The Free Travel Pass allows holders to travel free of charge on all public transport services and many private commercial services. Please note that this cannot be used for free travel in Northern Ireland without first obtaining a Senior SmartPass card.

People are entitled to avail of this scheme if they are over 66 years old and living permanently in Ireland, or they receive Disability Allowance, Blind Pension, Carers Allowance or Invalidity Pension.

The Free Travel Scheme is administered by the Department of the Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) and all queries about the scheme should be directed to the Department by emailing or calling 071 915 7100.

More details on the Free Travel Scheme and a full list of all operators and routes where the Free Travel Pass is accepted can be found on their website