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National Entitlement Card for Junior Disabled Companion


To find out if you are eligible for a disabled person's card please visit Transport Scotland: Disabled people eligibility.

Bus services and travel information

You can travel anywhere in Scotland with your card.

In addition you may travel to and from Carlisle from Dumfries and Galloway and to and from Berwick-upon-Tweed from the Scottish Borders. Your National Entitlement Card does not give you free bus travel within Carlisle or Berwick-upon-Tweed.

For long distance journeys you may wish to pay a booking fee to guarantee your seat. You should contact the bus operator to confirm whether a fee would be applicable.

You can also benefit from non-bus concessions operated by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT). SPT operates a concessionary rail and subway scheme that gives discounted rail travel for anyone travelling within the SPT area. For further information on rail and subway travel please contact SPT.

For information on concessionary travel please visit Transport Scotland: Concessionary travel.

Traveline Scotland provides journey planning information for people who want to use public transport to get around Scotland.


The National Entitlement Card Scheme allows for free travel for companions where required by eligible disabled people of any age, including children under 5.

This allows the eligible person and one companion to travel free of charge together for the same journey by bus. The companion can be a different person from journey to journey, providing they get on and off the bus at the same places as the card holder. There is no need for a companion cardholder to be accompanied on all journeys they make. They have the choice of whether to travel on their own or whether to have a companion with them.

To check if you qualify or for further information please visit Transport Scotland: Concessionary travel 60+ or disabled

How to apply

Apply online and access the following services:

  • submit a new application
  • request a replacement card
  • update your address or photo

Apply online for the above NEC services

Contact Information


National Entitlement Card