Scottish public travel network grows ahead of summer

Flixbus in the Scottish countryside

TRAVEL tech company FlixBus is growing its Scottish network ahead of the summer season, enhancing service frequencies on key coach routes for Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and more.

Services between Aberdeen and Glasgow will include four additional departures each way per day, bringing the total to 13 per day, while services between Aberdeen and Edinburgh will run nine times a day each way.

Direct services between Glasgow and Edinburgh will increase up to 16 times a day each way, with prices starting from as little as £3.49.

The service also includes Livingston (Deer Park) and Harthill Services on the route.

The additional vehicles will also bring dozens of new daily services to Dundee, Perth, Perth Park and Ride, Stirling, and Dunfermline.

National Entitlement Card holders (NEC) including YoungScot, available for any Scottish citizen up to the age of 21, can travel on all Scottish FlixBus services for free.

Citizens over 60 years of age, or with a disability, are also able to use their concession pass to travel on the FlixBus Scottish network which includes Aberdeen, Aviemore, Dundee, Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Livingston, Perth, Pitlochry, and Stirling.

Andreas Schorling, Managing Director of FlixBus UK said: “Our Scottish network will more than double by high summer, giving more opportunities to travel, and these services are free for NEC pass holders.

“Whether it’s checking out the Edinburgh Fringe Festival or enjoying the stunning scenic views from a FlixBus window on the way to Inverness, we’re helping passengers get more out of life, bringing affordable, sustainable travel to all corners of the country.”

Recent data from VisitScotland found record numbers of visitors in 2023, with almost four million tourists choosing to holiday in the country.

New services will be operated by McGill’s Bus Group, with new FlixBus branded Yutong vehicles which include free Wi-Fi and charging points for every passenger.

Tickets can be purchased from or the FlixBus App.

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