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Add free bus travel to your current card

If you’re 16 or over, and your Young Scot NEC or other NEC was issued in 2016 or later, you can add free bus travel to your card with Transport Scotland’s Pass Collect app. This means that you do not need to apply for a bus pass, as your current card will become your bus pass. 

Your phone must have an internet connection and NFC (Near Field Communication) compatibility for the app to work. Your phone has NFC compatibility if you can use it for contactless payments. If the app does not work on your phone, you can use someone else’s phone to add bus travel to your card. The app is not personalised.  

You can download the Transport Scot Pass Collect app: 

When you download the app, follow the on-screen instructions to add bus travel to your card. You can also use the app to check if you have bus travel on your card. 

For more information about adding free bus travel to your current card, visit

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