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Why not consider making your journey by public transport instead of taking the car? Every time you opt for public transport over driving you are helping reduce the carbon footprint that comes from cars on the road. And this is especially true of shorter journeys that quickly add up and are often just as convenient on public transport.

To help you make greener travel choices and to leave the car at home, we have up-to-date links for Scotland’s buses, trains, planes, and ferries. Find live information on train departures and arrivals for all ScotRail and Network Rail journeys. Discover live departures for Scottish airports and ferry operators, including timetables and how to book online.

You may be entitled to free or concessionary use of public transport. If you have a disability or are over 60 years old, sign up for your National Entitlement Card.

If you're under 22 you are also entitled to free bus travel. Go to FreeBus.Scot and get signed up today.

If you’d like to know what your carbon footprint is for any journey you take, use the Route Checker on our homepage. Just start by typing in your start location and destination.

Also check the map to find Park and Ride facilities. These offer car parking spaces next to public transport hubs such as train, tram or bus stops at the outskirts of Scotland's cities, letting you swap your car for more sustainable travel whether you're commuting or just visiting.