Journey Planning and Timetables

Information on school transport arrangements such as distancing and face coverings can be found in our school transport guidance


Disabled access

For information about disabled access to buses, ferries, trains and planes, please contact the relevant transport operator (for example, Western Ferries, Caledonian MacBrayne, West Coast Motors, Citylink, Scotrail, etc.).

Thistle Assistance Cards

The Thistle Assistance Card and app has been developed specifically to help passengers with hidden disabilities using public transport with confidence and remove the potential conflict or upset situations that can occur on boarding the bus.

Face coverings

The Scottish Government has made face coverings mandatory on public transport, shops, most indoor public places and indoor communal areas within workplaces, during the Coronavirus pandemic.

There are situations where some people are unable to, or it would be inappropriate for them, to wear a face covering on public transport. You do not need to provide written proof that you are exempt, but if it would make you feel more safe and confident in public and when accessing and using public spaces and services you can request a face covering exemption card by completing the online form.

Find out more information and apply for a face covering exemption card here

Before requesting an exemption card, please ensure that you are exempt from wearing a face covering for the reasons outlined on the face covering exemptions page .

More travel information

Traveline Scotland logoOn the Traveline Scotland website:

You can also call Traveline on 0871 200 2233 24 hours a day for travel information.

Find the time of the next bus:

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 - find out more and try it out here >

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 - find out more and get the codes here >

Free and discounted travel pass

Disabled people, people over 60 and young people between 11 and 26 can apply for a travel / bus pass which entitles them to free or discounted fares when travelling by bus, train ferry or subway -find out more information and how to apply for a concessionary travel pass here >


Fares charged on council subsidised bus services

The council sets a maximum fare chargeable on local subsidised bus services, and in some cases the fares charged by the provider may be less than this. You can see the list of maximum fares here -

Maximum fares charged on subsidised local bus services (with effect from 1st July 2015)

In most cases council tendered services can be identified by their service number which is normally in the 400s plus an identification board at the front of the vehicle stating that the service is supported by Argyll and Bute Council.

We are happy to investigate any instances of excessive fares being charged - please let us know using the contact details below

Contact us

To report any problems with bus stops or shelters, email us at For travel information, you can call Traveline on 0871 200 2233, 24 hours a day, or visit the Traveline website.