There are several schemes available in Gosport; and across England which can help to reduce the cost of travel on rail and buses.
For rail travel and the range of rail cards on offer which can reduce costs by up to a third following a small payment for the card; please visit the National Rail website at
Railcards | Digital Railcard and Prices | National Rail
For those eligible, there is also a Disabled Persons Rail Card. More information on this rail card, and how to apply are included at the following link:
Benefits – Disabled Persons Railcard (disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk)
The schemes for bus passes are administered by the Local Authority. For more information about the available schemes please see the information below.
Older Persons Bus Pass
Concessionary bus passes are available for older people who have reached State Pension age.
The older person’s bus pass entitles you to free travel on bus services throughout England from 9:30am to 11pm Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and on public holidays.
Find out more and apply at www.hants.gov.uk/transport/publictransport/buspasses/olderpersonsbuspass
Disabled Person’s Bus Pass
A Disabled Persons Bus Pass entitles the bearer to travel for free throughout England at any time of day with a valid pass. For more information on the eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/publictransport/buspasses/disabledpersonsbuspass
Companion passes are now provided by Hampshire County Council to enable those with a disability to travel with a companion if they would struggle to do so alone. The companion bus pass enables the companion to travel free of charge when supporting a disabled person on public transport.
For more information about the rules for companion passes and eligibility criteria please visit https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/publictransport/buspasses/disabledcompanionpass