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Under 21 Discount Card 

Do you take the bus to class or your part-time job? Are you aged between 16-18 years old?

If so, then you could save money on your bus travel with a Young Scot Card. 

Between the ages of 16 and 18, the show or scan of a valid Young Scot Card will entitle you to a third off of an adult single fare so you can relax knowing all of your hard earned money can be spent on the things you love.


Which bus can I use the Young Scot card on?


Your Young Scot card can be used for discount on any Stagecoach North Scotland service, making it perfect for your daily or leisurely commute. That means you can use your Young Scot card in Aberdeen, Buchan, Moray and even further afield in Inverness and Skye. 


Whether you are heading to college, work or just meeting up with your friends for a catch up, take the bus and put your pennies to better use.


What is a Young Scot Card?

Young People are at the heart of everything that Young Scot do and so we have partnered with Young Scot to bring you brilliant discount on your bus fares because young people matter.
We at Stagecoach know you have enough to worry about, whether that be exam stress, applying for further education or driving lessons, without fretting over the cost of a bus which is why we offer a third off the price of an adult single ticket. 


This handy little card is free of charge, available to everyone aged 11-26 living in Scotland and can be used over the country for discounts on your favourite things.



Terms and conditions of the scheme

Travel discount is only available on single fare tickets. The card cannot be used to purchase return and weekly tickets. Your Young Scot card is not transferable to any other person and can only be used by the person to whom it was issued.

You must show your card to the driver each time you use you travel or you will be liable to pay the full adult fare. 


In order to access bus discounts, your Young Scot card must be in possession of a Young Scot card with a visible pink strip under the Date of Birth, as shown below.

Young Scot Card


How to apply for a Young Scot Card

Applying for the first time?

If this is all new to you, you will need to fill out an application form. You can get an application form from your local validation point. To find out where this may be, check here.  

 Once you have picked up and completed your application form, you will need to get it validated. To do this, head to your local validation point with with following:

  • Completed application form
  • Passport-sized photo
  • Identification (for example, a passport or a provisional license)
  • Proof of address (this can be be a phone or electricity bill under your parents' names, as long as you currently stay at that address)

The team will then validate your application, get it sent off for you and it won't be long before your new, shiny Young Scot Card will be delivered to your door and you can start enjoying the discount.


Require a replacement card?

To request a replacement Young Scot Card, you will need to get in touch with your local Young Scot team by contacting your local authority - you can find out the contact details for your local authority   here

If you are unable to do that, then feel free to pop along to any local validation point in your area and ask the team for a replacement card.

Alternatively, if you are having problems contacting your local authority, please email the Young Scot Information Line on who will be able to help you further.

Where will you go with your Young Scot Card?    Plan your journey today.