Apply for a Disabled Person's Travel Pass

Travel passes are issued free of charge by Travel South Yorkshire and entitle the holder to free travel within South Yorkshire on:

  • local bus services, trams and trains
  • Northern Rail services between South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire
  • buses throughout England at off-peak times. (These are between 9.30am and 11pm weekdays, all day at weekends and on Bank Holidays)

Who can apply

If you live in South Yorkshire, you may qualify for a pass if you:

  • are blind or partially-sighted
  • are deaf or without speech
  • have a disability which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on your ability to walk
  • do not have arms or have long-term loss of the use of your arms
  • have a learning disability, or
  • have been or would be refused a driver’s licence on medical grounds (other than on the grounds of persistent misuse of drugs and alcohol).
Travelling with a carer

If you qualify for a Travel Pass and are in receipt of:

  • Higher rate care component of Disability Living Allowance with some mobility ie low-rate mobility
  • PIP Enhanced daily living and in receipt of 4 points for either moving around or planning and following a journey
  • Higher rate Attendance Allowance

Your Travel pass will allow one carer to travel with you for free.

How to apply

If you receive one of the following, you will automatically qualify for a Disabled Pass and can apply direct to Travel South Yorkshire.

  • Higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP) with an award of at least 8 points in either Moving Around or Communicating Verbally
  • War Pensioner’s mobility supplement

If you don’t automatically qualify for a Disabled Pass, we can carry out a further assessment of your needs. If you can prove you meet additional criteria we'll issue you a letter that will entitle you to a Disabled Pass.

Providing your National Insurance Number

As part of assessing your needs, we will ask for your National Insurance Number to check whether you receive any of the qualifying benefits.  If you do, you may be automatically eligible for a Travel Pass. 

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