The Buses (Wales) Bill will make changes to the planning and delivery of local bus services in Wales. It will amend the eligibility age for the mandatory and discretionary concessionary fares scheme. Over time this will align with a person’s State Pension age.

The table below outlines when you will become eligible for a free bus pass under these proposals.

Date of birth: Age on 01/04/2022: Age of eligibility: You will become entitled to a pass on your birthday following this date:
Before 01/04/1962 60 60 01/04/2022
01/04/1962 to 01/04/1963 59 61 01/04/2023
02/04/1963 to 01/04/1964 58 62 02/04/2025
02/04/1964 to 01/04/1965 57 63 02/04/2027
02/04/1965 to 01/04/1966 56 64 02/04/2029
02/04/1966 to 01/04/1967 55 65 02/04/2031
02/04/1967 to 01/04/1968 54 66 02/04/2033
02/04/1968 to 01/04/1969 53 State Pension age 02/04/2035
02/04/1969 to 01/04/1970 52 State Pension age 02/04/2036
02/04/1970 to 01/04/1971 51 State Pension age 02/04/2038
02/04/1971 to 01/04/1972 50 State Pension age 02/04/2039

For example:

  • Dafydd is currently 57 and was born on 23 February 1962. He will be entitled to a bus pass at 60.
  • Nia is currently 57 and was born on 3 November 1962. She will be entitled to bus a pass at 61.
  • Richard is currently 55 and was born on 16 April 1964. He will be entitled to a bus pass at 63.
  • Karen is currently 51 and was born on 7 July 1968. She will be entitled to a bus pass at State Pension age (67).