Express City Connect

East Scotland Express City Connect – travel in style!

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, for days out or travel to popular shopping destinations on board our luxury, express coaches! 

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 the parking or petrol worries, relax and catch up with friends!
  • connect –  relax on our luxury leather, reclining seats, with air-con on board, log in to our and free   Wi-Fi  and re-charge your phone at your seat.  Most coaches even have a toilet on board*
  • commute – journeys run up to every 5 minutes to Edinburgh and up to every 20 minutes to Glasgow, you can leave your car at Halbeath or Ferrytoll P&R

* 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 five 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 15 minutes, between Fife and Glasgow. It also offers improved links to Edinburgh up to every twenty minutes and links to Dunfermline, Kelty, Kinross and other local communities.

Direct route from Livingston to Glasgow


We have extended our current X51 Dunfermline to Livingston route, to continue to Glasgow! Operating on an hourly basis, this will be the first direct, limited stop service between Livingston and Glasgow. For information on the route please see the table below. 

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   new 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), X58 and X60 (Dalgety Bay & Inverkeithing to Edinburgh). These tickets range from £5 to £8, making a day out with 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:

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


Welcome to our new fleet

B8 Leopard Low Floor CoachWe're welcoming 10 brand new coaches to our express fleet. First of their kind, these 10 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 new coaches on our busy X55 Dunfermline to Edinburgh and newly extended Dunfermline to Glasgow via Livingston routes!



Celebrating 10 years of Express City Connect 

We celebrated 10 years of our Express City Connect brand on 29 October 2017. 

We're marking the occasion by creating a 2018 calendar, featuring photos of Express City Connect coaches over the last 10 years, which is available to buy for just £3! All proceeds will be donated to a local charity, selected by our staff. If you would like to buy one of our exclusive calendars please visit  one  of our travel shops located at bus stations in Arbroath, Dundee, Dunfermline, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy, Leven, Rennies depot and Perth depot.