BC Bus Pass for Seniors and Others

Low-income seniors and others eligible can get a reduced-cost bus pass.

If you have the Persons with Disabilities designation (PWD) and receive disability assistance, and you would like a bus pass, visit the Transportation Support Allowance for PWDs page.

Eligibility

To get a reduced-cost pass, you must be living in an area served by BC Transit or TransLink. You must also meet one of these criteria:

  • 60-64 years old and someone in your family unit is a Person with Disabilities receiving disability assistance from the Province of British Columbia
  • 60–64 years old and on income assistance from the Province of British Columbia
  • 60–64 years old, living on a First Nations reserve and getting assistance from the band office
  • Over 65 years old and would qualify for the GIS but do not meet the Canadian 10-year residency rule
  • Getting Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)
  • Getting the Federal Allowance
  • Getting the Allowance for the Survivor

Cost

There is an administrative fee of $45 per year for the bus pass. The pass is valid from January 1– December 31 of the calendar year.

The administration fee is not reduced if you apply partway through the year and is non-refundable.

Apply, replace your card or update your information

To apply for the pass, update your personal information or request a replacement pass: 

Call us

  • Call 1 866 866-0800
  • Press option 2
  • Enter your 10-digit phone number
  • Press option 2
  • Press option 1

We offer interpretive services over the phone in many languages. When the phone is answered, please state your language and hold for an interpreter.

If you are calling on behalf of someone, we require the individual’s verbal or written consent. The applicant can fill out the Bus Pass Consent to Disclosure Form (PDF) and submit via email, fax or mail. For information on how to fill out this form, see this example form (PDF).

Fill in the online request form

  1. Access the Online Request for Service
  2. Fill in each of the required fields
  3. Click the submit button

If you’re having trouble with the online request form, email or phone us.

Mail

BC Bus Pass Program
PO Box 9985, STN PROV GOVT
Victoria, BC V8W 9R6

Fax

1 855 771-8788

If you are advocating for more than one person, please send separate faxes for each person. This helps us maintain privacy.

Pay for your pass

Online/telephone banking

The payee is “BC-BUS PASS PROGRAM.” You will need your nine-digit bus pass account number. This number is on your bus pass application or on your current bus pass.

Expect to get your pass within three weeks. If your pass hasn't arrived within four weeks, contact us.

Send a cheque or money order

Mail your application form and payment to:

BC Bus Pass Program
PO Box 9985, STN PROV GOVT
Victoria, BC V8W 9R6

Expect to get your pass within five weeks. If your pass hasn't arrived within five weeks, contact us.

We do not accept credit cards for payment. 

Renew

You will get a renewal package in the mail approximately 3 months before your bus pass expires. Please pay early to ensure your pass is active for January 1. Contact us (the BC Bus Pass Program) if your address changes or you do not get your package by mid-November. Do not submit a new online request for service. Please allow up to 15 business days for your reprinted package to arrive.