Freedom Pass & 60+ Oyster Card

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A Freedom Pass entitles the holder to 24-hour free travel across Transport for London’s networks, except for some river boats where travel is half price.  Travel is free for Freedom Pass holders on London Underground, Overground, DLR and all bus services 24 hours a day. Travel on rail services is also free but the freedom pass is not valid before 9.30am.

Older People are entitled to a Freedom Pass at the age they become eligible for a state pension, 65 at present.  However in London from the age of 60, you can pay £20 for a 60+ Oyster Card.  See TFL website to apply online or for help call tel. 0343 222 1234. 


To obtain a Disabled Person’s Freedom Pass you must apply directly to your local council. Most councils now have the application forms available to download from their websites. Alternatively, you can call your council and ask them to post you a form or we can print off the relevant form and send it to you:

For Lambeth Council see the website by clicking here
For Southwark Council see the website by clicking here or calling. 020 7525 2146

People with mental health problems are not automatically eligible to receive a Freedom Pass.  However, Councils have discretion, and there are ways in which you can demonstrate your eligibility. 

For example:
You have been, or would be refused a driving licence because of your disability:

  • A DVLA statement regarding your inability to drive OR
  • A statement from a medical specialist confirming your condition and recommendation that you should not drive.

You receive Personal Independence Payment for ‘moving around’ and/or ‘communicating verbally:

  • a letter showing your entitlement, dated in the past 12 months


Other Info

No cost to the user for a Freedom Pass but you will need to supply two passport-sized photos

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