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Free or discounted travel

You can apply for a National Entitlement Card for free or discounted travel if you're disabled or over 60.

View of National Entitlement Card for Older Person or Disabled Person

What is it a National Entitlement Card (NEC)?

An NEC card gives you free travel on most bus services and discounts on some train and subway fares.

Read full details from SPT about free or discounted travel..

It can also be used for a:

  • bus pass
  • library card
  • leisure membership card
  • Young Person's card for 11 to 25 year olds

How to apply

Over 60

You can get an application from the post office, an SPT travel centre or Buchanan Bus Station.

Applications can be made from 14 days before your 60th birthday.


You apply at an SPT travel centre, Buchanan Bus Station or your local council.

Find out from Transport Scotland if you qualify

What you need

A recent passport sized photo.

Proof of age

  • birth certificate
  • passport
  • photo driving license
  • proof of entitlement (award letters should be dated within the past 12 months and show the applicant's name and address)

Proof of address

  • current council tax bill
  • council rent book
  • gas, electricity or phone bill dated within the past 3 months
  • bank statement dated within the past 3 months
  • current television licence
  • letter from residential home confirming you live there
  • letter from Home Office or Immigration Office
  • letter from school/college/university

Processing your application

Once your application has been received with all the correct documentation, your NEC will be issued to your home address within 14 days for an over 60 application and 15 working days for a disabled application.



Phone: 0141 577 3001

Related information

Renewing or replacing your National Entitlement Card

Young Person's National Entitlement Card

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