Concessionary travel schemes
If you are aged 60 or over, or an eligible disabled person and hold a National Entitlement card (known in Fife as the myfife card) you will be entitled to free bus travel throughout Scotland and discounted rail travel between any two Fife stations for 50p per single journey.
You may also be eligible for additional transport discounts depending on your age and/or disability.
Your myfife card will display one of the following symbols (or a combination) in the bottom right hand corner:
This symbol on your card means you are entitled to free Scotland-wide bus travel and discounted off peak rail travel between any 2 rail stations in Fife for 50p per single journey.
This symbol on your card means a companion can travel with you free on the bus, and also means your companion can accompany you for half fare between any two rail stations in Fife. You will also be entitled to Taxi cards.
This symbol on your card indicates you are entitled to free Scotland-wide bus travel, free rail travel within Scotland and free ferry travel within Scotland. If you are a young person between the age of 16 and 18 or a full time volunteer under 26 then you will be entitled to a Young Persons Travel card and a Scottish Youth Railcard.
Your myfife card gives you free bus travel throughout Scotland on local registered and long distance bus services.
You can travel all day, every day, there are no time or boundary restrictions, or charges for bus travel within Scotland. Additionally, you can travel to and from Carlisle from Dumfries and Galloway, and to and from Berwick-upon-Tweed from the Scottish Borders. Your card doesn't allow you free bus travel within Carlisle or Berwick-upon-Tweed.
If your myfife card shows a "+1 symbol" then you can take a companion with you on the bus to accompany you free of charge.
Your myfife card gives a discount on rail travel within Fife.
You can travel on all scheduled train services operating between any two stations within Fife and pay a 50 fare for a single journey or a £1.00 fare for a return. The number of journeys you can make is unlimited, but concession journeys can only be made during off peak times. If you are registered blind or partially sighted and your myfife card shows an "eye" symbol, then you are also entitled to free rail travel throughout Scotland.
See the Concessionary Rail Scheme information sheet for more details.
Depending on your circumstances you may also qualify for a Disabled Persons Rail Card, or if you are aged 60 or over you are eligible for a Senior Railcard. Both of these cards offer discounts of up to 1/3 off rail travel across Britain.
Ring & Ride/Dial-a-Ride
If you have difficulty using normal buses then you may be entitled to use the councils "Ring & Ride" and "Dial-a-Ride" service. These services are operated with fully accessible minibuses. See the Demand Responsive Transport page for more information.
You will qualify for discounted taxi travel if your myfife card shows a "+1" symbol. See the Taxicard Scheme Information Sheet for more details.
If you are registered blind or partially sighted and your myfife card shows an "eye" symbol you will be entitled to free ferry travel throughout Scotland and the Islands. Vehicles and companions will be charged at the appropriate brochure fares on the ferry.
Young Persons Travel Card
If you are aged 16 to 18 or a full time volunteer up to the age of 25 you will qualify for a Young Persons Travel Card. This gives you 1/3 off bus travel throughout Scotland. You also receive a rail voucher that can be exchanged for a Scottish Youth Railcard which gives you 1/3 off most rail fares and 50% off all weekly or monthly tickets. To find out more about the scheme, please visit the Young Scot website (links to an external website).
What travel concession can I expect to get with my Young Persons Travel Card?
Your personal circumstances determine what level off concessionary travel you are entitled to. Please refer to our Young Persons Cards information sheet to see what card type you may be eligible for and what concessions you will be entitled to.
For more information contactConcessionary Travel Team
Tel: 01592 583370 Fax: 01592 583643 Contact Concessionary Travel Team online
By Post: Fife Council, Bankhead Central, Bankhead Park, Glenrothes, KY7 6GH