Bus Services and Timetables
As part of a balanced transport strategy the provision of good, reasonably priced public transport services is essential.
Bus operators in Dumfries and Galloway provide few services commercially, therefore additional services are provided through local bus operators under contract to the South West of Scotland Transport Partnership (SWESTRANS).
ScotRail off-peak all day fares trial
A six-month trial, from 2 October 2023 to 31 March 2024, has been launched by ScotRail which will introduce cheaper and simpler fares on ScotRail services. The Scottish Government-funded project has been set up to encourage people to travel by rail instead of car and allows passengers to travel all day on off-peak fares.
Find out more here https://www.scotrail.co.uk/off-peak-fares-all-day-long
The National Entitlement Card gives people over 60 and disabled people access to free travel anywhere in Scotland (including Carlisle) on local buses and long distance scheduled coaches at any time of the day.
Anyone with any queries about the new scheme should contact:
The Sustainable Travel Team on 01387 260383 or visit Transport Scotland for further information.
The Thistle Assistance card and app is a free service which enables holders to communicate to public transport staff any difficulties they may have which may not be immediately visible such as mobility, hearing or sight problems. Use of the card also removes the necessity for travellers to explain verbally conditions or impacts which might be embarrassing or difficult to describe.
The map provides you with information you need to get more active and to travel sustainably in Dumfries and Galloway. It shows some of our traffic free paths for walking or cycling, signed longer-distance cycle routes and public transport information.