Help with transport costs

Get around by bus for £2

More than 130 bus operators across England have signed up to cap single bus fares at £2 from 1 January to 31 March 2023, thanks to £60 million in government funding. The cap could save people almost a third of the average bus fare outside London (£2.80), while in some rural areas bus tickets can reach over £5 for a single journey.

Visit your local bus operator website for more information about the £2 cap in your area. Further information on the cap and participating operators can be found here.

Traveline.info can also be used to plan journeys and find more information on £2 routes.

Save 1/3rd on rail journeys

You can get up to a third off train fares with a railcard in Great Britain, saving up to £142 a year on average.

Save one third on rail journeys with a railcard

50% off travel if you’re on Universal Credit

You may be eligible for a Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card if you’re on Universal Credit.

Find out more information on the National Rail website

Cutting fuel duty

Fuel duty for petrol and diesel has been cut by 5 pence per litre across the whole of the UK until March 2023. It saves £100 for the average car driver, £200 for the average van driver and £1,500 for the average haulier.

Bus passes

In England you can get a bus pass for free travel when you reach the State Pension age.

Apply for an older person’s bus pass


If you’re disabled then you may be eligible for a disabled person’s pass if you live in England.

Apply for a disabled person’s bus pass