Trains, Tubes, Metro systems

In some areas bus passes are accepted for use on Trains, Tubes, Metro systems and even ferry services.   (But not in every area)

We give examples below where a bus pass can be used for other services which are available to local residents only. (This is said to be because the extra cost is met by the local authority.)

NB we strongly recommend that you check your local bus pass office website for full information on where and when bus passes may be used.


Bus pass holders resident in the West Midlands are also entitled to free train and Metro travel during the usual times, as well as extended travel beyond off-peak hours to include the last services of the day on all buses, trains and trams in the area.
In South Yorkshire bus pass holders can travel on buses and trams, and for half-fare travel between stations on the rail network
the Nottinghamshire scheme includes free travel on the Nottingham tram (NET).
Cheshire West and Chester. Bus pass holders resident in Chseshire are also entitled to free travel on bus services going into Wales. Providing the journey starts or ends in Cheshire West and Chester.
Greater Manchester Local bus pass holders travel free on Metrolink trams and Greater Manchester trains between 9.30am and midnight Monday to Friday, and all day at weekends and on public holidays.
Blackpool residents who have a bus pass can travel free of charge on the Blackpool to Fleetwood tramway
If you have a London Freedom Pass, you can travel free on Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and TfL Rail – and take up to four under-11s with you for free. You can also travel free at any time on some National Rail services in London.
Wrexham residents: Your pass will be valid for cross border journeys into England provided that your journey is unbroken and starts or finishes in Wales. Free travel on certain train services are also included.
In Scotland you can use a bus pass on services to and from Carlisle and on services to and from Berwick-upon-Tweed from anywhere in Scotland