Concessionary Travel Schemes

Concessionary Travel on the Isle of Wight

The English National Concessionary Travel Scheme

The English National Concessionary Travel Scheme enables eligible residents of the Isle of Wight to travel on local buses during off-peak times anywhere in England and at the times detailed below on the island.

The ‘New Islander Card’ Local Concessionary Travel Scheme

In addition to the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme the Isle of Wight Council offers a local concession to residents who have a ‘severe and enduring’ mental health problem and residents who could not use bus services without the assistance of a travelling companion.

The Travelling Companion concession is solely available to island residents who have been issued an English National Concessionary Travel Scheme Concession Scheme bus pass on the grounds of disability, or a New Islander Card issued on the grounds of having a mental health problem.

Free Travel on the Isle of Wight at the following times:

Island Residents who hold an age-related English National Concessionary Bus Pass and non-Island Residents who hold an English National Concessionary Bus Pass, free travel is available on eligible public bus services between the hours of 9.30am and 11pm Monday to Friday and at any time on a Saturday or Sunday or on any day which is a bank holiday.

For island residents who hold an English National Concessionary Bus pass issued on the grounds of disability or a New Islander Card, free travel is available at any time on any day of the week on eligible public bus services.