Freedom Pass for older people

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Service summary

Freedom Pass is provided by Redbridge Council to give older people free travel on almost all public transport in London.

To apply for an older persons freedom pass fill in the application form on the London Councils website and take your application to a London Post Office. For more information, contact the freedom pass helpline (Open Monday-Sunday 8am-8pm).

What is a Freedom Pass for older people?

The Freedom Pass enables you to travel for free within the Freedom Pass boundary on London's public transport. This includes buses, tubes, National Rail, Docklands Light Railway and trams. It can also be used outside London on local bus services in England.

Am I eligible?

If your sole or principal residence is in Redbridge and you were born on or before 5 April 1950 you can already apply for a Freedom Pass to help you get around London. People who reach the age of 60 after 6 April 2010 will get their pass later than their 60th birthday.This will align with forthcoming changes in the State Pension age.

How do I apply?

Complete an application form by visiting the Post Office or downloading an older persons application form and take this to your local Post Office.

For lost, stolen and faulty Freedom Passes please contact 020 7934 9666.

Further information

The page was last updated on 14 September 2020

Main address

London Councils

Main telephone

08452 757054

Organisation email