Electric Hybrid buses on routes 20 and 21

Explained: How Electric Hybrid Buses Help The Environment

Brand new electric hybrid buses are now in service on routes 20 & 21!   The new, greener buses, are running on current bus routes between Dundee and Forfar, Kirriemuir, Brechin, Stracathro Hospital and Edzell.


Why you'll love our electric hybrid vehicles

Similar to the hybrid vehicles operating on the popular  Tayway route 73, our  electric hybrid buses  reduce carbon emissions by 30% compared to a standard bus, providing you with a cleaner, smoother and quieter journey.

Our hybrid vehicles take power from more than one source: a relatively small low emission Euro 6 diesel engine and a highly sophisticated electric motor and battery system. 

route 20&21

  • In a conventional bus, when the driver uses the brake there is friction between the pad and the disc, which slows the bus, but generates significant levels of energy, which is  lost in heat. 
  • In an electric hybrid, this energy is 'captured' using the motor, acting as a generator and converted to electricity, stored in the batteries for later use. It is this capture of brake energy and use of 'free' energy which makes the hybrid particularly efficient. 

Impressed? Us too, so Go Green and try them out – they also have USB charging ports  on board.


The routes

Route 20 connects Kirriemuir, Padanaram, Forfar (including new Community Campus) and Dundee every hour, Monday to Saturday, and every 2 hours from Kirriemuir on Sundays and still every hour from Forfar on Sundays. 

Combine this frequency with route 21 coming from Brechin, means that there's a bus up to every 30 minutes between Forfar and Dundee on Monday to Saturday and hourly on Sunday.

Route 21 connects Edzell, Stracathro Hospital, Brechin, Forfar, Dundee every hour, Monday to Saturday and Sunday journeys connect with route 20 at Forfar to provide a link to Dundee every 2 hours.  Route 21A also operates between Brechin and Forfar via Aberlemno, which means there are 2 buses per hour between the two towns on Monday to Saturday and every 2 hours on Sunday.

Routes 20 and 21 stop right in the centre of Dundee, using stops at Hilltown, Murraygate, Seagate and the bus station in Dundee.  Onward connections are easy, just plan your journey or view the full   20 & 21 timetable.

Great value tickets

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


Travelling regularly? Get unlimited travel in your chosen travel  zone when you buy a:

  • DayRider (for adults, students, U16s and groups)
  • Flexi 5 (for adults and students)
  • 7 day MegaRider (for adults, students, U16s and U19s)
  • 4 week MegaRider (for adults and students)
  • 13 week MegaRider (for students)
  • Monthly MegaRider Xtra (for adults)


You can buy single, DayReturn, DayRider and MegaRider tickets from your driver
 and you can pay using contactless to avoid handling cash.
You can pay using cash and our drivers do give change if necessary.

DayRider, MegaRider and Flexi 5 tickets can be purchased using our app.
MegaRider and MegaRider Xtra tickets can be bought from our  Tickets page.


You can also plan your journey to see all available tickets for your trip.