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Concessionary travel

If you were born before April 1950 you will become eligible for a concessionary bus pass at the age of 60.  If you were born after April 1950 eligible age will vary.  To check your state pensionable and your concessionary travel eligibility age, see the calculator on the Government website for guidance or email concessionary.fares@hants.gov.uk.

Please take a look at the HCC website for any further information.

We want you to enjoy the freedom of our bus network, so make sure you know how to get the best out of your pass.

These passes are not valid on the New Forest Tour.

Southampton City Council

Concessionary bus passes

If you have a Southampton older persons pass you can travel between 0900 and 2359 Monday to Friday (or any time at weekends) if your journey starts within the Southampton City area. 

If you are travelling outside of Southampton you can travel between 0930 until 2300 Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and Bank Holidays across the rest of England.

Disability bus passes

A disabled person's Southampton bus pass can be used between 0900 to 2359 Monday to Friday, and all day weekends and public holidays.

Hampshire County Council

Concessionary bus passes

If you have a Hampshire County Council older persons bus pass you can travel on buses in Hampshire (not Southampton) between 0930 and 2300 Monday to Friday, and all day at weekends and on Bank Holidays.

If a community has a bus between 9am and 9.29am and no further departure before 10.31, older persons passes will also be valid on that specific earlier service.

The Bluestar, Salisbury Reds and morebus services included in this are:
Bluestar 6: 0907 from Lyndhurst Park Hotel towards Lymington, 0927 from Totton Shopping Precinct towards Southampton
morebus 112: 0915 from Hythe Ferry
Salisbury Reds X7: 0919 West Wellow/Canada Corner towards Southampton.

Hampshire passes can be used in England outside of Hampshire from 0930 Monday to Friday and all day weekends and Bank Holidays.

Disability bus passes

If you live in Hampshire and are aged 5 or over and meet set disability criteria you are eligible for a disabled person's bus pass.

These passes are valid all day everyday for journeys starting within Hampshire (excluding Southampton).

Your pass can be used within Southampton from 0930 to 2300 Monday to Friday, and all day weekends and public holidays

all other English concessionary bus passes

All other English council passes can be used from 0930 to 2300 Monday to Friday and all day weekends and public holidays.

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