FREE to Choose Bus

5 months ago Tue 16th Jan 2024

FREE to Choose Bus

Bus travel in Scotland is absolutely FREE if you are under 22 or over 60 and living in Scotland!  

Whether it's popping to the shops, exploring your local area, spending time with family and friends or keeping active by accessing one of the many walks and cycle paths in the West Coast of Scotland, bus can get you there - saving you money, reducing stress and cutting your carbon emissions.

passengers holding NEC card

Why choose the bus?

  • FREE to go greener – more people on buses means fewer cars on the road, which reduces damaging carbon emissions and improves air quality. Think about times you can use a bus instead of taking the car and help Scotland to meet its net zero goals.
  • FREE to save - If you are under 22, over 60, or have a disability you can travel for free. For others, different types of tickets are available to suit how often you travel and save you money.
  • FREE to see and do - taking the bus opens up lots of possibilities to explore your local area and all that it has to offer, there's so much to see and do in Glasgow and the West Coast of Scotland.  It may be a trip into Glasgow, a visit to the beautiful Isle of Bute or hopping across to the Isle of Mull.
  • FREE to be independent - free bus travel means that you can travel independently without having to rely on either your own car or getting a lift! 
  • FREE to be active - taking the bus opens up a whole world of activity from exploring some fantastic walking trails or as simple as dropping you off at your local sports centre.
  • FREE to spend time - free bus travel allows you to spend more time with the people you love.  Day out with the grandchildren? With under 22s and over 60s entitled to free bus travel, your day out could be absolutely free!
  • FREE to recharge - taking the bus instead of driving means relaxing without worrying about stopping for petrol, dealing with congestion, or finding somewhere to park.  Hop on the bus along the coast to soak up the amazing scenery and get away from it all.

New to using bus?

Just got your NEC card and feeling a bit daunted about using bus?  Maybe it's been a while and you're not sure what's changed.  We're here to help, here are our top tips for using the bus:

➡️ Download the West Coast Motors app! From planning journeys to tracking your bus live, there's a whole host of functions to make your journey easier!

➡️ Pop into either our tour shop in Oban or our head office in Campbeltown, our customer service advisors are super friendly and can give you lots of advice on which bus to get, where to get it and the best ticket to buy. Nothing beats advice from an actual, real person.

➡️ Pick up one of our printed timetables, these are great for popping in your bag for the services you use the most. We're gradually getting back to printing more and more of these so look out for them on your local services.

➡️ Don't forget, you can also call us on 01586 552 319. We'll be happy to help and get you where you need to be.

How do I get my free travel?

Find out more and apply today at getyournec.scot.  Don't delay, apply today to ensure you are FREE to choose bus.