Public Transport

The best way to plan your journey by public transport is via the public transport information service – Traveline Scotland. They can provide timetables and journey planner for all bus, rail, air and ferry services in Scotland. Go to www.travelinescotland.com or phone 0871 200 22 33

Rail travel is a great option if you live near Muir of Ord, Dingwall and Conon Bridge, where the station was reopened in February 2013. Scotrail's Highland Railcard offers great deals on rail travel in the area.

For information on the rail station at Conon click here.  The revamped station includes covered bike storage as well as bike lockers. Depending on where you are based, why not consider cycling to Conon then taking the train in to Inverness or Dingwall?

Most of the Black Isle depends on bus travel with Stagecoach being the current service operator. Timetables are available from the Stagecoach timetables website.

Stagecoach has been working hard to improve the availability and reliability of services and always welcomes feedback from customers on improving routes.

For example, following discussions with young people in the Culbokie area, a new request evening service from Inverness was introduced.

Stagecoach is also trialling a bike rack on the bus service from Inverness to Cromarty over the summer and we are working with them to ensure the success of the pilot.

 

 


Traveline Scotland provides information about all Stagecoach Highland services and all Scottish bus operators.  Unfortunately most people will find the Traveline timetables difficult to read because of the small size of the type.  Stagecoach timetables are better.  See also  Travel and Tourism / Bus Information and Timetables on this site.

If you have mobility problems either short or long term, local charity Shopmobility Highland operates a door to door bus service which can take you from home to supermarket and home again for a minimum donation of £8 per return journey.

 

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