The Young Scot National Entitlement Card gives travel discounts to 16-18 year olds, or full time volunteers under 26.
If you already have a Young Scot National Entitlement Card you’ll get a bus concession card, a Scottish Youth Railcard and, if you live on an island, ferry vouchers – all when you turn 16.
Your travel cards will be automatically sent to you when you turn 16. If you don’t have a Young Scot National Entitlement Card yet, visit the Young Scot site for application details.
Scottish Youth Railcard
When you’re travelling in Scotland, your card gives you:
- One third off most rail fares
- 50% off all weekly or monthly tickets
- One third off most advance purchases
To get your discount, take your railcard and Young Scot Card and buy your tickets in person. Discounts cannot be calculated online.
Bus concession card
The bus concession card gives you to one third off adult single fares on almost all local and long-distance buses. In addition, you can use your Bus Concession Card on services to and from Carlisle and on services to and from Berwick-upon-Tweed from anywhere in Scotland.
To get your discount book in advance in person or just jump on the bus.
Scottish islanders can get two free return ferry journeys to the mainland a year. The vouchers are valid from 1 April to 31 March and are issued automatically every year until you turn 19 (or 26 if you're a full time volunteer).
Take more than one ferry to reach the mainland? Let your local authority know and they’ll send vouchers for that part of the journey too.
Questions, problems and comments
Contact your local authority for all Young Scot National Entitlement Card, Bus Concession card, Scottish Youth Railcard and ferry voucher queries.
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