Get free bus travel if you are 60 or over

If you are 60 or over and live in Scotland, the National Entitlement Card (NEC) bus pass gives you free travel on most buses across Scotland.

Dumfries and Galloway bus services to and from Carlisle are also free with the NEC card.

You can apply for a new card, or a replacement for a lost, stolen, damaged or expired card. It takes about 2 weeks to get your card after you have applied.

Apply online

Apply for the NEC card

Apply in person

Call 030 33 33 3004 and ask for an appointment to make an assisted application at one of our customer service centres.

Staff will help you check your documents, take your photograph and complete your application.

Bring proof of your identity

You'll need to bring valid, current, documents to prove your identity:

  • proof of who you are, for example your birth certificate (unless your name has changed), passport, driving licence or marriage certificate
  • proof of your address, for example a utility bill, bank statement, TV licence, Council Tax bill, or a letter from HMRC or DWP

Bring photographic evidence

You'll need to bring your current passport or photo driving licence.

If you do not have photographic evidence

If you do not have a current passport or photo driving licence, bring a passport-style photo signed and dated by a referee.

Check who can be a referee