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Gold Card

Gold Card is our travel, discount and library card for older people and people with certain disabilities.

sample Gold Card

Free bus travel

Gold Card currently allows you to travel free, on local buses, throughout Derbyshire, from 9.30am up to 11pm weekdays, and at any time during weekends and on bank holidays.

Gold Card also allows you to travel free, off-peak on local buses throughout the whole of England, from 9.30am to 11pm weekdays and at any time during weekends and bank holidays.

Gold Card holders can also travel free-of-charge anytime on Derbyshire Connect Dial-a-Bus 'shopping' buses.

Ticket machines on buses throughout the county will be able to detect cancelled Gold Cards.

A card may have been cancelled because:

  • you told the council your card was lost or stolen
  • you've had multiple Gold Cards and are not using the most-up-to date card
  • your Gold Card has been used fraudulently
  • you no longer qualify for free travel

If your card has not worked the driver may let you travel for free but will advise you to get a new card. If you have a card because of your age you can apply for a Gold Card online. Or contact your district or borough council.

Library card

Your Derbyshire Gold Card can also be used as a library card at all Derbyshire libraries. Just hand it to a member of library staff the first time you want to use it and they'll register your details.

Change of circumstances

If you've changed address, someone has died or your Gold Card is no longer required, please contact your district, borough or Derby City Council.