People aged 60 and over and some groups of disabled people are eligible for discounted travel on a range of services on production of a SmartPass.
Discounted travel is funded in most cases through the Northern Ireland Concessionary Fares Scheme, although discounted travel on rural community transport is funded through the Assisted Rural Travel Scheme.
Eligible Services in Northern Ireland
Your SmartPass can be used on all bus and train services operated by Translink in Northern Ireland.
Your SmartPass can also be used for discounted fares on the Strangford and Rathlin ferry services.
Your SmartPass can be used for discounted travel on the rural Dial-a-Lift service provided by community transport.
Travel in Ireland
People aged 65 and over can use their SmartPass to travel free on public transport throughout the island of Ireland.
People who are registered blind can use their SmartPass to travel free point to point between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. This means you can travel from Belfast to Dublin for free but would have to pay full fare if you are travelling on to another destination in the South after visiting Dublin.
Travel in Great Britain
You cannot use your SmartPass when travelling in Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales or the Channel Islands).
Older people and disabled people from Northern Ireland can apply for Railcard which entitles you to a discount on rail fares in Great Britain.
Visit the Senior Railcard website.
Visit the Disabled Persons Railcard website.