I already have a disabled National Entitlement Card (NEC) for the Older and Disabled Scheme. Will I need a new card to continue to travel on the bus for free?
It is your choice. Some local council areas provide discounted travel on
rail, tram or subway with a Disabled Persons’ NEC, but you are likely to have
to renew that card more often. Currently, a Disabled Persons’ NEC is valid for
up to three years. Further information can be found at https://www.transport.gov.scot/concessionary-travel/60plus-or-disabled/
However, if you have a Disabled Companion NEC, allowing a companion to
travel for free with you, then you should not change to the new under 22 scheme.
The new under 22 scheme does not allow anyone to travel with you for free.
Why do I need a new NEC/Young Scot NEC to get free bus travel?
Your new card will have the free travel entitlement digitally encoded. All bus journeys made under the scheme must be recorded so that the Scottish Government can reimburse operators for the fare. Tapping your NEC or Young Scot NEC on the ticket ...
Who can get under 22 free bus travel?
Every 5-21 year old living in Scotland for more than 6 months of the year can travel for free by bus if they have a new (issued on or after 10th January 2022) and valid National Entitlement Card (NEC) or Young Scot National Entitlement Card (Young ...
How do I get free under 22 bus travel?
You will need a new NEC or a Young Scot NEC issued on or after 10th January 2022. You will not be able to travel for free on the bus without one. If you already have a card (issued on or before 9th January 2022), you will need to apply for a ...
Does my National Entitlement Card (NEC) allow me discounts or free travel on rail, tram, subway or ferry?
The free travel scheme is for bus only. However, there may be other discounts available. Information on other concessionary travels schemes available in Scotland can be found here: https://www.transport.gov.scot/concessionary-travel/
How do I get a new NEC or Young Scot NEC?
From 10th January 2022, you can either apply online at getyournec.scot or (if your child’s school uses it) on parentsportal.scot. If you’re applying online, you may find it useful, before starting the application process, to download or look out the ...