If you are registered blind (severely sight impaired), you can apply for a blind person's bus pass, for free.

In addition to the benefits of the National Bus Pass, the blind person's pass offers:

  • free travel on all service buses in our area at any time of day
  • free travel on 'York Dial & Ride' buses
  • concessionary travel on 'York Park & Ride' buses at any time of day

If you need further advice, contact the Concessionary Bus Passes Team.

Apply for a blind person's bus pass

Apply in person at our Customer Centre between 8:30am and 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.

You do not need to bring a photograph if you apply in person - we'll take your photograph while you wait.

You must bring:

  • proof of your address (photocopy of a current gas or electricity bill)
  • proof of your age (photocopy of your passport, birth certificate, medical card or a letter/statement from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
  • a photocopy of your Certificate of Vision Impairment showing that you are Severely Sight Impaired

Please allow 5 working days for your application to be processed.

Apply by post

To apply by post complete a disabled person's application form and include proof of your entitlement along with a passport sized photograph with your name on the back.

Please allow 10 working days for us to process your postal application.

Lost and stolen bus passes

If you've lost your pass you do not need to complete the application form or provide further supporting documents in order for a replacement to be issued. Contact us to request your replacement.

The charge for replacing a lost bus pass is £10. Stolen passes will be replaced free of charge on production of a valid police incident number.

Please allow 5 working days for your replacement bus pass application to be processed.

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