Young people (5-21)

Young people (aged 5-21) resident in Scotland are eligible for free bus travel with a valid NEC card.

How to apply

Applications can be completed using this online form for a new National Entitlement Card (NEC). You will be guided step-by-step through the process and will be asked to provide proof of certain details.

Parents/guardians must apply on behalf of children (aged 5-15). Young people (aged 16-21) can apply on their own behalf. Once approved, the NEC will be delivered to your home address.

If you cannot apply online, forms are available at schools for children (aged 5-15). Any other queries can be directed to Dundee City Council's customer services team by:

  • Emailing [email protected]
  • Calling 01382 433267
  • Visiting Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee, DD1 1QE

How it works

Once you have your new NEC, simply board the bus and place it on the ticket machine card reader. Tell the driver where you're going and wait for your ticket to come out. Take your ticket and your NEC away with you, and then go and find a seat to enjoy your journey. Easy!

Back-up tickets and prices

Free travel is only available to those with a valid/working NEC. Otherwise, you'll be asked to pay a fare (see below) or risk being turned away. Even if you have applied for a card but it has not yet been delivered, it will be necessary to continue paying in the meantime as normal.

As of Monday 25 April 2022: child (aged 5-15) fares remain frozen (see below), but young people (aged 16-18) must pay adult prices.

Child (5-15) fares
  Paper tickets Digital tickets
Short Hop £1.15 ---
Long Hop £1.50 £1.50
10-Trip Bundle £13.50 £13.00
DaySaver £2.90 £2.60
WeekSaver £9.00 £8.50
4-WeekSaver --- £30.00
ABCday --- £3.00
ABCweek --- £9.70