East Dunbartonshire is well-served by public transport, with excellent bus and rail links across the central belt.
Traveline Scotland provide a useful journey planning tool. It can be accessed via their website [opens in a new window], by downloading their free app or by phoning 0871 200 22 33. Please note there is a charge of 12p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. Try it for yourself and plan a journey today!
Bus information and timetables
The following websites provide latest timetables and updates for local operators. They can also provide information detailing which buses go to hospitals, visitor attractions and sports facilities.
- First Glasgow [opens in a new window]
- McColl’s [opens in a new window]
- Glasgow Citybus [opens in a new window]
- Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) opens in a new window]
- McGill’s [opens in a new window]
- First South East and Central [opens in a new window] (Serves Balfron - Glasgow, via Milngavie)
MyBus is a bookable bus service from SPT offering door-to-door transport in your area. MyBus can be used for shopping, GP appointments, visiting friends, attending local clubs, and much more. For further information visit MyBus [opens in a new window] or call 0345 128 4025.
Rail information and timetables
Information on rail services within East Dunbartonshire can be found from the following links:
- ScotRail [opens in a new window]
- Traveline Scotland [opens in a new window]
- National Rail [opens in a new window]
Park and Ride services are available at the following East Dunbartonshire stations:
Cycle parking is also available at all train stations within East Dunbartonshire.
There are a range of ticketing options available to you. Please visit the service operator’s website to find out about their ticketing options.
If your journey will be multi-modal or you will be using more than one operator, it might be worthwhile looking into other ticketing options.
SPT Zonecard [opens in a new window] is a flexible season ticket for unlimited travel by most operators in the Strathclyde region. Prices vary depending on the number of the zones you want to travel in.
Glasgow Tripper [opens in a new window] is brought to you by the city’s main bus operators and allows customers to hop on and off the services of the five bus companies involved.
The National Entitlement Card [opens in a new window] is your pass to free bus travel in Scotland. East If you are aged 5-11, over 60 or have a disability, you are eligible for free bus travel to get around Scotland and your local area. East Dunbartonshire residents should contact 0141 333 3211 (SPT) or visit the SPT website [opens in a new window] to obtain theirs.
There are a number of Railcards available which can give you one-third off rail fares throughout Great Britain. To check if you qualify for one, visit the Railcard Website [opens in a new window] Bus Stop Maintenance
Bus Stops and Shelters within East Dunbartonshire are maintained by SPT. You can report any hazardous defects to shelters via the 24 hour Shelter Defects Hotline on 0800 37 36 35. Non-hazardous damage or report missing/incorrect timetable information [opens in a new window].
East Dunbartonshire Council are working with SPT to upgrade bus shelters across the authority, including the installation of Real Time Passenger Information. RTPI provides live information about the arrival of services which reduces uncertainty and makes bus travel more attractive.
The three closest airports to East Dunbartonshire are:
Each website provides information on flight timetables, arrivals, bookings and parking.
For those who can’t access public transport
SPT JourneyShare [opens in a new window] enables organised car sharing by connecting people travelling in the same direction. The free database allows them to match up and arrange to travel together and share the costs, whilst reducing congestion and pollution at the same time.
You do not need to be a driver to sign up (many people are happy to offer lifts in exchange for sharing the fuel costs) and you do not need to be regularly making the journey. JourneyShare is as flexible as you want it to be!