Lewisham Council - Freedom Pass for older people

Freedom Pass for older people

Your Freedom Pass is valid on all Transport for London buses (in the Greater London area) London Underground (the 'tube'), Overground and Docklands Light Railway network and London Trams at any time of day or night.

Your pass is also valid on local bus services run by other bus companies which are outside the TfL bus network. Usually your pass will be valid Monday–Friday 9.30am–11pm and anytime at weekends and on public holidays.

You can also travel in Standard Class on most local rail services in London, provided you travel at the following times:

  • Monday–Friday from 9.30am and until 4.30am the following morning
  • weekends and public holidays at any time.

Find out more about when and where you can use the pass

How to apply for a pass

You can apply for the Older Persons Freedom Pass online via the Freedom Pass website. 

If you don't have internet access at home you can use the computers and scanners at some local libraries. You will need to take your library card, a Passport-sized photo and proof of identity and address to one of the following:

If you are unable to apply online, you can pick up a paper application form, which you will need to complete and return via post. Application forms can be picked up from all Lewisham libraries and from the Customer Service centre reception in Laurence House.

  • You will need to provide proof of your identity, proof of your address and one colour passport-sized photograph to apply.

If you are aged 60 or over but you are not old enough to apply for an older persons freedom pass you should apply for a 60+ Oyster card.

A 60+ London Oyster photocard allows you to travel free on public transport in London from the age of 60 until you qualify for a Freedom Pass.

To be eligible for a 60+ London Oyster photocard, you must:

  • live in a London borough and
  • be aged 60 or over.

With a 60+ London Oyster photocard you'll be able to travel free on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and most National Rail services in London.​


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