Free or discounted travel

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

Concessionary travel card

The SPT Travel Card Unit will be closed until further notice. Visit the SPT website for more information.

Please note, it may take up to 30 working days to process your application.

What's a National Entitlement Card?

A National Entitlement Card (NEC) card gives you free travel on most bus services and discounts on some train and subway fares.

Read more about free or discounted travel on the SPT website.

It can also be used for a:

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

What you need to apply

You need:

  • a recent passport sized photo.

Proof of age such as a:

  • Birth certificate
  • Passport
  • Photo driving license
  • Proof of entitlement

Please note, award letters should be dated within the past 12 months and show the applicant's name and address.

Proof of address such as a:

  • 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 the Home Office or Immigration Office
  • letter from school/college/university

How to apply

Age 60 or over

If you're age 60 or over you can apply for Scotland-wide free bus travel.

Apply online

Alternatively, you can get an application form from a post office or the SPT Travel Card Unit at Buchanan Bus Station.

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

Once you've filled out your application, return it to a post office or the SPT Travel Card Unit at Buchanan Bus Station.


You can apply at the SPT Travel Card Unit at Buchanan Bus Station.

Apply online

Processing your application

Once your application has been received with all the correct documentation, your NEC will be issued to your home address within 20 working days.

Contact us


Phone: 0141 577 3001

Last modified on 26 November 2020

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