Having access to a range of travel and transport options can help support your independence. You may also be entitled to subsidised travel which can help with the cost of getting around.
Public transport options
You could look into applying for a disabled bus pass and benefit from free bus travel across the county. You can also apply for a travel wallet to let bus drivers know what help you need from them.
You could look into applying for a Disabled Persons Railcard. A disabled person’s railcard gets the card holder, and the person travelling with them, 1/3 off the price of their train ticket. You can get one if you:
- Receive Personal Independence Payments (PIP)
- Receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA) at either: the higher or lower rate for the mobility component, or the higher or middle rate for the care component
- Are blind/ partially sighted
- Are Deaf/ hard of hearing
Oyster and pay as you go travel
Disabled Persons Railcard holders are also able to register their Railcard discount onto their Oyster card. This will allow you to get 1/3 off Oyster pay as you go single fares and daily caps on London Underground and Docklands Light Railway services also.