friday. Elsewhere travel before 0930 Monday to Friday is usually charged at the normal adult fare. For more information click on your area below.
Using your pass is easier than ever
All of our buses are fitted with readers which check your pass automatically. Using your pass is really easy and there’s no fuss. Just put your pass on the reader, wait for the ticket to be issued and take a seat.
Getting your pass
Free concessionary passes are issued by local authorities. Contact your local authority to find out more and the rules around eligibility. For more information click on your area below.