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OAP Bus pass to London

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OAP Bus pass to London

Can you get to London on a OAP bus Pass ?

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1. Re: OAP Bus pass to London

I don't know how it works in the rest of England, but in Liverpool and Merseyside you qualify for a free travel pass when you are 60.

This can be used to travel off peak on all bus, train and ferry services on Merseyside for free.

Once you are 65 you can then use the pass to travel off peak on all buses in England for free.

merseytravel.gov.uk/Site%20Documents/Free%20…

So I assume that if you are 65 or over and have a bus pass issued by your local authority in Peterborough you will be able to travel down to London (or anywhere in England) on the bus for free.

Edited: 21 December 2012, 21:30
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2. Re: OAP Bus pass to London

I suspect OP wants a route from Peterborough to London without using a train, Megabus or National Express coach

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3. Re: OAP Bus pass to London

OAP bus passes in England are not valid on services with reservations, so you can't use it on services such as NationAl Express coaches.

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4. Re: OAP Bus pass to London

The only option I can see is service B from Peterborough Queensgate to Cambridge, a bus to Saffron Walden and then from there to Bishops Stortford, from Stortford a bus to Harlow, and then a bus from Harlow into Stratford or London area..

In other words, that may take 5+ hours you'd be better off getting a cheap day return train ticket I'm afraid and take 50-60 minutes compared to more than half a day. You are also entitled to a Senior railcard which would give you a third off train fares but that would cost £18 or so a year.

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5. Re: OAP Bus pass to London

Stagecoach route B. hourly from Peterborough, Queensgate Bus Station to Cambridge, Drummer Street Bus Station, with a ride along the world's longest guided busway thrown in as a treat.

Stagecoach route 26: hourly from Cambridge, Drummer Street Bus Station to Royston, Bus Station..

Arriva route 331: Royston, Bus Station to Ware, College, irregular but about every 2 hours.

Cross the road.

Arriva routes 310/310a: Ware, College to Waltham Cross, Bus Station, frequent (up to every 10 minutes).

From Waltham Cross it depends where you are headed for in London, but the 279 to Seven Sisters Station or Manor House Station, or the 217 to Turnpike Lane Station, will connect with buses headed into various parts of central London.

This assumes you are travelling during the day Monday-Saturday - services outside London are much more sparse during the evening and on Sunday and some of these services do not run at all then.

There are probably other combinations of route, but this is the best one I can think of.

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6. Re: OAP Bus pass to London

So you can do it, that answer my question, now don't think I will be trying it.

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7. Re: OAP Bus pass to London

No worries - I enjoy that sort of challenge!

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8. Re: OAP Bus pass to London

A pensioner has travelled by senior bus pass from the Scottish border to Lands End.

dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1025739/Britain…

(And on this occasion I see no reason to doubt it even though it was in the Daily Mail).

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