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Under 22s Free Bus Travel

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If you are under 22 years old and living in Scotland, you are eligible for free nationwide bus travel. Find more about how to apply here.

In order to use the free bus travel, you must have a National Entitlement Card (NEC) or Young Scot National Entitlement Card (Young Scot NEC).

How to Apply

You can apply online on the Get Your NEC website. If you are applying online, it may be useful to look out the documents you will need as part of the application process, such as proof of identity and address. 

Get Your NEC

If you already have a NEC or Young Scot NEC, then you can simply download free bus travel onto your existing card using the Transport Scot Pass Collect App.

Transport Scot Pass Collect App

Under 22s Free Bus Travel Scheme

To familiarise yourself further with the scheme, visit the Young Persons’ Free Bus Travel scheme website below.

Young Persons’ (Under 22s) Free Bus Travel


Blog post originally written by Donald Jennings, Informatics Communications Intern 2022.

Edited by Dimona Videnlieva, Informatics Communications Intern 2023.


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