If you were born after 5 November 1953, check the age at which you become eligible by using the government’s GOV.UK state pension age checker which will also tell you when you will become eligible for a bus pass.
Please note that until November 2018 a man may be eligible before he reaches retirement age. This is due to the way in which the government is equalising pension ages for men and women.
The bus pass can be used for free off-peak bus travel in England.
If your main home is outside Warwickshire then you are not eligible for a Warwickshire bus pass.
How to apply
The earliest you can apply for a bus pass is two weeks before you become eligible. Please note that passes are posted out via Royal Mail and can take up to two weeks to arrive.
To apply you will need to provide documents proving your age and your address.
|Date of birth||Address|
|Driving licence||Driving licence|
|Passport||Council Tax bill – current tax year|
|EU National Identity Card||Gas or electricity bill – less than three months old|
|Optical or medical prescription||Landline telephone bill – less than three months old|
|Birth certificate in current name||Water bill – less than three months old|
|Birth certificate in previous name, plus proof of name change||Official receipt for rent, or tenancy agreement – less than three months old|
|NHS medical card|
We do not accept bank statements. This evidence must be your residential address.
We cannot accept a postal-only, or a business addresses. Please contact us if you cannot provide one of the above.
If you are eligible you should receive your bus pass within two weeks of making your application. There is no charge for a bus pass when you apply for the first time.
If your bus pass does not arrive, then you must notify us and request a replacement within four weeks of your request, otherwise you will be changed for a replacement.
You can visit one of our one stop shops to complete your application in person.
You do not need to complete a form if you are applying in person. We will complete your application during your visit and take your photograph free of charge. You will need to bring documents proving your age and your address (table above).
If you are unable to apply in person, you can apply by post by completing the application form.
Please send the application form, a passport photo and photocopies of the relevant evidence to:
Customer Service Centre
Warwickshire County Council
Please do not send originals as we cannot accept responsibility for their safe return.