English National Concessionary Passes
We accept concessionary passes from all over England with the English Rose in the left corner. Passengers holding passes from other parts of the UK (Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland) are not valid and will continue to pay a full adult fare.
- Passes (except all day versions) are valid from 09:30 – 23:00 Monday to Friday and all day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
- Only English passes, with the rose, are valid for free travel
Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole Connect Passes which clearly show all day local have no restrictions and are accepted at any time. Companion (C+) passes allow for a second person to travel free with the card holder.
Just Beep and Take a Seat
Place your pass on the target at the top of the machine.
Wait for the beep and then take a seat.
Your concessionary pass is a smartcard which can be used on our ticket machines – instead of showing the pass to the driver you now just beep and take a seat.
Please note: If for any reason your pass doesn’t beep please show it to the driver to verify.