Cheaper travel with the National Entitlement Card scheme.
Transport Scotland aims to make travel as accessible and affordable as possible. To achieve this, we offer concessionary travel for young Scots, disabled travellers, over 60s and ferry passengers.
We aim to continue assisting with your enquiries or concerns during this time, and have therefore provided alternative contact email addresses
Latest advice on applying for a new bus pass and renewing or replacing your existing card
The National Entitlement Card allows eligible individuals to access free bus travel across Scotland. Contact your local authority, or SPT in some areas, to apply or renew
The National Entitlement Card allows disabled and elderly people in Scotland who meet the scheme eligibility criteria to travel for free on the nation’s bus networks
Residents of the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland who have a National Entitlement Card can also get two free return ferry journeys to the mainland each year
The Young Scot National Entitlement Scheme helps make travel cheaper across Scotland. Apply today if you are aged 16-18 or you are a full time volunteer under 26
The Thistle Assistance Card and App was developed to make using public transport easier for older people and those with disabilities or illness
Review of concessionary travel for young people under 26 years of age
Non-bus concessions also delivered on the National Entitlement Card (NEC)
How to report concerns about misuse of the Concessionary Travel Scheme for investigation
Travel on rail and subway using your NEC smartcard rather than needing separate smartcards or tickets
We are working to introduce a new statutory scheme to allow 5-18 year olds resident in Scotland to access free bus travel through the National Entitlement Card.