Public Transport - Travel Passes

Disabled Person's Pass

Children or young people with a special educational need or disability may qualify for a Disabled Person's pass.  

If they live in South Yorkshire, they may get a pass if they:

  • are blind or partially-sighted 
  • are deaf or without speech 
  • have a disability which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on your ability to walk 
  • do not have arms or have long-term loss of the use of your arms 
  • have a learning disability 
  • have been or would be refused a driver’s licence on medical grounds

A Disabled Pass will entitle free travel on many buses, trains and trams.  For all the information and how to apply please visit the Travel South Yorkshire website.

If you don’t automatically qualify for a disabled pass with Travel South Yorkshire, you can apply to Sheffield City Council. If you can prove you meet additional criteria they will issue a letter of entitlement.

Travelling with a Carer

If you qualify for a Disabled Person's pass and are in receipt of the:

  • Higher Rate Care Component of DLA,
  • Enhanced Daily Living Component of PIP or
  • Higher Rate Attendance Allowance,

Your pass will allow one carer to travel with you for free. Your pass will bear the ‘plus C’ logo. This is valid only in the ‘Local to South Yorkshire’ area.  Find out more.

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Disabled Persons Railcard

The National Rail service offer a Disabled Persons Railcard and other discounts. Most of the discounts apply to adult fares for passengers aged from 16. However, 5 to 15-year olds that are eligible can apply for a Disabled Persons Railcard. While the Railcard doesn't offer discounts on child fares, it will allow one person travelling with the cardholder to get 1/3 off most rail fares.

For further details about discounts on rail fares and how to apply, please see the Disabled Persons Railcard website.

Diasbled people and transport rights

The Equality and Human Rights Commission have made this video.  You may find it useful.  It explains what your rights are when using public transport and taxis.