Apply for a disabled person's bus pass

Concessionary Travel team

Due to the current situation relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, staff are working from home and are unable to offer a counter service.

We aim to continue to issue bus passes, however this may not be as swiftly as we would like.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience, we hope to return to usual service standards as soon as possible.

Most bus passes that are due to expire in March and April will be automatically renewed and sent to customers. 

If you apply by post there may be a delay in processing your application as we are reducing staff time in the office.

Please apply online when possible or email us a scanned copy of your application.

The customer service counter is closed. 

You can still:

If you are not looking for a bus pass on disability or age grounds you will need to contact the bus company.

If you require a bus pass for school transport, contact the School Transport team. You can phone 01273 293 501, or send an email to HometoSchoolTransport@brighton-hove.gov.uk.

Eligibility for a disabled person's bus pass

To be eligible for a disabled person's bus pass you must be five years old or over, live within the Brighton & Hove boundary and meet one or more of the criteria:

  • be blind or partially sighted
  • be profoundly or severely deaf
  • be without speech
  • have a disability, or injury, which has a substantial and long-term effect on your ability to walk
  • have no arms or have long-term loss of the use of both arms
  • have a learning disability, that is, a state of arrested or incomplete development of mind that started before adulthood and includes significant impairment of intelligence and social functioning
  • would be refused a licence to drive a motor vehicle due to a physical or mental health condition otherwise than on the grounds of persistent misuse of drugs or alcohol

Companion passes

Brighton & Hove City Council does not issue companion passes. Companion passes issued by other authorities are not valid for travel within Brighton & Hove.

If you're an unpaid carer, you may be able to get discounted travel from the bus company. 

Frequently asked questions 

How do I renew my bus pass?

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, we are not currently sending out renewal forms. Most bus passes that are due to expire in November and December will be automatically renewed and sent to customers. 

These should be received around 3 weeks before the expiry date of the current pass.

If you have not received your bus pass 3 weeks before the current pass expires then please contact us.

What should I do if I lose my bus pass?

We usually advise to wait a few days before ordering a replacement as lost bus passes are often returned to us by Brighton & Hove Bus Company.

If you would like to order a replacement, the easiest way to do this is online.

You’ll be charged £10 for a replacement bus pass. This fee is non-refundable.

What should I do if my bus pass is damaged or not working?

You will need to order a replacement and return your damaged bus pass to us.

The easiest way to order a replacement is online.

There is no charge for this if the damaged pass is returned. If we do not receive the damaged pass back it will be classed as lost and a charge of £10 will be payable.

What should I do if my bus pass is stolen?

You can request a replacement bus pass if you have a crime reference number. The easiest way to order a replacement is online.

You’ll be charged £10 for a replacement bus pass. This fee is non-refundable.

Where and when can I use the bus pass?

Location

Weekdays

Weekends and bank holidays

Brighton & Hove

All day

All day

Rest of England

9.30am to 11pm

All day

Find information about Brighton & Hove night buses.

You can’t use your bus pass on trains, sightseeing buses, scheduled coach services, or outside of England.