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Concessionary fares

Concessionary fares enable eligible people to travel free of charge countywide providing the journey starts and finishes within Hertfordshire

Young people

Hertfordshire County Council runs several schemes for younger people.

A Hertfordshire SaverCard entitles the holder to travel for half the adult fare at all times on local bus services within Hertfordshire and to certain destinations outside Hertfordshire (see conditions of use below). If you do not have a valid Hertfordshire SaverCard with you at the time of travel you will be charged the full adult fare.

There are two types of Hertfordshire SaverCard the 11 to 15 year old Hertfordshire SaverCard and the 16 to 18 year old Hertfordshire SaverCard.

For more information visit the following pages published by Herts County Council:

Concessionary Travel Scheme ("bus passes")

As part of a national scheme, Hertfordshire County Council has taken over the administration of the National Concessionary Travel (or free bus pass) Scheme from district councils including Stevenage Borough Council.

Leaflets explaining the change are available from our Customer Service Centre in Danestrete.

What does this mean for you?

This change has no effect on current bus passes, which will remain valid until their expiry date. Anyone wishing to obtain a new pass or renew their existing pass will simply have to send their application (or renewal) form to Hertfordshire County Council instead of to Stevenage Borough Council.

How to apply

You can still pick up a paper application form from the Customer Service Centre in Danestrete. You will need to complete it and return it to Hertfordshire County Council.

Or you can download a form and complete your application at

Entitlement for bus passes

On 6 April 2010 the age at which people become eligible for concessionary travel changed. This was in line with changes which are being made to the state pension age.

You may apply for a disabled bus pass at any age.

Please visit the website to check whether you are entitled to a free bus pass.

More information

For more information please contact the Concessionary Travel Team at Hertfordshire County Council:

Hertfordshire County Council,
PO Box 153,
Herts SG1 2GH

0300 123 4050 


Useful links

HCC information on Hertfordshire Savercard

HCC information on bus passes

Stevenage Borough Council is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


Related pages

Passenger transport