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Hospital Direct - Route 59



Eliminate the stress of parking in the city with hospital direct route 59. Hospital direct connects Northfield, ARI, the city centre and Balnagask up to every 10 minutes Monday-Friday. 

Route 59 hospital direct is now operated by Stagecoach electric hybrid buses. These vehicles emit nearly a third less carbon dioxide than a conventional bus and have already proven to be the best performing buses in hybrid trials in London.

What is a hybrid?


A hybrid vehicle is one that takes its power from more than one source. In the case of the Stagecoach electric-hybrid, the power comes from a traditional diesel engine and a highly sophisticated battery system.

For the environment

  • The engine runs in its most efficient range at all times.
  • Low carbon buses use at least 30% less fuel.

  • Low carbon buses emit nearly 33% less carbon dioxide than a conventional bus.

For you

  • There is no gearbox on a hybrid bus, which means no gear changes so the ride is smoother and more comfortable than on a standard bus.
  • Hybrid buses tend to be quieter than standard buses.
  • Free Wi-Fi on board.
  • Greener travel at the same affordable price.

Click here to find out more about how our electric hybrid buses work.

Hospital Direct Route Map

The map below shows route 59 - hospital direct connecting Northfield, ARI, city centre and Balnagask. Click on the map to zoom and print.

Click here to view a Foresterhill Health Campus Bus Guide

Hospital Direct - Route 59 Map


Click here to view the full timetable for hospital direct route 59.


There are various ticket options on Route 59.

Single fare examples

Balnagask to ARI£2.00
Guild Street to ARI£1.50
Northfield to ARI£1.50

 The Hospital Direct megarider ticket is valid for unlimited travel on Route 59. These tickets are ideal for regular travellers who are looking to save money and can be passed to friends or family when you're not using it.   

Hospital Direct megarider tickets  
Route 59 megariderweekly£11.50
 4 week£44
 13 week£145

megarider tickets are valid for travel within defined areas. Our weekly megarider tickets offer 7 consecutive days of unlimited travel on Stagecoach Bluebird buses within the boundary you have selected and can be bought from your driver. Longer term megarider tickets are also available for 4 weeks, 13 weeks and one calendar year. Buy them from your local travel shop or click here to buy online.

Aberdeen zone megariderweekly
Aberdeen zone 1
Zone 1 includes the city centre and as far as Peterculter, Cults and the Airport.
Aberdeen zone 2
Zone 2 includes throughout Aberdeen City and as far as Portlethen, Drumoak, Elrick and Balmedie.

NHS staff can benefit from discounted megarider tickets on Route 59, zone 1 and zone 2.

NHS megarider 
NHS Route 59 weekly megarider*
Unlimited travel on Route 59 only

NHS Aberdeen zone 1 weekly megarider*

NHS Aberdeen zone 2 weekly megarider*£14.70

*To purchase an NHS weekly megarider, NHS Grampian and Aberdeen University staff at the Foresterhill site must show a valid staff pass.

Click here for more information on Fares & Tickets In The North East of Scotland.


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