Scotland’s bus and coach services can easily connect you with friends, family, and great times, whether you’re meeting friends for an evening out, heading to your local swimming pool or having a family day out. Even better, they’re a great and hassle-free way to travel. Find out how you can save money, reduce stress, and cut your carbon emissions.
Wherever you’re going, your next journey should start with a stop.
Why choose the bus?
Traveline Scotland will help you plan a journey by bus or coach and give you information about tickets and links to bus operator websites.
If you are under 22, over 60 or have a disability you are entitled to free bus travel in Scotland. You can find detail at the Transport Scotland Website.
Some bus stops have electronic displays showing when the next bus will arrive, and many operators have apps where you can track arrivals and services in real time.
Visit your bus operator’s website and find out what routes, services and tickets are available in your area.
First Bus / Stagecoach / Lothian / Lothiancountry / Borders Buses / EastCoast bus / McGills / West Coast Motors / Citylink / Whitelaws / Xplore Dundee / Midland Bluebird / Eastern Scottish
Margaret, Jack (60) and their grandson Lockie (6)
"We take care of our grandchildren in evenings and over the summer holidays and use our bus passes regularly. Mostly that means along the road to soft play or the shops, but sometimes we take day trips further afield. Travelling by bus is fun for the kids and it’s allowing us to build precious memories with our beautiful grandchildren."
Bus services come in all shapes and sizes. In many communities across Scotland, bus operators, local charities and community groups provide on-demand Community Transport services. Many of these services provide accessible transport for older and disabled people.
You can use the Community Transport Association’s map to find services in your local area.
If you live in the Berwickshire area, you can use Pingo! Pingo is an on-demand bus service operated by Borders Buses which allows customers to book a shared journey not service by bus at that particular time. It’s perfect for joining up journeys, integrating with the existing transport network and providing bus travel where a service doesn’t already exist. Booking is available via the Ride Pingo app or by telephone on 01289 385 506.
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