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Changes to concessionary and NHS free travel


Concessionary travel before 9:30am and NHS free travel will end on Monday 24 August.


Since 23 March, Gloucestershire County Council’s concessionary travel passes have been valid without any time restrictions.

From Monday 24 August, the concessionary travel passes will return to their normal time restrictions. 

This means that concession passes will no longer be available to use for free travel before 9:30am on Mondays to Fridays.

This change reflects the easing of lockdown as well as ensuring there is capacity available for children returning to school. 

Your concessionary bus pass may be used before 9.30am on weekdays only on certain Gloucestershire routes and services, details of which are available in this service list (XLS, 45 KB) or by calling 01452 426265.

Further information on free concessionary bus passes is available at


NHS free travel

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Stagecoach West has been providing free travel for Gloucestershire NHS staff since 23 March.

This temporary arrangement will no longer apply from Monday 24 August to reflect the easing of lockdown.   

Gloucestershire NHS staff can still enjoy discounted bus travel when they show their NHS ID card.

  • Travel to Cheltenham or Gloucester from anywhere in the county for only £2
  • Travel on the 94U service between Gloucester and Cheltenham for only £1

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