The English National Concessionary Pass gives older and disabled people free travel by bus anywhere in England during 'off-peak' times. Residents of the West Midlands are also entitled to free train and Metro travel.
Off-peak: Between 9.30am and 11.00pm Monday to Friday. All day at weekends and on public holidays.
In addition we’ve extended off-peak hours to include the last services of the day. For 24-hour services, end of daytime service will be defined as 11.59pm.
If you need to travel before 9.30am you can pay for your journey each time you travel. Using a Swift Pay As You Go card (the West Midland's transport smartcard) makes cash fares cheaper - and you don't need to worry about having the right change.
If you travel regularly before 9.30am, you can buy a Pre 9.30am add-on ticket.
You may be able to get financial help towards pre 9.30am travel costs if you need NHS treatment at a hospital, other NHS centre or private clinic and have been referred by an NHS hospital consultant. You can claim at the NHS hospital or clinic at the time of your appointment.
Your council may be able to offer you help towards the cost of your pre 9.30am ticket. Contact your local Social Services Department to find out more.
See if you're eligible for either pass and find out more below.
If your over 60 you can save a 1/3 on standard fares with the National Express Senior Coachcard.
If you need to make the occasional journey before 09.30am, Swift Pay As You Go is cheaper than paying with cash.
On bus, train, tram and at stops or stations.