Oban Christmas lights switch on

On Saturday 23 November 2019 Station Square will be closed from 1400 to 2000 for the Christmas lights switch on.

During this time bus stops will be relocated as follows:

  • North-bound journeys will depart from the Sports Shop
  • South-bound journeys will depart from Aulays Bar
  • Glasgow-bound buses will depart from Nancy Blacks

Festive bus times

None of our services will operate on 25 and 26 December 2019, and 01 and 02 January 2020.


The following journeys will not operate on Tuesday 24 and 31 December 2019:

  • 2215 – 490 from Port Bannatyne to Kilchattan Bay
  • 2246 – 490 from Kilchattan Bay to Rothesay, Guildford Square
  • 2310 – 491 Rothesay town service
  • 2330 – 490 from Guildford Square to Port Bannatyne


The following journeys will terminate early on Tuesday 24 and 31 December 2019:

  • 2210 – 489 from Ardentinny will only run to Dunoon Pier
  • 2217 – 489 from Toward Castle will only run to Dunoon Pier

Oban, Mull, Campbeltown, Ardrishaig

For information regarding Scottish Citylink services please visit citylink.co.uk

Glasgow Citybus Festive Bus Times

Glasgow Citybus will operate as follows during the festive period December 2019 to January 2020.

  • 24 December – Service 153 last journey is at 2045 from Silverburn.
  • 25 December – No service
  • 26 December – Services 49, 153 and 398 will operate a Sunday timetable. No other services in operation.
  • 27 to 30 December – Normal services
  • 31 December – Service 153 last journey is at 2045 from Silverburn. All other services operating as normal.
  • 01 January – No service
  • 02 January – Services 49, 153 and 398 will operate a Sunday timetable. No other services in operation.
  • 03 January – Normal service

Updated winter 95 / 495 and 96 / 496 timetables during Lochaline closure

We will operate an updated winter timetable for Mull services 95 / 495 and 96 / 496 for the duration of Lochaline closure. This will enable us to connect with the ferry sailing on Wednesdays and Fridays.

The updated timetable will be effective from Monday 04 November 2019.

View it on our Oban and Mull timetables page.

Contactless payment available

Contactless payment is available on all our buses, including Glasgow Citybus.

Contactless payment is the quick and secure way to pay for transactions under £30 with your credit card, debit card or smart device.

Glasgow Tripper

Glasgow Citybus along with Glasgow’s main bus operators, have come together to make bus travel in and across the city smarter, easier and even better value!

Working alongside First, Stagecoach, McGills and Whitelaws, we’ve introduced a Glasgow Tripper Card, to make it easier for all of our customers to hop on and off any bus within our Glasgow SmartZone.

Enjoy unlimited access to hundreds of routes.

Sign up for your Glasgow Tripper card to start enjoying the hassle-free way to travel by bus, click here.

Bus Industry Urges Politicians To Back Change

We have joined forces with bus operators across Scotland, and are calling for practical changes to help our industry flourish and deliver better services to customers.

The move comes following the publication of a report commissioned by CPT Scotland, the trade association which represents the bus industry, which has revealed the reasons behind the recent decline in bus usage.

Independent research by KPMG (Trends in Scottish Bus Patronage), examined Scottish patronage trends and concludes, despite bus industry efforts to boost customer numbers and develop services, operators are being hampered by a range of factors including rising car use, congestion, changing shopping habits and reduced public sector investment.

For more information and to read the report in full visit the Get on Board With Bus site.