Buses and bus passes

Buses are becoming increasingly accessible and Translink offers various Smartpasses for people with disabilities. New single-decker and double-decker buses are designed to be accessible to people with disabilities, including wheelchair users.

Blind Smartpass

To be eligible to apply for a Registered Blind SmartPass you must be registered as blind with your local Health and Social Services Trust and be resident in Northern Ireland for a period of at least three months.

Disability Living Allowance Smartpass

To be eligible to apply for this half fare concessionary travel pass you must:

  • get either the higher or lower rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance, provided the award of this benefit has been for at least 12 months
  • be aged between 16 and 59
  • have been resident in Northern Ireland for a minimum of three months
  • Half Fare SmartPass - Disability Living Allowance

Learning Disability Smartpass

This half fare concessionary travel pass is available to those who have a learning disability, that is, a state of arrested or incomplete development of mind, which includes significant impairment of intelligence and social functioning and who are known to their local Health and Social Services Trust, are aged between 16 and 59 and have been resident in Northern Ireland for a minimum period of three months.

Partially Sighted Smartpass

This half fare concessionary travel pass is available only to those individuals who are registered as partially sighted with their local Health and Social Services Trust, are aged between 16 and 59 and have been resident in Northern Ireland for a minimum of three months.

War Disablement Smartpass

To qualify for free fares on public transport you must get a regular War Disablement Pension or Guaranteed Income Payment from the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency, and be permanently resident in Northern Ireland.

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