Disabled person's bus pass
A disabled bus pass allows people with specified disabilities free off-peak bus travel throughout Medway and Kent and on registered local bus services in England.
You can apply for a bus pass up to 8 weeks before it is needed. Please allow 6 weeks for applications to be processed.
You can also apply in writing for a bus pass by downloading, completing and returning a paper form to us.
Or collect a paper form from one of our contact points or community hubs.
Who can get a disabled bus pass
You can get a disabled bus pass if you’re a Medway resident and are one of the below:
- blind or partially sighted
- profoundly or severely deaf
- without speech
- have a disability, or has suffered an injury, which has a substantial and long term adverse effect on your ability to walk.
- have no arms or can't use both of your arms
- have a learning difficulty
- would have been refused a driving licence due to physical fitness (section 92 of the road traffic Act 1988)
Having difficulty travelling by yourself?
If you have difficulty travelling by yourself, you can apply for a disabled bus pass with a companion entitlement. This allows somebody to travel for free on the bus with you in Medway and Kent. The pass holder can travel anywhere in England within the times allowed. The pass holder will need to provide evidence of why they depend on somebody travelling with them. The passes are provided at the discretion of the council.