Applications open for free bus travel for 5-21 year olds in Scotland

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Wednesday 12 January 2022

Tags: transport, bus travel

Children and young people in Scotland aged 5-21 can now apply for a National Entitlement Card granting free travel on registered bus services across the country.

You can read more about eligibility and apply online now.

Free bus travel for 5-21 year olds begins from 31 January 2022.

Free bus travel for disabled people and their companions

Disabled people over five years old are also eligible for free bus travel in Scotland. In some cases, this includes free travel for a disabled person’s companion, too – see eligibility.

Anyone aged 5-21 may be better off applying for young person’s free bus travel instead if they want to avoid having to reapply once the proof of their disability expires.

But if a disabled person’s eligibility includes free travel for a companion as well, they should apply for that option.

More information about help with transport costs

Visit our webpage on transport and leisure discounts for advice on other forms of financial support available to help disabled people get out and about.

Featured image: “Lothian Buses 654 in Edinburgh” by simon835 is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0