Free Bus Travel For Christmas

Christmas shoppers, residents and visitors will be able to enjoy free travel on all local bus services within Perth and Kinross Council area on the four Saturdays leading up to Christmas.

Instead of paying a fare, passengers will be able to hop on board buses for journeys wholly made within the Perth and Kinross Council area on December 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd, and travel free of charge.

The participating local bus companies taking part are Stagecoach East Scotland, Docherty's Midland Coaches, Elizabeth Yule Coaches, Sweeney's Garage and Glenfarg Community Transport Group.

Why not take advantage and bus into Perth city centre for one of our Dazzling December Events? Or spend an afternoon shopping, meeting friends for lunch, or enjoying a festive drink with friends? 

All Saturdays

Special Events

Councillor Andrew Parrott, convener of Perth and Kinross Council's Environment, Infrastructure and Economic Development Committee, said: "After the success of our Christmas campaign last year, where more than 10,000 passengers benefited from free bus travel, I'm proud that we will once again be offering free bus travel on the four Saturdays before Christmas.

"Given the ongoing challenges presented by the Cost-of-Living crisis for households, this initiative will ease the burden on households, making it more convenient for people to do their Christmas shopping while supporting our brilliant local independent businesses.

"It also provides friends and families the opportunity to meet up and enjoy the festive three weekends of entertainment in Perth and Kinross, including one of Scotland's biggest Christmas Parties, allowing them to leave their car at home, save money on fuel and parking costs, and use a more sustainable form of travel - including the electric buses already in operation in Perth.

"This is a fantastic initiative supported by Smarter Choices Smarter Places funding secured by the Council. We are working in partnership with local bus companies, who will be reimbursed for the free fares issued on the four Saturdays, to demonstrate the benefits of more sustainable ways of travel."

  • This does not include the express coach network - Scottish Citylink, Ember, Flixbus, Parks of Hamilton, Megabus or Fisher Tours.
  • Passengers who have a free U22, 60+ or disabled concessionary bus pass should use their pass as normal to travel.