Britons can travel around the UK for just £2 with discounted fare prices on certain coach routes. Travel entitlements could provide someone discounts on their fares, while others allow people to travel for free.
People in England may be able to travel on local buses for free from 60 years, depending on where they live.
For example, if a person lives in London, they can travel free on buses, tubes and other public transport with a Freedom Pass when they reach 60. However, this can only be within the city.
Those living in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can also enjoy a bus pas freebie from aged 60.
Pensioners are urged to check with their local authority to see what they could be entitled to as the criteria for eligibility can differ depending on the council.
Britons who have reached the state pension age of 66 years, are eligible to claim a free bus pass from the Government and can apply for this through the Government’s website.
For a limited time, FlixBus is offering passengers tickets from £2 on new and expanding routes across the country.
Britons can benefit from £2 tickets and 20 percent off UK travel.
The £2 tickets will be available to buy until April 30, between the following destinations, for any new routes launching on April 27:
- Aberdeen to Dunfermline and Edinburgh
- Birmingham to Newcastle and Taunton
- Bradford to Peterborough
- Bristol to Newcastle
- Cambridge to Stevenage
- Dundee to Dunfermline and Edinburgh
- Dunfermline to Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth and Edinburgh
- Leeds to Manchester, Middlesbrough, Peterborough and Taunton
- Leicester to Liverpool and Warrington
- London to Peterborough and Stevenage
- Manchester to Middlesbrough, Leeds and Newcastle
- Middlesbrough to Manchester, Newcastle and Leeds
- Newcastle to Manchester, Leeds, Middlesbrough, Bristol and Taunton
- Peterborough to Sheffield, Bradford, Leeds and London
- Sheffield to Taunton and Peterborough
- Stevenage to Cambridge and London
- Stoke to Warrington
- Taunton to Leeds, Birmingham, Newcastle and Sheffield
- Warrington to London, Leicester and Stoke
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The £2 tickets are also for routes with increased departures on the following services:
- London to and from Bristol
- Aberdeen, Perth, Dundee, Stirling and Glasgow
Tickets can be purchased for any journey up to July 31.
The coach provider is also generously sharing a 20 percent off code for any ticket to 50 UK destinations on the FlixBus network from April 17 -30 to be used on any journey until July 31.
Andreas Schorling, managing director of FlixBus UK said: “We believe transport should be affordable, sustainable and accessible to everyone.
“Response from the UK public to our service has been phenomenal, so we wanted to give something back to our passengers for our 2nd anniversary.
“We’re really delighted to be adding more routes and destinations on our network than ever before, offering customers more opportunities to explore the country for as little as £2.
“It’s going to be fantastic celebrating with customers in London and Edinburgh at our birthday events too!”
Britons over 60 years are also able to purchase a Senior Railcard which gives people a third off the cost of their train travel.
People can either buy them to last for one year or three years and it costs £30 or £70 respectively.
People can apply for one on the Senior Railcard website using a valid passport or UK driving licence as ID. People can also apply in person at a staffed railway station.
Here is a full list of the qualifying groups for the free bus pass or discounted travel in England outside of pensioners:
- Those who cannot walk long distances due to a disability, injury or illness
- People who are diagnosed as blind, partially sighted, deaf or unable to speak
- Individuals who do not have arms or are unable to use their arms
- Those who have been diagnosed with a learning disability which is severe
- Claimants of Universal Credit could get half-off their travel costs while job hunting
- Anyone who has been refused a driving licence due to ill health.
For those who are concerned about the long wait for the free bus pass, other concessions are available.
The charity Age UK recommends people contact individual operators to see if they offer discounts.
They outlined guidance on its website for those wanting discounts on bus travel across the country.
The charity explained: “It can also be worth contacting individual transport operators to see if they offer discounts. For example, National Express offers Coachcards to older or disabled customers, which cost £12.50 and save you a third on your travel across the year.”
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