The Disabled Person's Pass entitles disabled people to free off peak travel on buses across England (plus additional concessions in South Yorkshire) through the English National Concession Travel Scheme (ENCTS).
If you live in South Yorkshire you may qualify for a pass if you:
are blind or partially-sighted
are deaf or without speech
have a disability which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on your ability to walk
do not have arms or have long-term loss of the use of your arms
have a learning disability, or
have been or would be refused a driver’s licence on medical grounds (other than on the grounds of persistent misuse of drugs and alcohol).
Before you apply:
Think about how you will prove that you are entitled to a pass. You may already have proof documents that we can accept or you may need to contact your local council or another organisation. You can find details on our 'What you need to apply' guidance page. Once you have the right proof, you can apply.
If you live outside South Yorkshire, you need to apply to the local authority that covers your usual place of residence.
Step 1: Set up an account in your name (or log in if you already have an account)
Our priority is to protect the safety of both our customers and our staff in these uncertain times. In order to be able to maintain a customer contact service our Traveline team will shortly be moving to more remote working, this means we will be unable to receive and process postal or drop box paper application forms for our concessionary passes at this time. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
You can still apply online which we aim to get delivered to you in 11 days, we’ll continue to monitor the situation and provide updates when we can.
Travelling with a carer
If you can provide proof of your entitlement to a pass, as detailed on our 'What you need to apply' guidance page, and you are in receipt of the Higher Rate Care Component of the Disability Living Allowance or Higher Rate Attendance Allowance or if you have been awarded enhanced rate payments under the Daily Living Component of PIP then you qualify for a special pass that allows one carer to travel with you for free. Your pass will bear a special 'plus C' logo, indicating that a person accompanying you can get free travel within South Yorkshire.
Neighbourhoods and Adult Services
Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham, S60 1AE
Tel 01709 382121
One Stop Service
Sheffield S1 2SH
0114 273 4567 (select option 5)
When can you travel?
Within South Yorkshire your Disabled Person's pass will entitle you to free travel at all times on:
Local bus services, trams and trains*
Northern train services* between South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire. Note that your pass is not valid for train journeys wholly within West Yorkshire. Either your boarding or alighting station must be in South Yorkshire.
* Valid on trains only if your pass carried the Travel South Yorkshire logo.
In all other parts of England, South Yorkshire passes can be used for free travel on bus services between 0930 and 2300 weekdays and all day weekends and Bank Holidays. They are not valid on tram services outside of South Yorkshire.