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Concessionary Travel

Contact SPT Travel Card Unit

  • Phone 0141 333 3211

What is it?

If you're over 60, or have a disability, you could be eligible for free or subsidised travel to get around Scotland and your local area.

The National Entitlement Card gives holders free bus travel in Scotland and reduced fares on trains and Subway in the Strathclyde area.

How to apply?

You can download an application form from the SPT website, or alternatively people aged 60 and over can get an application form (LS304) from their local Post Office.

People with disabilities can get an application form (NCT001) from the Social Work office or contact the SPT Travel Card Unit on 0141 333 3211 for advice on where to apply.

You will need:

  • A completed application form
  • A recent photograph
  • Proof of age or disability
  • Proof of your current address

Check the National Entitlement Card website for more information on proofs required to confirm your identity and address.

Young persons' Free Travel Scheme

From 31 January, 5 to 21 year olds living in Scotland will be eligible for free bus travel. 

Children and young people who are 5 to 21 years old will need a new or replacement National Entitlement Card (NEC) or Young Scot National Entitlement Card (Young Scot NEC) to travel for free by bus. Parents or guardians of 5 to 15 year olds must apply on their behalf. 

Children under 5 years old already travel for free on commercial bus services and do no need a card, however you can apply two weeks before your child is due to turn 5 for their card.

Read the latest news on Free bus travel for under 22s. Further information on the legislation can also be found on the Transport Scotland website.

How to apply for the Young Persons' Free Travel Scheme

You can either apply online at getyournec.scot or (if your child's school uses it) on parentsportal.scot. If you're applying online, you may find it useful, before starting the application process, to download or look out the documents as outlined on getyournec.scot that you will need. 

  • If you are aged 16-21 you must apply for a new NEC yourself
  • A parent or guardian must apply on behalf of 5-15 year olds and provide approval for them to travel for free by bus
  • Children under 5 years old do not need a card as they already travel for free on commercial bus services

Which NEC

AgeWhich NEC?Approval Required?
0-4 year oldsNo card needed to travel for free by busNo
5-10 year oldsNEC (without photo)Parent/guardian to apply
11-15 year oldsNEC (with photo), or Young Scot NECParent/guardian to apply
16-21 year oldsNEC (with photo), or Young Scot NECApply by themselves

 

Contact SPT Travel Card Unit

  • Phone 0141 333 3211
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