Bus Passes

Last updated: 27/09/2019

Full details of who's eligible for each type of pass is given on the application forms. All applicants must live permanently in the West Berkshire area. Please note that:

  • people of eligible age qualify for a free National Off-Peak Bus Pass -  to find out if you can claim, use the State Pension Age calculator
  • any person with a disability who is at least five years old will be eligible for the Free National Off-Peak Bus Pass

Disabled Applicants should be of at least five years of age, and in one of the following categories:

  • is blind or partially sighted
  • is profoundly or severely deaf
  • is without speech, in any language (score of at least eight PIP points against 'communicating verbally')
  • has a disability, or has suffered an injury, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to walk. (score of at least eight PIP points against 'moving around')
  • does not have arms or has long-term loss of the use of both arms
  • has a learning disability which started before adulthood and qualifies the person for specialist services and special educational provision
  • would be refused a licence to drive a motor vehicle, on grounds other than persistent misuse of drugs and alcohol

What is a Free National Off-Peak Bus Pass?

The Free National Off-Peak Bus Pass will allow you to travel, without charge, on any registered local bus service in England at off-peak times (between 9:30am and 11pm Monday to Friday, all day on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays).    

Your pass is not valid on:

  • football services
  • long distance coach services
  • taxis
  • trams
  • trains
  • underground services
  • community car services
  • journeys in Scotland, Wales or Ireland

Who to contact

Contact Name
West Berkshire Council's Concessionary Fares Team
01635 519800

Where to go

Council Office
Market Street
RG14 5LD

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Thursday 8.30pm to 5.00 and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
Time of day

Other Details

West Berkshire Council do not promote or endorse any of the services listed in this Directory. For more information on this please read our disclaimer.

Back to top of page