The main terms & conditions regarding use of Free Travel Passes are set out below:
- If you are over 66 years of age and you permanently live in the State, the Free Travel Scheme allows you to travel for free on certain transport services.
- If you qualify for a Free Travel Pass and you are married you may get a Free Travel Pass that allows your spouse to join you for free when you are travelling with them.
- You may be eligible to get a Free Travel Companion Pass if you are medically assessed as unfit to travel alone - this type of pass allows any one person, aged 16 or over, to accompany you for free, when you are travelling with them.
- Only the named person can use the Free Travel Pass, you cannot let another person use it.
- To travel for free you must always produce your Free Travel Pass for inspection to the ferry operator.
- You and your accompanying spouse / companion may also need to produce evidence of identity at the gangway, by producing a sample of your signature(s) and/ or photographic identification.
- A Free Travel Pass may be taken and returned to the Department of Social Protection if there are good reasons for suspecting that it is being misused.
If you should require any further information with regard to the above you may refer to the Department of Social Protection's website www.welfare.ie or go to one of our offices where there is a copy of the full terms & conditions.