Concessions

Older people and people with a qualifying disability can apply for a concessionary bus pass under the National Concessionary Scheme.

To apply for a concessionary bus pass, you need to contact your local council. If you live on our network, this will most likely be Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council or Leicestershire County Council.

On our buses, please place your concessionary bus pass on the green card reader near the driver’s cab and wait for the reader to show a green light.

All English council issued Concessionary passes can be used on our buses as follows:

  • Weekdays: between 09:30 and 23:00 inclusive
  • Saturday early morning: between 00:00 and 01:00 on ‘midnight’ departures from the City Centre, but not on any “N” NightBus service
  • Saturdays*, Sundays and Bank Holidays: between 04:30 and 01:00, but not on any “N” NightBus service

Nottingham City Council Disabled card holders can also use their pass within the Nottingham City Area* before 09:30 on weekdays after 23:00 on weekdays, but not on any “N” NightBus service.

* At Christmas, where a Saturday timetable usually applies on weekdays, passes are valid as per normal weekday rules. The ‘City Area’ includes all NCT services over their complete route except on the following services, where they are valid between the points shown:

  • 1 between Nottingham and Clifton Pastures

  • 26, 26C between Nottingham and Carlton-le-Willows School/Linden Grove

  • 46, 47 between Nottingham and Spring Lane (Gedling Country Park) or Mapperley Plains (Coppice Road)

  • 100 between Nottingham and Carlton-le-Willows School/Linden Grove