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 pays for the card
The municipality pays for your Senior citizen card. In some municipalities, you need to pay a one-off fee for the card.
If you live in a municipality that offers a Senior citizen card, you will receive a letter from us a few weeks before your 65th or 75th birthday. Once you have received this letter, you can order your card.
Each municipality decides which age group is offered a Senior citizen card.
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Age: From 65 years
Area: Strömstad municipality zone
Validity: Around the clock
Lines: All Västtrafik's lines and Närtrafik. Does not apply for travel with Kosterbåtarna.
Fee: Strömstad municipality charges a one-off administration fee of SEK 150 for the card.
Frequently asked questions about the 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.
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.
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 and Demand-responsive services.
- 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 to My Pages 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.