The Young Persons’ Free Bus Travel Scheme allows 5-21 year olds living in Scotland to benefit from free bus travel.
All 5 to 21-year-olds living in Scotland are eligible to benefit from free bus travel. The scheme will embed more sustainable travel behaviours from a young age, open doors to new opportunities and help to meet Scotland's target of net zero emissions by 2045.
Children and young people who are 5 to 21 years old will need a new or replacement National Entitlement Card (NEC) or Young Scot National Entitlement Card (Young Scot NEC) to travel free by bus.
Parents or carers of 5 to 15-year-olds must apply on their behalf. Children under 5 years old already travel for free on the bus and don't need a card.
When you receive your new card it will look exactly the same as your previous Young Scot card but it will have the transport application encoded onto the card.