Public and Community Transport

Journey Planning and Timetables

Our Journey Planning and Timetables pages have details of all the transport timetables for getting around in Argyll and Bute.

If you can't find what you are looking for, or need more information, please contact the Public Transport Team.

Community Transport

There are various community transport projects in Argyll and Bute, aiming to help people, especially those difficulties getting around on public transport, or those in remote areas, to get about.  You can find out more about them on our Community Transport Page.

School Transport

On every school day over 11,000 pupils attend school in Argyll and Bute and almost 4,500 of them travel to and from school on transport organised by Argyll and Bute Council. Our highest priority is getting pupils safely to and from school. There are application forms on our school transport pages.

Concessionary travel for older and disabled people

The National Entitlement Card entitles certain people to free transport Scotland-wide. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply.

Thistle Assistance Cards

The Thistle Assistance Card and App has been developed specifically to help passengers get the additional help they need while travelling. It encompasses a range of disabilities and impairments, and is recognised by many transport operators across Scotland, for travelling by bus, train or ferry.

Face covering exemption cards

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 .