Why travel by bus?
Using the bus can be cheaper than filling up the car with fuel.
Enjoy the ride
Have a mindful journey while you're chauffeured to your destination. You can use it as a chance to catch up on that book you're reading or podcast you're listening to.
A 20 minute journey by bus reduces your carbon footprint by 3.1kg, that's enough to boil 51 kettles.
Travelling safely by bus during Covid-19
Transport providers will have procedures to promote the safety of customers and staff, but it is an individual's responsibility to comply with guidance.
On public transport you must by law wear a face covering, unless you are exempt, and comply with the physical distancing measures that are in place. Find out more about face coverings.
If you can walk or cycle please do as this will save space on public transport for those who need it.
"I regularly purchase a weekly bus pass for Dumfries Zone 1 and it saves me at least £20 a week, a lot cheaper than using the car"- Colin Lindt (D&G resident)
New to using the bus? Here are our top tips to get you going...
1. Find your nearest bus stop using the GoBus map here.
2. The main bus interchanges in Dumfries and Galloway are:
Gretna: Central Avenue
Annan: Butts Street
Castle Douglas: Castle Douglas Swimming Pool
Kirkcudbright: Harbour Square
Newton Stewart: Dashwood Square
Stranraer: Port Rodie
Check out the relevant timetables
3. Traveline Scotland provide 24 hour information on 0871 200 2233 (calls charged at 12p per min) and a Txt2Traveline service that will send bus information straight to your mobile phone.
Text the 8-digit bus stop reference found at your bus stop to 84268 and you will be sent the departure times of the next few buses from your stop. The returned message costs 25p.
4. Community Transport
A variety of organisations make transport available to people who find public transport difficult to use. If you don't live on a public transport route or have limited mobility they can help. Find your nearest Community Transport on the council website.
5. Various groups are eligible for free or discounted bus travel. Find out about concessionary travel by visiting Transport Scotland
"I really enjoyed my trip to town by bus and will definitely be doing it again. My wife often needs the car on Wednesdays and therefore I am now a regular bus user on these occasions."- Allan Callow (D&G resident)