Most municipalities in the Västra Götaland region offer their elderly registered residents a senior ticket. With the senior ticket you can travel for free with public transport within the zone your municipality belongs to.
An offer from your municipality
It is your municipality that decides whether to offer a senior ticket and from what age (65 or 75 years). The municipality pays the senior ticket for you, but some municipalities charge a one-time administrative fee. See information for each municipality below.
The senior ticket can be ordered up to three months before you meet the municipality's age requirement, but you cannot start travelling with it until you have reached the age requirement. If you are registered in a municipality that offers a senior ticket, you will receive orderinformation a few weeks before you turn 65 or 75 years.
The validity of the senior ticket varies between the municipalities. Select your municipality from the list to see the validity of your ticket.
As of June 1, 2022, you who are 75 years of age or older and registered in Essunga municipality can travel with a senior ticket. At the beginning of May, you will receive information by mail and you can then order your senior ticket, so that you have time to get it before it starts working. The senior ticket won't cost you anything, since the ticket is funded by Essunga municipality.
The senior ticket will be valid 24 hours a day within Zone C on all Västtrafik lines, Flex lines, Närtrafik and Närbussar. The senior ticket will not be valid for travel with Flextrafik or Kosterbåtarna.
How to use your ticket on board
Travelling using your senior ticket
Hold your Senior citizen card against the card reader when you board the vehicle. Done!
Travelling outside the zone
An easy way to travel across the zone boundary is to top up your Senior citizen card with money (pay-as-you-go). Then you can make a so called “extended trip” and only pay for the part of the trip that goes outside the zone in which your senior ticket is valid.
To make an extended trip
Press the button marked T on the card reader.
Hold your card against the card reader.
Hold the card against the card reader again when you leave the vehicle.
A certificate of validity - if you are travelling with vehicles that do not have a Västtrafik card reader (eg most vehicles that you must pre-order). You can get a validity certificate at Västtrafik's points of sale and on board most of our vehicles.