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 approximately 10 miles:

  • a flat rate of £1.00 is charged per Single journey and
  • a flat fare of £1.40 is charged per Return journey 

Over 10 miles approximately, the concessionary fare* is:

  • 50% of 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 Monday to Friday between

  • 06:00 and 09:00 or 
  • 16:30 and 18:00

Valid all day at weekends and on Bank Holidays.

Certain exemptions apply (see for details).

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.

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Last updated:   18 August 2017