50% Discount for all NHS Borders and care home workers

1 year ago Thu 10th Sep 2020

Be responsible and stay safe and only travel if essential.


Please note that the NHS/Carer 50% discount and free travel from Borders General Hospital will come to an end on Saturday 31 July 2021. Tickets after this date will be invalid.

50% discount for NHS Borders and Borders care home workers

From Monday 04 January 2021, the NHS 50% discount offer will be extended to include care home workers. The offer is available on single and return tickets in the Borders area only.

To receive  50% off - on boarding NHS Borders and care home staff should present a valid NHS ID card/official letter or care home worker ID.

Free hospital travel

From 04 January all customers boarding at Borders General Hospital can now travel free to any destination in the Borders. Please note this is "from" the hospital only and doesn't include trips "to" the hospital. Please also be aware to be eligible for free travel your journey must begin at the hospital. You cannot purchase ticket to the hospital and then receive from travel for the second leg of your journey. Please note under the current measure you are advised to stay at home and only travel if essential.

50%  discount important information

 Please note the following when purchasing your discounted tickets:

  • All staff will be required to present a valid NHS ID card/official letter or care home worker ID.
  • This 50% discount is only valid on single and return journeys.  It does not apply to Borders Buses mobile app tickets. 
  • Tickets are applicable for use outside the Borders. However, they must only be purchased in the Borders area.  
  • Tickets cannot be purchased out with the Borders, unfortunately we can offer no exceptions to this. 

This pilot has been developed by Scottish Borders Council and NHS Borders and funded by Paths for All. Borders Buses are delighted to be part of this pilot and offer the discount across our network.  We hope this will not only make travel more affordable but offer you a greener, more sustainable mode of transport.

If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to ask your driver.