Concessionary bus passes

English National Concessionary Travel Scheme Passes are available for residents of Somerset who are of pensionable age or eligible because of a disability.

The pass allows you to travel free on buses in every area of England within certain time restrictions – which are different in different counties.

In Somerset your pass is valid from 9.30am to 11pm Monday to Friday and any time on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

You can find information about the scheme and how to apply on the Concessionary bus pass page on the Somerset Council website. This page includes information about how to use your pass, updating concessionary bus pass details and applying for a replacement pass if yours is damaged, lost or stolen.


National Railcards can give you up to a third off the price of a train ticket, so if you use trains often it can mean a huge saving.

Senior Railcard
If you are 60 or over, a Senior Railcard gives you discounted rail travel. You can buy these online, provided you have a valid UK passport or driving licence as a way of proving your age.

You can find more information on the Senior Railcard website

Disabled Persons Railcard
If you are disabled and find rail travel difficult, this gives you discounted fares. If you have a hearing or sight loss, or if you have epilepsy or receive a benefit related to a disability, you may also qualify.

As well as a discount for yourself, another person who travels with you can get the same discount.

You can find more information on the Disabled Persons Railcard website

Useful contacts and information

National Railcards
National Railcards, PO Box 11638, Laurencekirk, AB30 9AJ
Phone 08448 714 036
Railcard website

Disabled Persons Railcard
Disabled Persons Railcard Office, PO Box 6613, Arbroath
DD11 9AN
Phone 0345 605 0525
Minicom/Textphone 0345 601 0132

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Last reviewed: October 30, 2023 by Paul

Next review due: April 30, 2024

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