The Older Person's Freedom Pass

  • Important: Pass renewal for 2023/2024

If your current Freedom Pass expires on 31 March 2024 you will receive a letter from London Councils with details on how to renew your pass. If you do not respond to the letter, your current pass will expire.

Anyone who doesn't have their own computer to renew their pass online, can go to a Haringey library to use a computer.

If your renewal is successful, London Councils will send you your new pass before 31 March 2024.

You may start using your new pass as soon as you receive it.

The Older Person's Freedom Pass provides free travel in Greater London on the Underground, Docklands Light Railway, Croydon Tramlink, National Rail services and on local bus services anywhere in England.

In London the older person's freedom pass is valid Monday to Friday, 9am to 4am and all day at weekends and bank holidays.

However, outside of London pass holders are restricted to free travel between 9.30am and 11pm Monday to Friday and anytime at weekends and on public holidays.

Freedom Pass: The Movie

London Councils has made a film to promote the Freedom Pass, Europe’s most comprehensive concessionary travel scheme which is used by more than 1.3million older and disabled Londoners:

Note for iPhone users and Youtube. There is a known bug with iOS and Youtube, Two buttons are read before the player but provide no functionality. We advise that you skip these to access the content.

For more information about the video visit the London Councils website (external link).

Are you eligible?

You need to be aged 65 or over to be eligible for an Older Person's Freedom Pass. You can find out when you're eligible to apply for your pass by using the online calculator on the London Councils Freedom Pass Eligibility page (external link).

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How to apply

You can apply for the Older Person's Freedom Pass online via the London Councils website (external link), where you will find more information on what you will need when you apply.

If you are unable to apply online, you can pick up a paper application form, which you will need to complete and return in the post.

You can pick up an application form from:

  • Wood Green Central Library
    187-197A High Road
    Wood Green
    N22 6XD

You will need to provide proof of your identity, proof of your address and one colour passport-sized photograph to apply.

Proof of address

All applicants need to apply in person bringing with them one proof of Haringey residency such as:

  • Current council tax bill/letter/payment book
  • Current council/housing association rent book/statement/letter/tenancy agreement
  • Current television licence

The following items if dated in the last three months are also acceptable:

  • Residential utility bill dated in the last 3 months - mobile phone bills are not accepted
  • HM Revenue and Customs letter dated in the last 3 months
  • Department for Work and Pensions letter dated in the last 3 months
  • Occupational pension letter dated in the last 3 months

Proof of name and age

  • Current passport
  • Medical card
  • Birth certificate - unless your name has changed
  • Current driving licence
  • Letter of state pension entitlement - must include your date of birth
  • European ID card

If your application is successful, your new Freedom Pass will be posted to your home address. It may take up to 10 working days for you to receive your new pass, so do apply in time.

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Replacing lost, stolen or faulty passes

If your Freedom Pass has been lost or stolen or is faulty, please contact London Councils by phone on 0300 330 1433 (local call rate, open Monday-Sunday 8am to 8pm), or by email:

There is a £12 administration fee for replacing passes that are lost. Passes that are reported stolen are replaced free of charge as long as a crime reference number is provided.

  • You will be required to provide one passport size photograph and proof of address, name, and age, as described in the how to apply section above

The replacement pass will end on the same date the original pass was due to expire.


  • There is a £12 administration fee for replacing lost or damaged Freedom Passes.
  • A £12 charge will be made to replace Freedom Passes which are claimed to be faulty but a refund will be offered if a test proves the pass was faulty.
  • If a crime reference number is provided, no charge will be made to replace a stolen Freedom Pass. But without a crime reference number, the pass would be considered to be lost and the fee must be paid.

For information on replacing your pass please go to:

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Renewing your Freedom Pass

Freedom Passes are valid for five years from the date of issue. Freedom Pass holders who have a pass that is expiring in the coming months will be contacted automatically by post with renewal forms. If you have changed address since you were issued with your Freedom Pass, please ensure that you inform London Councils on 0300 330 1433.

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If you have moved address

If you have moved address within, into or out of Haringey, you are required to inform London Councils. To do this, please ring 0300 330 1433. You may not receive important information regarding the renewal of your Freedom Pass if you do not update London Councils with your new address.

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Fraud Prevention

Haringey Council is under a duty to protect public funds. The information you provide in the application form may be used for the prevention and detection of fraud. We may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for fraud prevention and detection purposes.

For further information contact the Data Protection Officer, Feedback and Information Team, Haringey Council, River Park House, 225 High Road, Wood Green, London, N22 8HQ or

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60+ London Oyster photocard

If you are a London resident, aged 60 or over, and not yet eligible for the Older Persons Freedom Pass, you may be eligible for Transport for London’s (TfL’s) 60+ Oyster Photocard.

Find out more and apply on the TfL website:

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Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact the Concessionary Travel team on 020 8489 1000.

For more information on Freedom Passes please see the London Councils website (external link).

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Page last updated:

September 25, 2023