Concessionary Travel on the Isle of Wight
As an older person there are many ways in which you can take advantage of concessionary travel on the Isle of Wight and across the country.
The English National Concessionary Travel Scheme enables eligible residents of the Isle of Wight to travel on local buses during off-peak times anywhere in England.
Free Travel on the Isle of Wight at the following times:
Island residents who hold an age-related English National Concessionary Bus Pass and non-Island residents who hold an English National Concessionary Bus Pass, free travel is available on eligible public bus services between the hours of 9.30am and 11pm Monday to Friday and at any time on a Saturday or Sunday or on any day which is a bank holiday.
Am I eligible for a Concessionary Travel Pass?
The age of eligibility for concessionary travel for women will be pensionable age. For men it will be the pensionable age of a woman born on the same day.
You can calculate your State Pension age and the age you will get a free bus pass on Gov.uk.
The Senior Railcard is available to anyone aged 60 years old or over and will save you 1/3 of the cost of most rail fares to almost anywhere in Great Britain, including certain fares on various rail/sea journeys.
A one year railcard costs £30 and a three year card costs £70.
To apply, you can get an application form from railway station ticket offices or a National Rail-licensed Travel Agent. The completed form needs to be handed in together with proof of your age, such as your Birth Certificate, Passport or Driving Licence.
You can also purchase or renew your Senior Railcard online or over the phone. You will need proof of your age/identity, so have your Birth Certificate, Passport or Driving Licence to hand when you call. You can’t apply for a Senior Railcard by post.
As well as making savings on rail fares, the Senior Railcard also entitles you to other special offers, such as on London theatre tickets.
Disabled Person’s Railcard
The Disabled Person’s Railcard is available to disabled people and provides 1/3 off most rail fares across Britain for you and a companion. You can apply on their website or download an application form to return in the post.