Free Bus Travel for Under-22s

Young people can apply for a new or replacement National Entitlement Card (NEC) or Young Scot NEC to access the Young Persons’ Free Bus Travel Scheme. Only those with an essential need to travel by bus should apply at this time. That might be for work, education, health or care reasons. The scheme will go live on 31st January 2022. 

There are several ways to apply for an NEC or Young Scot NEC:

A parent or guardian must apply on behalf of 5–15 year olds and provide approval for them to travel for free by bus.

Find out more on Transport Scotland's website.

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