National Entitlement Card

The National Entitlement Card is a smartcard scheme run as a partnership between the Scottish Government, Scotland's local councils and others. This card allows free bus travel to older people and people with disabilities. They can travel free on any local bus service, or scheduled long distance coach service, anywhere in Scotland.

People who live in the area covered by the Strathclyde Concessionary Travel Scheme are also able to use their card to get cheaper fares on First ScotRail trains and the Glasgow Subway.

Older people 60+ and people with a disability

If you are over 60 or have a disability you can now apply online at https://getyournec.scot/nec/

Information on how to do this and what information you will need before you start, is available at: http://www.spt.co.uk/travelcards/concessions/

You can also get an application form from your nearest Post Office.

If you already have a MyAccount, you can log into it and apply through it.

We can help you to complete the application form at any of our Community Hubs. Please note due to current Covid restrictions our Community Hubs remain closed but we can help you by phone. Please call us on 0300 123 4510.

Young Scot Card (National Entitlement Card)

The Young Scot website provides information on travel discounts which includes the National Entitlement Card for young people. If you wish to apply for a Young Scot card, you can apply online at https://getyournec.scot/nec/

If you require a replacement card or to update your photograph please fill out our online form.

If you need any further advice please call 0300 123 4510.

If you already have a MyAccount, you can log into it and apply through it.

Further information

The National Entitlement Card and application process are managed by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport. For enquiries, terms and conditions and eligibility information please email freebus@spt.co.uk If you are unable to email, please call them on 0141 333 3211. For further information check out SPT or visit https://www.transport.gov.scot/concessionary-travel/