Scotland-wide Young Persons’ Free Bus Travel Scheme for Under 22s

As you may know, the scheme launched in January this year allowing children and young people aged 5-21 who live in Scotland to travel for free by bus with a valid National Entitlement Card (NEC) or Young Scot NEC.

We’re already seeing lots of young people benefitting from the scheme, and in September we launched a nationwide marketing campaign to increase awareness and understanding of the scheme and to encourage even more young people to apply.

Our website,, has lots of information about free bus travel, how it works, how to apply, the benefits and some tips for travelling safely too