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Apply for a disabled person's bus pass

Concessionary travel is available for disabled people to travel for free or at a reduced rate on local bus services in Leicester, Leicestershire and throughout England.

Using your bus pass

You can use your pass at off-peak times for free travel:

  • Monday to Friday: 9.30am - 11pm
  • Weekends: All day
  • Bank holidays

Leicester Park and Ride services

There is a reduced fare of £1 per day for pass holders at these times:

  • After 9.30 am on Monday to Friday
  • Any time on Saturday

Who can apply

You can apply for a disabled person's bus pass if you live in Leicestershire and you meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • You're blind or partially sighted
  • You're profoundly or severely deaf 
  • You're without speech or have severe communication difficulty
  • You're without the use of both arms
  • You've a learning disability
  • You're likely to be refused a driving licence for medical reasons
  • You've a permanent severe walking difficulty

You may automatically qualify for a disabled person's bus pass if you receive any of these benefits: 

  • Higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for being unable to walk more than 50 metres or being unable to communicate without help
  • War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement
  • Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) award
  • Blue Badge (Disabled Person’s Parking Permit) issued by Leicestershire county council 

You need to be receiving these benefits for at least 12 months and you need to provide your award letter as proof of receiving these benefits.


Disabled persons bus pass application form    Opens new window

Please complete the application form and return it along with a photograph and evidence of your disability as listed on the application form to:

Disabled Persons Travel Scheme
County Hall

BSL video: Getting a bus pass

British Sign Language video telling you how to get, renew and use a bus pass if you live in Leicestershire (duration 2:33).

Getting a bus pass in British Sign Language

Renewing a bus pass

In most cases you won't need to renew your bus pass.

We'll renew it automatically and send your new one in the post at least 3 weeks before your current one runs out.

However, if you have a disabled person’s bus pass on the grounds of severe walking disability or because you're likely to be refused a driving licence on medical grounds, you will need to re-apply for your pass and we'll send you an application form at least 4 weeks before the expiry date.

Changes to personal details

Please tell customer services of any changes to your name or address.

Telephone: 0116 305 0002

Leicester City resident

If you live in Leicester you will need to apply for a concessionary travel pass from Leicester City Council.

Leicester City Council concessionary travel

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