National Bus Pass & Suffolk County Council 16-19 Endeavour Card

                       National Bus Pass 
 The Complete Guide to Using and Applying for a “National Bus Pass”

     Suffolk County Council Endeavour Card 
           
25% Discount Bus Travel for 16-19 years across Suffolk  

 
 National Bus Pass
Qualifying for a “National Pass
Senior Citizens
All Felixstowe and Suffolk residents born before the 5 April 1950 are entitled to a “National Pass” for free travel on local bus routes between 09:30 and 23:00 Mondays to Fridays and at anytime at weekends, Public & Bank Holidays. 
 
All Felixstowe and Suffolk residents born after the 5 April 1950 are entitled to a “National Bus” when they reach the national pensionable age of women born on5 April 1950. 
 
Disabled Persons
Disabled residents of Felixstowe and Suffolk are eligible for a disabled person's National Pass” providing they are registered as being disabled in the following categories 
 
Blind or partially sighted
Profoundly or severely deaf
Without speech
Have a disability, or have suffered an injury, which has a substantial and long-term effect on the ability to walk
Do not have arms or have long-term loss of the use of both arms
Have a learning disability
If a driving licence application is refused under section 92 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (physical fitness).
   (This do not included “Drink or Drug Driving” offences) 
 
Applyingfor a “National Pass
“National Bus Pass” application forms can be obtained from any “Suffolk County or District Council Offices” and Felixstowe Library. 
 
Request a “National Bus Pass” application form from Suffolk County Council by Telephone 0845 600 0659 
 
All completed application forms are required to be present with a passport size photograph of the applicant and with proof that the applicant is entitled to hold a “National Bus Pass”
 
Travel Restrictions
National Bus Pass” can only be used on “Local Bus Routes” in England (including London) after 09:30 Mondays to Fridays until 23:00 Mondays to Friday. Not valid for travel in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 
 
Can be used “Anytime” at weekends, Public and Bank Holidays. 
 
Travelling before 09:30 and after 23:00 Mondays to Fridays. A full adult fare must be paid to travel. In certain areas of England (which do not include Suffolk) a “Concessionary Fare” may be available upon showing a “National Bus Pass” to the driver. 
 
“National Bus Pass” cannot be used on “National Express”, “Airport by Coach” and other express coach services. “National Express” offers a discount to “National Bus Pass Holders” if the pass is shown when buying a ticket.
“National Bus Pass” cannot be used on “Sightseeing Tours” (including Felixstowe Open Top Bus Tour” but discounts are often available on presenting a “National Bus Pass”
Using The “National Pass
When boarding the bus show the “National Bus Pass” to the driver. He may ask you to swipe the pass in a card reader or alternately issue you with a “zero fare” ticket
 
 Suffolk County Council Endeavour Card
The Endeavour Smartcard is available free for all 16-19 year olds living in the Felixstowe area. Endeavour card holders are entitled to 25% discount on all adult single and return bus fares with no travel restrictions on services operated by First, Ipswich Buses & Suffolk Norse Cards can be used for cashless payment as with the "London Oyster Card" providing there is sufficient credit on the card. 
To apply for an "Endeavour Card" Click Here