If you are aged 66 or over, the All Ireland Free Travel Scheme will entitle you to travel for free on transport services operating internally within Northern Ireland, using a Senior SmartPass card.
Who can travel?
To qualify for free travel within Northern Ireland, you must be aged 66 or over. Under the terms of the concessionary fares scheme in Northern Ireland, only the SmartPass holder is entitled to travel free of charge. If you have a married, civil partner, cohabitant or companion pass from the Department of Social Protection, the SmartPass does not entitle your spouse, civil partner, cohabitant or companion to accompany you for free within Northern Ireland. Your spouse, civil partner, cohabitant or companion may continue to travel with you for free on cross-border journeys.
You cannot use your existing free travel pass for free travel within Northern Ireland, however you should continue to use it for free travel within the Republic of Ireland.
To avail of free travel within Northern Ireland, you must first obtain a Senior SmartPass card.
How can you get a Senior Smartpass?
An application form (FTNI1) must be completed (using black pen or biro).