About the Senior Robin Hood card Scheme

The English National Concessionary Travel Scheme allows cardholders free travel on all local bus services in England between 9.30am and 11pm Monday to Friday and at all times at weekends and bank holidays.

Senior Robin Hood Card holders - For Nottingham City residents - In addition to the National Scheme, Nottingham City Council also provide additional travel benefits for Nottingham city residents: Free travel on the tram plus bus and tram Park and Ride 09.30am to 11pm Monday to Friday and at all times at weekends and bank holidays. 

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If your pass is issued by Nottinghamshire County Council or another authority, please see their information on Concessionary cards.

Please note that your pass is only valid on bus services outside Nottingham, not tube, trams or trains. Certain bus services are also excluded, such as premium night buses, trent barton's Red Arrow and National Express services. If you're in any doubt about a particular service, please contact the operator to confirm whether your pass will be accepted. If you're unable to use conventional bus services, there is a door-to-door service available provided by Easylink. For more information, contact Easylink directly on (0115) 969 1801 or click here.

Applying for a Senior Robin Hood card

When can I apply?

If you're eligible to apply for a Senior Robin Hood Card, you will need to apply in person at our Travel Centre in the Broadmarsh Bus Station in Nottingham City Centre.

You will need to take with you proof of your address (such as a bank statement or utility bill) and proof of your age. You will also need to know your National Insurance number as this is required on the application form. Whilst you're there, we'll take a photograph of you for your new card and once we've processed your application we'll post your card to your home address. This can take up to 10 working days altogether.

If you want to download the application form in advance, please click on the link below. Once you've downloaded it, you can print it, fill it out and take it with you to the Broadmarsh Travel Centre.

Click here to download the Senior card application form

How do I apply?

If you're eligible to apply for a Senior Robin Hood Card, you will need to apply in person at our Travel Centre in the Broadmarsh Bus Station in Nottingham City Centre.

You will need to take with you proof of your address (such as a bank statement or utility bill) and proof of your age. You will also need to know your National Insurance number as this is required on the application form. Whilst you're there, we'll take a photograph of you for your new card and once we've processed your application we'll post your card to your home address. This can take up to 10 working days altogether.

If you want to download the application form in advance, please click on the link below. Once you've downloaded it, you can print it, fill it out and take it with you to the Broadmarsh Travel Centre.

Click here to download the Senior card application form

Senior card Age of Eligibility

If you were born after 6 August 1952 please refer to the table below to see when you can apply for your Senior card.

Date of Birth Date of Eligibility
6 February 1953 to 5 March 1953 6 January 2016
6 March 1953 to 5 April 1953 6 March 2016
6 April 1953 to 5 May 1953 6 July 2016
6 May 1953 to 5 June 1953 6 November 2016
6 June 1953 to 5 July 1953 6 March 2017
6 July 1953 to 5 August 1953 6 July 2017
6 August 1953 to 5 September 1953 6 November 2017
6 September 1953 to 5 October 1953 6 March 2018
6 October 1953 to 5 November 1953 6 July 2018
6 November 1953 to 5 December 1953    6 November 2018
6 December 1953 to 5 January 1954 6 March 2019
6 January 1954 to 5 February 1954 6 May 2019
6 February 1954 to 5 March 1954 6 July 2019
6 March 1954 to 5 April 1954 6 September 2019
6 April 1954 to 5 May 1954 6 November 2019
6 May 1954 to 5 June 1954 6 January 2020
6 June 1954 to 5 July 1954 6 March 2020
6 July 1954 to 5 August 1954 6 May 2020
6 August 1954 to 5 September 1954 6 July 2020
6 September 1954 to 5 October 1954 6 September 2020   
6 October 1954 onwards 66th birthday

Acceptable Supporting Documents

Proof of City Residence

  • Current Council Tax Bill / Letter / Payment Book
  • Current Housing Association Rent Book
  • Current Television Licence
  • Residential Utility Bill * (except mobile phone)
  • Residential Bank / Building Society Statement *
  • Department of Work and Pensions Letter *
  • Residential Credit Card Statement *

* These items must be dated within the last 3 months

Proof of Name or Age

  • Letter of Pension Entitlement
  • Current Passport
  • Medical Card
  • Birth Certificate (unless your name has changed)
  • Driving Licence (paper or photocard)

Terms and Conditions for the Senior card scheme