Strathclyde Concessionary Scheme

Discounted concessionary travel is available in the Strathclyde area.


Concessions available to Senior Citizens and Disabled & Companions and only National Entitlement Cards may be used to purchase tickets.

For distances of less than 10 miles approximately, a flat rate of 90p is charged per single journey and £1.30 return. Over 10 miles approximately, the Concessionary Single fare is half the standard single or return fare. Other concessionary fares in rural areas may apply.

Companions should be charged half the single or return fare, regardless of journey length.


For journeys of over 10 miles, Concessionary fares are based on Anytime Day single and return tickets.

Flat fare tickets, including flat fare zone (single and return) are valid as dated. For journeys over 10 miles (except flat fare zone), tickets are valid as appropriate to the full price ticket from which they are derived.

Not valid on trains timed to depart between 06:00 and 0900 Monday to Friday. Valid all day at weekends and on Bank holidays.

Journeys cannot be completed by using combinations of tickets at the flat fare rate.

Disabled card holders are not subject to the time restriction.

Ferry card holders are not subject to the time restriction.

Identity Cards

Only National Entitlement Cards may be used to purchase tickets

Area covered

All journeys within the area bounded by Girvan, New Cumnock, Lanark, Shotts, Drumgelloch, Croy, Milngavie, Balloch, Helensburgh, Gourock, Wemyss Bay, Largs and Ardrossan.

"Flat fare zone areas" are between Ayr and Barrhill; and between Oban and Helensburgh Upper.

Crianlarich, Upper Tyndrum and Tyndrum Lower stations are not included in the scheme.

Train Companies

  • ScotRail
  • Further information

    For more information contact the Concessionary Travel office at your local council offices.