Applying for a bus pass

To be eligible for a bus pass you must meet one of the following:

  • the age criteria (PDF 31KB)
  • be five years old or over with a qualifying disability as stated in the application form (PDF 25KB)
  • be 18 or over and not permitted to drive because of a medical condition

If you meet one of these, you can apply for a bus pass at Brighton Customer Service Centre on weekdays between 8.45am to 4.30pm.

You will need to bring:

  • a completed bus pass application form (PDF 25KB)
  • proof that you meet the meet the age criteria (PDF 31KB) or have a qualifying disability or medical condition
  • a council tax bill, utility bill or bank statement showing your current address

You do not need to bring a photograph with you as we will take one free of charge.

If you would like any advice about suitable documentation contact us on (01273) 291924 or email

You will usually receive you new pass within a week. It will be posted second class the next working day.

Please note we do not offer companion passes to applicants.


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