Community transport

Information on accessible community transport for older people and those with disabilities.

Freedom Pass

A Freedom Pass gives older and disabled Londoners free travel on almost all public transport in London.

Freedom passThe older person's Freedom Pass gives free travel on most public transport in London 24 hours a day (after 9.30am on most National Rail services within the London area), and all day at weekends and public holidays. This pass may also be used to travel on local bus services in the rest of England.

For detailed information about the Freedom Pass and using it visit

Are you eligible? 

A change in the law means the age at which older people become eligible for a free travel pass will be later than their 60th birthday. You can check the date you'll be eligible by entering your birth date at the London Councils website.

Check eligibility for a Freedom Pass

If you're a current Freedom Pass holder or hold a disabled Freedom Pass you're not affected by this change.

Applying for or renewing your pass

You can apply for, or renew, an older person's Freedom Pass online by visiting the London Councils website.

Apply for or renew your pass

You'll need the following documents to support your application:

  • proof of your name and age
  • proof of your address
  • one colour passport-sized photograph

If you're unable to apply online, call the Hillingdon Social Care Direct team on 01895 556633.

    Disabled Person's Freedom Pass

    People with disabilities are also entitled to a Freedom Pass and should complete and return a Disabled Person's Freedom Pass application form [146KB]  or contact Social Services at the Civic Centre for help or further details on 01895 556633.

    Note: you're only allowed to hold one Freedom Pass at any one time.

    Visit the London Councils website to renew your Freedom Pass.

    Change of address

    All change of addresses have to be submitted with proof of address via the post directly to London Councils who manage the Freedom Pass database.

    Pass holders are advised to ring 0300 330 1433, and they in turn will notify us.

    Lost, stolen, damaged or faulty passes?

    Contact the Freedom Pass helpline: 0300 330 1433 (local call rate, open Monday to Sunday, 8am to 8pm) or email

    Freedom Pass holders who lose or damage their passes will be charged £12 for replacements.

    The Freedom Pass is paid for by your local council and the scheme is managed by London Councils on behalf of the London boroughs.

    Page last updated: 09 Sep 2021