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Eligibility checker

To have an Older Person's pass you must meet the age criteria. You can calculate your eligible date using our Eligibilty checker.

Please enter your date of birth:

In order to be eligible for an older persons Freedom Pass you must:

  • Have your sole or principal residence in London


  • Meet the age requirement.


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Your London home needs to be your 'sole' or 'principal' residence, which means you live there most of the time. You also need to be able to provide proof of address. Check what proof is acceptable.

If you are not sure which borough you live in, enter your postcode into the postcode checker.

If you work or study in London but do not live in London you are not eligible for a Freedom Pass.

If you move out of London you are no longer eligible for a Freedom Pass. You may be eligible for a concessionary fares pass from your new local authority, which will still allow you to travel for free on London buses.


The eligibility age is rising in line with the women’s state pension age. People born on or after 6 October 1954 will have to wait until they are 66 years old to be eligible for a Freedom Pass. You can find out whether you are eligible for a Freedom Pass by entering your date of birth into the eligibility calculator above.

If you meet the age requirement you will be eligible for an older persons Freedom Pass regardless of whether or not you are working.