Get your freedom. Get your free bus pass

1 year ago Wed 15th Dec 2021

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 West Yorkshire and Lancashire, 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 West Yorkshire or Lancashire.

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

Bankfield Museum

Bankfield tells the story of Halifax and Calderdale, using its rich and diverse collections. The displays cover local history, costume, art, toys, military history, jewellery and textiles from around the world. We also host temporary exhibitions including costume, embroidery, quilting, textile art, paintings and photography. stroll through the exhibits at your own pace for an ideal leisurely afternoon.

Bankfield Museum

You can reach Bankfield Museum on Team Pennine 22, get off at Akroyd Park & Bankfield Museum right next to the entrance.


Holmfirth is known for the Last of the Summer wine for many year’s, and still has many visitors flocking to see Sid’s Cafe, but now is a fabulous place to be for music and events, exploring the area, unique and interesting shops and even has it’s own Vineyard! 

If you need something to keep you going while you're in Holmfirth, The Wrinkled Stocking Tea Room has delicious hand made cakes, lovely lunches and beautiful traditional afternoon tea.


You can reach Holmfirth on Holmfirth Explorer Get off at Holmfirth bus station right in the middle of the town.

Sowerby Bridge

The town of Sowerby bridge is where The Rochdale Canal and Calder & Hebble Navigation meet, offering lovely walks along both waterways. The Wharf area is the heart of the town, with great food and drink available. While you're there visit Tuel Lane Lock or Sowerby Bridge Market, and make sure you return for the annual Rushbearing Festival in September.

one of our favourite spots in Sowerby Bridge is Willow Tree Cafe No 5, perfect for a hot cup of tea and bite to eat after exploring the market or a walk along the Canal.

Sowerby Bridge

You can reach Sowerby Bridge on

Get off at Tuel Lane to find yourself in the middle of the town.

Whistlestop Valley

Whistlestop valley, home of the Kirklees Light Railway, is an ideal way to spend a day with the grandkids. travel in beautiful hand-painted wooden carriages behind one of Yorkshire's Great Little Steam Trains. Then enjoy an afternoon tea while the kids blow off some steam on the adventure playground. Its a fun filled day for the whole family!

Whistlestop Valley

You can reach Whistlestop Valley on Denby Darts D1 or Holmfirth Explorer, getting off at Wakefield Road Park Mill Way a short walk away from the entrance. 

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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