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ABC bus ticket

Travel As Easy As ABC in Dundee and East Fife

What is ABC?

ABC is a multi-operator bus ticket scheme which was launched in Dundee in 2016, and has now extended into East Fife.  The scheme allows you to travel on All Bus Companies across Dundee and East Fife with one smart ticket.


Who's involved?

The scheme is a partnership involving bus operators Xplore Dundee, Stagecoach and Moffat & Williamson as well as local authorities Fife Council, Dundee City Council and Angus Council.


Where can I use ABC?

ABC  is valid across 3 ticket zones - Dundee, East Fife and a zone which combines the two.   It's valid for unlimited travel so you can hop on and off any bus you like within these areas.  

The three ticket zones are shown below:

ABC ticket zone map

 How does it work?

ABC is a smart ticket product which offers you unlimited travel in Dundee and North East Fife. You can buy ABC on board from any bus driver when you start your journey. The ABC ticket product will be loaded onto your current smartcard, whether it's an Xplore Dundee Discovr card, a StagecoachSmart card, Moffat and Williamson smartcard or your National Entitlement card. If you don't already have one, the driver will give you a new smartcard (this will cost you £1).

You can also buy ABC from Dundee bus station, St Andrews bus station or the Xplore Dundee travel shop on Commercial Street.

After the ABC ticket you've bought has been loaded onto your smartcard, just place the card onto the ticket machine as you board the next bus and tell the driver where you’re going.  

All ticket types will be loaded onto a smartcard to use in this manner, you will not be issued a paper ticket.  ABC is not available to buy online or via an app.


How much does it cost?

The following ticket types are available:

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    Adult  Child
Dundee zone ABC day    £4.30  £3
Dundee zone  ABC week  £14.90 £9.70
East Fife zone ABC day £9 £5.50  
East Fife zone  ABC week £32 £23
Dundee + East Fife zone   ABC day £12.70  £8
Dundee + East Fife zone   ABC week £44.60   £31

Child tickets are valid for customers aged 5-15 years old, you may be asked to show proof of age. children under 5 travel for free on all bus services.

Plan your journey on any Stagecoach bus service using our journey planner on the right, but if you need to use another operator's bus service visit Traveline for a journey planned across any operator or mode of transport.


Visiting the V&A?

We've produced a map of services into Dundee, showing the stopping points closest to the V&A so you can travel there by bus! Download the map of services to the V&A or find out more about how to get there by visiting our page dedicated to travelling into Dundee.


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