The National Bus Pass, known in Derbyshire as the Gold Card, is available to over-60s and people with certain disabilities, and enables eligible people to travel free, off-peak on local buses anywhere in England, get discounts at around 1,000 shops and other local businesses and to borrow at all Derbyshire and Derby city libraries.
Gold Card holders can also use community transport dial-a-bus services. You will be charged a £1 flat-rate single fare (£2 return). It doesn't matter how far you travel on a dial-a-bus, the fare is the same.
To see if you qualify for a Gold Card, please visit Derbyshire County Council's eligibility page. The national state pension online calculator (opens in a new window) will tell you when you become eligible for a Gold Card. First you need to state if you are male or female, then insert your date of birth. To find details of when you get your Gold Card bus pass you will need to scroll down to the bottom of the page.
You can download a Gold Card application form here [PDF 335KB].
The Gold Card scheme was introduced in April 2008. On 1 April 2011 Derbyshire County Council became responsible for keeping Gold Card records. Existing Gold Card holders’ details including name, address and date of birth were transferred from Erewash Borough Council to Derbyshire County Council at this time. If you have any queries or concerns about the transfer of your personal information please Call Derbyshire on 08456 058058.