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Concessionary Travel Pass

Concessionary Travel Pass

You can use your Welsh Concessionary Bus Pass on all local bus services in Wales. You cannot use your Welsh pass for travel in England and you cannot use your English pass for travel in Wales.

Please be aware that your concessionary pass cannot be used on coach services such as National Express or Megabus. National Express do offer a Senior Coachcard for people over 60, which you can find more details here by clicking here.

The scheme is currently run by local authorities. If you wish to apply for a concessionary pass, please contact your local authority who will be able to provide you with a pass should you be eligible.

Please see the links below for information on concessionary passes from the following local councils:

Isle of Anglesey
Merthyr Tydfil
Neath Port Talbot
Rhondda Cynon Taf
Vale of Glamorgan

If you wish to see more information regarding the concessionary travel pass, please see the Welsh Government website here.

Please see below for information on concessionary passes from operators across Wales.

Arriva Midlands

With a Welsh concessionary pass you can travel in Wales but unfortunately not into England. It will allow you travel to the boarded but you would need to pay once over the boarded.

Arriva Trains Wales - Conwy Valley Line

Travel with a concessionary pass is still free on the Conwy Valley Line. However, tickets for this with your travel pass should be gained at the station or on the train and are not available online.  This may lead to the website showing a price.

The concessionary travel for this line will cease at the end of the franchise on October 13th 2018.

James Bevan

755 & 761 Passengers can go as far as Chepstow on an English pass. Welsh passengers can travel from Chepstow (755) as far as Lydney (Where the route terminates) or Beachley (761) they cannot transfer to another service England to England only England back into wales.


With concessionary travel across the border we allow Powys issued passes to travel on our 461 service to Hereford and Herefordshire passes to travel to Llandrindod Wells.


They are valid on the following Stagecoach in South Wales services between the stated points ONLY:


between Hereford and Pontrilas on routes X3 and X4

between Hereford and Harewood Turn on route 39

between Bristol and Aust on route X14

between Redbrook and Bigsweir Bridge on route 69


Additionally, if you are resident in the following areas, you (and your companion, where applicable) will be entitled to free travel from 0900 on Mondays to Fridays locally within the listed areas, and for cross boundary journeys into Wales providing your journey either starts or ends in Bristol or South Gloucestershire, and no change of bus is required.  Further onward travel (i.e., to Newport or Cardiff) will necessitate the payment of the equivalent single or concessionary single fare. These enhancements are available on route X14 to pass holders from the four authorities listed below only:


South Gloucestershire

Bristol City

Bath & North East Somerset

North Somerset


The only concession available to those from outside Wales (other than with a Herefordshire pass) is the Daily or Weekly Network Rider.


Only Herefordshire pass holders can travel cross boundary. They can therefore travel free from Hereford to Pontrilas but will have to pay (if the driver is on the ball) from Pontrilas to Abergavenny.


Arriva Trains Wales
Holders of Concessionary Travel Passes issued by Welsh local authorities are able to travel for free on any Arriva Trains Wales route on the following schemes:

Wrexham – Hawarden Bridge

Cambrian Coast (Machynlleth – Pwllheli)

Conwy Valley Line

Heart of Wales

This scheme will run until October 2018. For more information on this, please visit the Arriva Trains Wales website here.