Freedom Pass eligibility

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.

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Using your Freedom Pass

Using your Freedom Pass is straightforward. You don’t have to take it out of its wallet or insert it into any machines.

Card readerOn the gates at most stations and when boarding buses you will see a yellow circle which is a card reader. Keep your pass in its wallet and then touch the pass flat onto the yellow card reader.

  • When travelling on Underground and train services you will need to touch your card on the reader when entering and exiting stations
  • On buses, trams and Docklands Light Railway you will only need to touch your card on the reader when boarding
  • On buses with more than one entry door, e.g. bendy buses, you must touch your card on a reader at the earliest opportunity.