Do over 60s get free travel in London?
If you are aged 60 or over and live in a London borough you can get free travel on buses, tube, Docklands Light Railway, trams and most National Rail trains in London. Depending on your age, you will need to apply for either a 60+ London
If you live in London, you can travel free on buses, tubes and other transport when you're 60, but only within London. In Wales you can get a bus pass when you reach 60.
Older People are entitled to a Freedom Pass at the age they become eligible for a state pension, 65 at present. However in London from the age of 60, you can pay £20 for a 60+ Oyster Card. See TFL website to apply online or for help call tel. 0343 222 1234.
What age do you get a Freedom Pass? If you were aged 60 or over on the 6th of April 2010 then you automatically qualify for a Freedom Pass. However, as the pension age has moved to 66, the eligibility age for a Freedom Pass has increased to be in line with that.
Londoners aged 60 and over are eligible for a Freedom Pass, which provides free travel on public transportation, including buses, trams, and trains, within London. This initiative is aimed at supporting older residents and encouraging them to remain active and engaged in their communities.
In the UK, everyone over the age of 60 gets free prescriptions and NHS eye tests. You can also get free NHS dental treatment if you're over 60 and claiming pension guarantee credits or other benefits if you're under state pension age.
Using the pass
The pass allows free travel on buses, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and most National Rail services in London. Pass holders also get a discounted fare on River services and the Emirates Air Line. 60+ Oyster pass holders are not entitled to free travel on services outside of London.
60+ London Oyster photocard
This allows you to travel for free on most public transport in London. You can apply from two weeks before your 60th birthday.
If you're 60 or over and live in a London borough, you can get free travel on our transport services with an Oyster photocard.
In June 2019, we introduced a new requirement that all applicants must supply a scanned image of their passport details page (the page with your photograph and passport number) as part of the online application process for a 60+ Oyster photocard.
What age is free on London trains?
All trains in UK
Most UK Train Operating Companies (TOCs) let you bring up to two children under the age of five with you for free, as long as they're travelling with at least one paying adult.
Travel free on bus, tram, Tube, DLR, London Overground and Elizabeth line. You can travel free on TfL services with your Older Person's Freedom Pass from 09:00 weekdays and anytime at weekends and on bank holidays. If you have a Disabled Person's Freedom Pass, you can still travel at any time on our services.
To get started, first download the Freedom app via Google Play. Once you install it, log in with your Freedom account email and password. Your Android device will then be added to your account. The Freedom for Android app works by blocking both phone apps and websites of your choice.
This photocard gives people aged 66 or over or who have a disability: free travel on bus, tram, Tube, DLR, London Overground and TfL Rail.
You need to pay £7 for an Oyster card. Oyster cards aren't accepted at stations between Reading and Iver.
TfL's decision to charge 60+ Oyster card holders £10 annually to prove they still reside in London has caused a stir, as one user branded it a “scam.” Ghanashyam Master told MyLondon he now has to pay £20 to get a new card after he failed to pay the £10 fee by 16 October.
Free NHS eye tests, dental checks & prescriptions
You may be entitled to free NHS eye tests, dental checks and prescriptions. Visit the NHS website or talk to your healthcare advisor to find out more about the discounts you can benefit from.
The age you're considered a senior citizen depends on the benefits you're looking to enjoy. For instance, in the UK, seniors are considered to be 60 years and above to receive assistance with health costs. Seniors aged 60 years and above can get eye tests and free prescriptions.
For example, it may be possible for the individual to move to a smaller or shared room in order to cover the shortfall. In other cases, there will be no alternative than for the elderly person to move to a care home that will be fully covered by their personal budget from the council.
To be eligible for a free older person's bus pass in England, you must have reached the State Pension age, which is currently 66 for both men and women. In Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, you are eligible to apply for a bus pass from the age of 60.
How do you get senior discount on tube?
Get 1/3 discount on off-peak pay as you go travel. Add your discount to an Oyster card. You can also buy discounted Off-Peak Day Travelcards to travel: At any time on weekends and public holidays.
Travelling with children
Children under five travel free with a fare-paying adult. If your child is under 11, they can travel free on: Buses and trams. Tube, DLR, London Overground, Elizabeth line and some National Rail services.
If you are aged 60 or over, you are entitled to free bus travel across Scotland and reduced fares on coaches, trains and the Subway in the Strathclyde area.
Up to four children under 11 travel free with a fare-paying adult. Your child doesn't need a photocard to: Travel free on buses and trams (unless they look older than 10)
You can apply for one of these through the Senior Railcard website. You'll need a valid passport or UK driving licence for ID. You can also apply in person at some of the UK's most staffed railway stations.