Bus Travel

Do you want to find out the time of the next bus?

We can help you find this in several ways -

NextBuses is a mobile internet service which makes it possible to find bus timetables on your mobile internet enabled phone. iPhone and Android phone apps are also available.

With the NextBuses service you can select a bus stop close to where you are in Scotland, England or Wales and for that bus stop find the next bus times.

Scheduled bus times are shown if live timetables are not available. Normal data charges from your mobile phone operator apply. Speed and access to the service is subject to your network connection.

Although it is designed to work on mobile phones, you can try it out here (this will open a new window for you to search) 

Traveline-txt

Through Traveline,  you can also check the next buses from a particular bus stop by sending the bus stop code in a text.

The bus stop code may be displayed on the bus stop flag or in the timetable case, or you can search for it here (we have attached a list of all the bus stop codes for Argyll and Bute).

To use the service, simply type the stop code as a text message in your mobile phone - and send it to 0777 608 2 608 .

If the stop is a busy one, then you can also add the service number you want (leaving a space after the stop code) ... so your message might look like "bucdtdgj 66".

You will receive a message back, normally in less than a minute. Typically the message will show a clock time if the information comes from timetables (eg: 0935) but it will show an expected waiting time (eg: 5 mins) if it comes from a real-time information system.

Remember the service is specific to an individual stop for travel in that one direction... the code for the stop in the other direction will be different!

How much does it cost to use Traveline-txt?
The message you send will cost your normal text message charge. In some areas the reply will be free of charge. In most areas the reply will cost up to 25p.

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