All children and young people who are under the age of 16 are able to get free or discounted travel at any time on public transport.
Children aged over 10 require a Zip Oyster photocard to continue to get free travel.
Children aged over 16 can get a discount on fares with a 16 + Zip Oyster photocard. See Transport for London for more information on how to apply.
People with disabilities can apply for a Freedom Pass which gives you free access to nearly all public transport in London. A Freedom Pass can be used 24 hours a day.
You will need to have an assessment and the application will need to be approved by Social Services. An assessment is not necessary for those on Higher Rate Mobility.
Disabled Persons Railcard
The Disabled Persons Railcard card can offer 1/3 off most rail fares for one adult travelling with a disabled child.
You may qualify if your child has:
- a visual impairment
- a hearing impairment
- have epilepsy or
- are in receipt of a disability-related benefit
The PlusBus 812 is a special bus service that runs from Monday to Friday between Hoxton and Angel.
Anybody can use it but it is very useful for people who have difficulties using public transport. The drivers are specially trained to help members onto and off the bus should they need help.
The service costs £1 per trip. Freedom Pass holders and children under 16 can travel for free.
You cannot use your Oyster Card on the PlusBus.
Further details of the route and timetable can be found at Plus Bus Scheme.