Freedom Passes and Taxicards

Older persons Freedom Pass

The older persons Freedom Pass gives free travel across London and free local bus journeys nationally. Find out more on the London Councils website, where you can:

London Councils have made the decision to change the operatational hours for the London Concessionary Bus Schemes 2019/20 and 2020/21 (currently 9.30am to 11pm) to allow travel 24-hours per day. Please note that this change only covers non-TfL buses. It excludes national rail and also TfL (TfL modes are 24-hours a day already).

This will support our elderly and vulnerable passholders with travel to collect essential items using public transport and allow them to take advantage of the designated early morning timeslots in supermarkets, without incurring any additional travel costs.

The non-TFL buses running from Kingston are:

  • 458 - Kingston to Staines
  • 461 - Kingston to Weybridge
  • 513 - Kingston to Cobham
  • 514 - Kingston to Hersham
  • 515 - Kingston to Addlestone
  • 715 - Kingston to Guildford

Disabled persons Freedom Pass

Please note that face to face mobility assessment for Blue Badge, Freedom Pass and Taxicard applications have been suspended until further notice as part of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID 19) precautions. The weekly concessionary travel drop in sessions held on Thursday afternoons have also been suspended. Due to this and other measures, some Blue Badge, Freedom Pass and Taxicard applications may be delayed while resources are focused on essential service. Please avoid contacting the Council unless it it is to report an urgent issue.

The disabled persons Freedom Pass gives free travel across London and free local bus journeys nationally. Find out more on the London London Councils website, where you can:

London Councils have made the decision to change the operatational hours for the London Concessionary Bus Schemes 2019/20 and 2020/21 (currently 9.30am to 11pm) to allow travel 24-hours per day. Please note that this change only covers non-TfL buses. It excludes national rail and also TfL (TfL modes are 24-hours a day already).

To apply for a Disabled Persons Freedom Pass, first check whether you are eligible on the Freedom Pass website. Please then either email us at [email protected] or phone 02085475005 and we will take you through the application process.

Please note that we offer a weekly support session every Thursday afternoon from 2pm-4pm for those applying for a disabled persons freedom pass where we will talk through the process and what evidence is required.

This is a drop-in service, we are located in the Information & Advice Centre, Ground Floor, Guildhall 2. If you require assistance accessing the building please call 020 8547 5005 and we can arrange this. 

 If you would like any support or assistance with completing the application form please call us on 020 8547 5005.

TfL's 60+ London Oyster photocard

If you're a London resident and not yet eligible for a Freedom Pass, you may be eligible for the 60+ London Oyster photocard.

If you are disabled or blind and need to be picked up at your door, the Taxicard scheme can be a great help. The scheme is for people with serious mobility difficulties who find using public transport very difficult or impossible. It allows people to travel in designated licensed London radio taxis at a reduced rate.

Taxicards

Please note that face to face mobility assessment for Blue Badge, Freedom Pass and Taxicard applications have been suspended until further notice as part of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID 19) precautions. The weekly concessionary travel drop in sessions held on Thursday afternoons have also been suspended. Due to this and other measures, some Blue Badge, Freedom Pass and Taxicard applications may be delayed while resources are focused on essential service. Please avoid contacting the Council unless it it is to report an urgent issue.

As part of the ongoing Coronavirus speacial measures, please be aware of the following changes to the taxicard scheme:

  • Taxi drivers can now collect essential items for taxi cards members 
  • Family, friends or carers can use a taxi or private hire vehicle to do essential shopping or collect medication on behalf of a member 

The Taxicard scheme allows people from the age of 3+ who have a mobility impairment that prevents them from using buses or trains, to travel in certain black cabs or minicabs at subsidised rates. You must be a resident in the Royal Borough of Kingston with a permanent disability.

Find out more on the The London Council website, where you can: