There are several schemes available which can help to reduce the cost of travel on rail and buses.
For rail travel and the range of rail cards on offer which can reduce costs by up to a third following a small payment for the card; please visit the National Rail website at
Railcards | Digital Railcard and Prices | National Rail
For those eligible, there is also a Disabled Persons Rail Card. More information on this rail card, and how to apply are included at the following link:
Benefits – Disabled Persons Railcard (disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk)
Older Person’s and Disabled Person’s Bus Pass
Bus Passes are available for individuals who have reached state pension age.
A Disabled Person’s Bus Pass entitles the bearer to travel for free throughout England at any time of day with a valid pass.
For more information about the above schemes, please visit the Kent County Council website at Older or disabled persons bus pass – Kent County Council
Companion passes are now provided by Kent County Council to enable those with a disability to travel with a companion if they would struggle to do so alone. The companion bus pass enables the companion to travel free of charge in the local area when supporting a disabled person on public transport off peak. For more information about the rules for companion passes and eligibility criteria please visit the Kent County Council website at:
Companion bus passes – Kent County Council