Disabled persons Freedom Pass

Disabled persons Freedom Pass allows you free travel across London and free bus journeys nationally at certain times.

Who can apply

You must be living in Southwark at the time of making your application and when the pass is issued.

Categories of disability are in the Transport Act 2000. You will be eligible for a freedom pass if you are: 

  • blind or partially sighted
  • profoundly or severely deaf
  • without speech
  • have a disability or have suffered an injury that has a substantial and long term adverse effect on your ability to walk
  • have a learning disability that is defined as 'a state of arrested or incomplete development of mind which includes significant impairment of intelligence and social functioning'
  • do not have arms or have a long-term loss of the use of both arms
  • would be refused a driving licence under section 92 of the Road Traffic Act 1988


The pass is free, but you will need to provide a photograph of a passport standard with your application, along with proof of address and ID.

If the pass is used for a journey on national rail to travel beyond the Greater London area, then the extra onward cost of the journey must be paid before boarding the train.

Apply online

You can apply for a disabled persons freedom pass online.

Apply for disabled persons freedom pass

Replacing your pass if it is lost or stolen

If your pass is stolen report the theft to the Police who will provide you with a crime reference number.

If you lose your pass report it to the National Property Register and obtain an immobilise reference number.

To apply for a replacement pass, contact London Councils on 0300 330 1433 or email info@freedompass.org.

Get help completing an application

If you need help with completing an online application, please contact MySouthwark service point, who will be able to book an appointment to assist. 

Page last updated: 17 November 2023


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