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How much is a bus ticket in Scotland?

How much is a bus ticket in Scotland?

Single Tickets

Adult Young Person Concession with eligible Young Scot card
travel in 1 zone £1.80 £1.20
travel in 2 zones £2.80 £1.85
travel in 3 zones £3.80 £2.50
travel in 4 zones £4.80 £3.20

Are buses in Scotland free?

If you are 5-21 years old and live in Scotland you are eligible for free bus travel. All children and young people aged 5-21 will need to apply for a new or replacement National Entitlement Card (NEC) or Young Scot National Entitlement Card (Young Scot NEC) to access free bus travel.

How do you pay for buses in Scotland?

Depending on the operator, tickets can be loaded onto your chosen ITSO smartcard at ticket offices, ticket vending machines, on board or in advance online and can be paid for with cash, card or contactless. There are many ITSO smartcard options available to you.

Is megabus free Scotland?

Free concessionary travel with megabus is only available to Scottish National Entitlement Card holders (elderly and disabled persons) and in the case of companion card holders – their companions.

What buses will be free in Scotland?

All under 22’s resident in Scotland will have access to free bus travel from 31 January 2022, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed, implementing a commitment agreed with the Scottish Green Party.

Do Scottish buses take cash?

Good old fashioned cash is still accepted on board too. Our drivers all give change so you don’t have to worry about breaking that note before your bus arrives. Pop to your local travel shop!

Can you pay by card on bus in Scotland?

We can accept payments of up to £45 from bank cards which have the contactless symbol, as shown below. Visa, Mastercard and Maestro cards can be used to make payments on our buses, however we are unable to accept payments made using American Express cards.

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