Concessionary travel and bus passes


People who live in Scotland and are aged 60 and over or who have a disability can apply for a National Entitlement Card (NEC). This scheme provides free bus travel throughout Scotland.

You can also use your NEC as your library card.

Your NEC is valid on services to and from Carlisle and on services to and from Berwick-upon-Tweed from anywhere in Scotland. It is not valid for travel within these towns.

Who can Apply?

Over 60s eligibility

  • Aged 60 or older
  • A resident in Scotland

Disabled people eligibility

Further information on sight impaired travellers and the benefits and concessions that are available.

Young Scot Card

If you are aged 16-18 (or a full time volunteer) you can get special deals on travel using your Young Scot card, including one third off bus journeys and up to 50% of train travel.

For further information, including if you qualify, and guidance on what we can accept as proof please visit Transport Scotland.

BSL users

View this page in BSL (British Sign Language).

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