NEC card travel discounts

Using your NEC

The National Entitlement Card offers free or cheaper travel to young people, older people and people with a disability. Find out how to get or replace your NEC

Young people

For young people the NEC card is the same as the Young Scot card.

If you are 11 to 15, it proves you are entitled to a child fare on buses, trains and trams.

If you are 16 to 18 or you are 19 to 25 and a full time volunteer, it gives you one third off travel in Scotland, except on trams.

For other Young Scot benefits, see our Edinburgh Young Scot page.

60 and over

The NEC card entitles you to free bus travel across Scotland, and also on trams if your card was issued by the City of Edinburgh Council.

People with a disability

Your card will give you free bus travel across Scotland, and also trams if your card was issued by the City of Edinburgh Council. 

If your card has a C+ symbol this will allow a companion to travel free with you.  People with visual impairments can also get free train and cheaper ferry travel.  To find out more, visit the Transport Scotland website.

Trams

For trams, you must validate your card on the platform first. 

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