Bus pass and travel discounts

How to apply for a card

Important news for card holders over 60

If you are aged between 16 and 18 years, over 60, or have a disability, you could be eligible for free or discounted travel to get around Scotland.

The National Entitlement Card and Young Scot National Entitlement Card gives free or discounted access to most types of public transport.

  • Holders of the over 60s or disabled persons card receive half fare travel on train journeys within Highland and free travel on buses throughout Scotland
  • Young people receive a third off the single adult bus fare, a railcard valid throughout Scotland allowing a discount of up to a third on train travel, and 2 return ferry vouchers to the mainland for island residents
  • Free travel is available to Highland residents on ferry journeys within Highland and at half fare on the Craignure to Oban service. Concessions are for passenger fares only
  • Companion entitlement- if you need a companion to help you use public transport your National Entitlement Card will allow them to travel for free too
  • Travellers with a visual impairment can get Scottish National Blind Scheme concessions. The card gives you free rail and free or discounted ferry travel

Please check the full details of the eligibility criteria and documents you need to show for the different types of card with Transport Scotland.

Fill out an application form which you can get from your nearest service point or phone us and we can send you one.

Find your nearest service point

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