Get your freedom. Get your free bus pass.

11 months ago Thu 15th Dec 2022

Get your freedom. Get your free bus pass

The possibilities for days out by bus are endless, whether it's for shopping, sightseeing, visiting family, or just getting out and about. Passholders of the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme can travel for free on our buses.

Already have your pass? Great!

There are so many places to go and enjoy, and when you can get there for free, what's stopping you? Get your freedom and check out some of our favourite places to go with your free bus pass below.

Need to get your pass? No problem

It's easy to apply for your free bus pass online and even easier to use on our buses.
When you board the bus just hold your pass on the ticket machine card reader until it beeps, then take your seat.
The times you can use your pass, are set by your local authority. In North Yorkshire, you can use your concessionary pass after 9am on our buses, Monday to Friday, and at any time at weekends and bank holidays. In West Yorkshire, you can use your pass after 9.30am Monday to Friday, and all day at weekends and bank holidays.
Who can apply for a pass is also set by your local authority. Follow the link to see if you're eligible and to apply for your bus pass if you live in North Yorkshire or West Yorkshire.

Where will your freedom take you? Here's some of our suggestions.


A hidden garden on the edge of York, Goddards is home to Five acres of garden rooms where the Terry family once lived. There are several garden rooms filled with scented borders, mature trees, ponds and wilder areas. Build up an appetite in the kitchen garden or simply pause and listen to the birds from the terrace.


You can reach Goddards on Coastliner, get off at The Cross Keys just outside the entrance.


With their superb local, farm to fork produce & exciting events, Malton is proud to be known as Yorkshire’s Food Capital. Set astride the beautiful St. Michael’s church, Malton’s Market Place is the buzzing centre of town and home to a wide range of superb independent shops, cafes & restaurants. With year round events there always something worth visiting Malton for, so why not take a ride out to this thriving Yorkshire town.

You're spoiled for choice of lunch options in the town but we like The Hidden Monkey an ideal traditional tearoom right on the Market Place. No trip to Malton is complete without popping into Yates’ Country Store. Where else can you buy plants, rain-coats, fridges, toys, hardware and everything in between! 

Photo courtesy of Visit Malton

You can reach Malton on

Get off at Wells Lane a short walk from the market place and the centre of the town.

National Railway Museum

Home to iconic locomotives and beautiful collections, you can wander through halls and explore the stories, places and engineering marvels behind the railways. See world-changing inventions like Rocket and the Japanese Bullet Train. Admire the splendour of royal travel including Queen Victoria’s ‘palace on wheels’ and stand face-to-face with the world’s fastest steam locomotive, Mallard


You can reach the National Railway Museum on

Get off at York, rail station, or Station Avenue on Castleline, a short walk away from the museum doors.


This delightful market town has a fantastic array of cosy pubs selling fine ales and three historic breweries, including the oldest brewery in Yorkshire. Visit on a Thursday for the bustling outdoor market, or head over to the Riley-Smith Hall for one of the many performances or classes held there. With such a range of ways to spend your time in the town, Tadcaster is the perfect place to stop off for a relaxing afternoon.

One of our favourite spots in Tadcaster is Walkers Kitchen, perfect for a refreshing drink and tasty bite to eat after a walk by the river or exploring the market.


You can reach Tadcaster on Coastliner, get off at John Smith's Brewery right in the centre of the town.

Been there, done that? We've got even more inspiration for places you can explore all over Yorkshire, and great discounts at plenty of them when you go by bus, just ask your driver for a Transdev Treats voucher. Explore more here 

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