All of Scotland's major towns and cities are served by short and long-distance bus services. Long-distance buses are known in Britain as coaches and are a popular way to travel across the country.
Most of the inter-city and longer distance coach services around Scotland are provided by:
Tickets for these services can be bought in advance by phone, online, in stations and often on board. For busy routes and when travelling at peak times, such as weekends or national holidays, it's a good idea to book as early as possible to guarantee a seat.
Coach discount fare options
If you plan to do a lot of travelling by coach, save money with multi-journey tickets, such as:
- Explorer Pass - offers unlimited travel on Scottish Citylink network.
- Megarider - offered by Stagecoach and provides unlimited travel within certain areas.
- National Express Brit Xplorer Pass - ideal if you're planning to travel in England and Wales too. This ticket gives you unlimited travel throughout Britain on National Express coaches.