Concessions

Get out there with your free bus pass with an image of an older couple holding hands against the background of a blue sky

Get out and about with your concessionary pass on any of our buses for free travel after 9:30am

Whether you’re going shopping, sightseeing, meeting friends or visiting family – the possibilities for days out by bus are endless.

Pass holders can travel for FREE on our buses between 09:30 and 23:00 Monday to Friday and all day on Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays.

We run buses in Blackpool and across the Fylde Coast and the ways to use your card are slightly different depending on what kind of card you have.

 

NoWcards

Holders of Older’s Person’s NoWCards can travel for FREE on our buses and trams between 09:30 and 23:00 Monday to Friday and all day on Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays.

If travelling before 9:30 or after 23:00, you will need to pay full fare.  You can pay for this using contactless payments or in cash on board.

Holders of a disability NoWcard issued by Blackpool Council, Lancashire County Council or Blackburn with Darwen Council will need to pay a £1 fare if travelling before 09:30.  If you are paying the extra £1 fare, you will need to pay this in cash on board as our contactless machines will have already registered your concessionary pass as a method for travel.

 

How do I use my ENCTS card?

When boarding our buses and trams, place your card on the reader and wait for the beep. Easy as that!

Concessionary passes issued outside of Blackpool or Wyre

Holders of concessionary passes issued outside of Blackpool or Wyre can travel for FREE on our buses between 09:30 and 23:00 Monday to Friday and all day on Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays.

If travelling before 9:30 or after 23:00, you will need to pay full fare.  You can pay for this using contactless payments or in cash on board.

Concessionary passes issued outside of Blackpool or Wyre are not eligible for free travel on our trams as decided by Lancashire County Council.

 

Concessions for companions/carers of disabled persons

Some local authorities issue passes for carers who are accompanying passengers with pronounced disabilities. These are only valid in the area of the issuing authority and are not national passes. Currently, Lancashire does not issue carer’s passes and therefore we are sorry but no carer’s passes are valid on our buses or trams in any circumstances.

This is not a transport operator policy but has been decided by the fundholders. Please do not be offended if the driver or conductor refuses to give free travel to someone producing a carer’s pass as it is simply not valid in this part of England yet.

 

How to apply for a NoWcard

You qualify for a NowCard if you are an Older Person or disabled (aged 5 or over) as set out in the national criteria and your sole or principal residence is in Cumbria or Lancashire.

You can apply for a NowCard from your own Local Authority. Blackpool Transport Services unfortunately do not issue or regulate NowCards.

 

Blackpool Residents

Customer First Centre
Municipal Buildings
Corporation Street
Blackpool FY2 1NF  

Tel: 01253 477477  
Online: https://www.blackpool.gov.uk/Residents/Parking-roads-and-transport/Transport/Public-transport/Over-60s-and-disabled-bus-pass.aspx

 

Fylde Residents

Town Hall,
Lytham Saint Annes
FY8 1LW  

Tel: 01253 658658  
Online: https://new.fylde.gov.uk/resident/now-card-bus-passes/

 

Wyre Residents

Civic Centre,
Breck Rd,
Poulton-le-Fylde
FY6 7PU  
Tel: 01253 891000 
Online: https://www.wyre.gov.uk/streets-travel-parking/travel/1

Visiting the area? Speak to your Local Authority or Council about the English National Concessionary Transport Scheme (ENCTS).