NEC Card – Young Persons’ Free Bus Travel

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All 5-21 year olds resident in Scotland are eligible from 31 January 2022 for Young Persons’ Free Bus Travel, using a National Entitlement Card with the free bus travel product on it. Without this, you will be unable to travel for free on bus services in Scotland.

Info for parents and guardians 
If you are a parent or guardian of a 5-15 year old then you must apply on their behalf. This will allow you to continue to exercise responsibility over their wellbeing and safety. Remember that free bus travel is available nationwide. This means your child can travel across Scotland, so please take care when making the decision about applying for them.

Where can Free Bus Travel be used?

Cardholders with the free bus travel product on it will be able to access free bus travel on registered bus services across Scotland including a very limited number of local cross-border services from the south of Scotland into northern England.

Other information about the scheme:

More details about the scheme are available at