Senior card

Many municipalities  in Västra Götaland offer a Senior citizen card for their older residents. The Senior citizen card is free and you can use it to travel free of charge in the municipality where you live.

The municipality pay for the card

The municipality pays the senior card for you. In some municipalities, you will need to pay a one-time fee for the card.


If you live in a municipality that offers senior card you will receive a letter a few weeks before you turn 65 or 75 years. After you receive the letter, you can order a card.

The municipality decide whether to offer senior card from 65 years, or 75 years.

Order senior card

Select municipality to see validity

How to use your card on board

Travelling using your Senior citizen card: Hold your Senior citizen card against the card reader when you board the vehicle. Done!

Travelling using your Senior citizen card with pay-as-you-go on the card:

1. Press the button marked T.

2. Hold your card against the card reader.

3. Hold the card against the card reader again when you leave the vehicle. 

Repeat this whenever you change vehicles. 

More information about how the card reader works

Things you need to carry with you on your journey

  • Senior citizen card
  • Identification

FAQ Senior citizen card

If you have pay-as-you-go on your Senior citizen card, you can lend the card to someone else who can use the pay-as-you-go account. However, they cannot use the senior citizen ticket on the card.

Log in to My Pages to block the card. Once you have blocked your card, a new one will be sent to your home address. There is no charge for the new card. You can also contact customer service if you need help blocking your card.  

Each municipality decides whether to give its residents a Senior citizen card. Contact your municipality if you want them to start offering a Senior citizen card.

You can top up your Senior citizen card with money. This is called pay-as-you-go. With pay-as-you-go, you pay for the portion of the journey that is made outside the zone in which your Senior citizen card is valid.

You can top up your card with pay-as-you-go in ticket offices that sell our tickets.  

Ticket information

Many municipalities offer their senior citizens who are registered in the population register free travel within their municipal zone with Västtrafik’s Senior citizen card. The terms and conditions vary between municipalities.

The senior citizen account on the card is personal to you and you must be able to show identification at a ticket inspection. You can load other Västtrafik products onto the Senior citizen card (such as pay-as-you-go). If the ticket is not a personal ticket, you can let someone else use it for travel.

Full terms and conditions of purchase and travel

If you have a Senior citizen card, three people under 20 can travel with you for free. Great for a trip out with the grandchildren!

How the offer works

  • It is valid on Västtrafik’s trains, buses, trams and ferries within Västtrafik’s operating area (Västra Götaland region and Kungsbacka municipality).
  • It is valid on journeys made by Närtrafik, Närbuss
  • It is valid on Öresundståg trains between Gothenburg and Åsa
  • You can only travel 4 for the price of 1 on those routes where your senior ticket is valid

If you lose your card, you can easily get a new one.

All you need to do is:

Log in and block the card. A new card will then be sent to your home address.

If you need help blocking your card, contact customer service by telephoning 0771-41 43 00.