You must live in South Yorkshire and be of an eligible age, which is equivalent to the female state pensionable age as defined by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). To find out when you are eligible for concessionary travel:
Our priority is to protect the safety of both our customers and our staff in these uncertain times. In order to be able to maintain a customer contact service our Traveline team will shortly be moving to more remote working, this means we will be unable to receive and process postal or drop box paper application forms for our concessionary passes at this time. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
You can still apply online which we aim to get delivered to you in 11 days, we’ll continue to monitor the situation and provide updates when we can.
When will I receive my pass?
We aim to dispatch your pass within 11 days of receiving your completed online application.
If you apply by paper we aim to dispatch your pass within 25 days of receiving your completed application form.
It will be valid for five years from the date on which the card is produced. Your pass will be posted to your home address which must be within South Yorkshire.
Pass holders can travel between 0930 and 2300 on weekdays and at any time during the weekend and on Bank Holidays:
for free on local bus services* and trams within South Yorkshire during the times/days outlined above.
for half-fare travel between stations on the South Yorkshire rail network between 9.30am and 11pm Monday to Friday and at any time at weekends and on Bank Holidays.
This applies only to South Yorkshire residents. Please note regarding 'half fare': for Northern trains scheduled to depart between 1601 and 1829 on weekdays, the Senior Pass fare is half of the Peak Fare for the journey being made.
In all other parts of England, South Yorkshire passes can be used for free travel on bus services between 0930 and 2300 weekdays and all day weekends and Bank Holidays. *
*Local bus services do not include booked excursions and long distance coach travel such as that provided by National Express or Megabus. They may also exclude some special services such as temporary shuttle bus.