New bus network to service Aberdeen

A new bus network is being launched that will run services between Glasgow, Stirling, Perth and Aberdeen several times a day.

Global coach operator FlixBus is running the route from today (August 8) with tickets for some services starting at 99p for the entire month. 

To mark the occasion, the company will also be unveiling a uniquely designed coach - complete with the Saltire and famous landmarks such Glenfinnan Viaduct and Ben Nevis - which will be a regular part of the fleet driving the route.

Andreas Schorling, Managing Director of FlixBus UK said: “We have made no secret that we want to be the biggest coach brand in the whole of the UK, and our launch in Scotland is a cornerstone of our growth strategy. We know from our experience of cross-border routes that our service is a natural fit with the Scottish market.”

The eco-friendly transport network will be operated by Scotland’s largest independent bus company, McGill’s, as part of its partnership with FlixBus, which began in 2021.

McGill’s operates several cross-border FlixBus routes to and from cities including Sheffield and Manchester, and recently launched a daily summer service between London, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Ralph Roberts, CEO of McGill’s said: “Our established partnership with FlixBus has gone from strength to strength, and we are delighted to be working together with the global brand to deliver this ambitious project and offer high quality transport connections to the people of Scotland.

McGill’s has always been the obvious choice of partner to ensure the service is a success, and we’re proud to be launching our affordable, reliable and sustainable coach network in Scotland with their team."

The introduction of the new dedicated Scottish line means the FlixBus network now serves over 40 destinations across the UK.

Tickets for the new route can be purchased on the FlixBus website or through the dedicated app. 

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