Frequently Asked Question


Who is eligible for a Companion Travel Card?


If you are 5 years of age or over, and your mobility is such that you require to be accompanied when travelling, you can apply for a Companion Concessionary Card. In order to qualify for this entitlement, you must fall into one of the following categories: In receipt of higher or middle rate of the care component of Disability Living Allowance; In receipt of Attendance Allowance; Registered as blind; Live in a care/residential or hospital and are eligible for higher or middle rate of the care component of Disability Living Allowance or Attendance Allowance. If you meet the above criteria this allows both you and one companion to travel free of charge together for the same journey by bus. The companion can vary from journey to journey but they must board and alight the bus at the same locations as you. There is no requirement for your companion to be with you on all journeys you make. You have the choice of whether to travel on your own or with a companion.