Young Persons’ Free Bus Travel

Young People aged 5 - 21 living in Scotland can now apply to access free bus travel. This is delivered via a National Entitlement Card (NEC) and will help support young people to make beneficial travel choices around easier access to work, education, social and leisure opportunities.

Parents or guardians must provide approval for children aged between 5-15 to access the scheme by applying on their behalf. Young people aged 16-21 should apply themselves.

The website provides all the information needed to apply.

If you have any queries on the actual scheme itself, you can email Transport Scotland at: