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Commute by Coach

Stagecoach Express: Get Straight to Business

Stagecoach Express City Connect coaches are a fast, affordable way to travel. 

Catch frequent services from towns and cities across East Scotland for your commute, or for days out onboard our luxury, express coaches!

Our Express services X24, X26 and X27 now serve Fife Leisure Park.


Why you’ll love Express City Connect

Journeys are operated by luxury coaches, linking key locations across East Scotland.

  • travel  – regular routes to Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dundee, Glasgow, Livingston, Perth as well as across Fife
  • explore – enjoy a great day out and explore somewhere new, all without the parking or petrol worries, relax and catch up with friends!
  • connect –  relax on our luxury leather, reclining seats, with air-con on board    and re-charge your phone at your seat.  Most coaches even have a toilet on board*
  • commute – journeys run up to every 4 minutes to Edinburgh and up to every 15 minutes to Glasgow, you can leave your car at Halbeath or Ferrytoll P&R

Express Facilities

* In exceptional circumstances, we may need to use a vehicle that doesn’t meet this specification. 


The Routes

More than 1,800 services a week operate all over Fife via Ferrytoll Park & Ride. They connect Fife and Edinburgh and run up to every four minutes.

Bus stops in Edinburgh city centre show up-to-date times for all our services, letting you know exactly when your bus will arrive!

Halbeath Park & Ride offers fast and frequent services up to every fifteen minutes, between Fife and Glasgow. It also offers improved links to Edinburgh up to every ten minutes and links to Dunfermline, Kelty, Kinross and other local communities.

From Scotland's largest shopping outlet to the third-best shopping centre in Scotland, you're spoiled for choice

after a short journey on the X51.Livingston to Glasgow from £7

Hop onboard service X51, hourly from Dunfermline to Livingston, and do more of what you really want - shopping, eating and
plenty of activities at The Centre or the Livingston Designer Outlet. If you're looking for a day out in Glasgow, getting the coach
is a breeze! Simply catch the X51 at Stance D (at the Livingston Designer Outlet side) for limited-stop journeys towards Glasgow

For our detailed map of all Express services, tap the button below.


What's New?

We've increased the frequency and number of coaches/buses visiting Fife Leisure Park by introducing an additional 3 coach routes: X24, X26 and X27. This means that direct journeys will now be available from Kincardine, Dunfermline, Halbeath P&R, Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes, Cupar, St Andrews and Dundee to Fife Leisure Park, running up to every 15 minutes until around 0000.


View our map of Express City Connect services

Relax with the Express City Connect

Download our timetables for journeys to the following destinations:

Great value tickets

We offer a great range of money-saving tickets for travel on our network.

You can buy single, return, daily and weekly tickets on board from the driver — you don’t need the exact fare, we give change! You can also buy tickets in advance either online or from our travel shops.

We've also introduced a range of day return tickets which can be used on Express City Connect services X7 (Dundee to Perth), X55 (Dunfermline & Rosyth to Edinburgh), X56 (Perth to Edinburgh), X57, X58, X59, X60 and X61 (Leven, Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes, Dalgety Bay and Inverkeithing to Edinburgh). These tickets range from £5 to £8, making a day out with family or your daily commute cheaper!

If you’re travelling regularly, you can get unlimited travel in your chosen travel zone when you buy a

Plan your journey and tell us where you’re travelling from and to, so we can show you how much your ticket will cost.


Welcome to our fleet

B8 Leopard Low Floor Coach

In 2018 we introduced 19 brand new innovative coaches to our Express fleet. First of their kind, these new coaches are unique in the fact that almost half of the vehicle's seating is on a low level, making boarding easier for those with mobility issues and wheelchair users. A huge step forward for public transport!

You'll most likely spot these coaches on our busy X51 Dunfermline to Glasgow via Livingston, X55 Dunfermline to Edinburgh and popular X56 Perth to Edinburgh.