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X7 coastrider – the luxury coach service along the coast

We operate regular journeys along the North East coast of Scotland on Coastrider X7, running between Aberdeen and Perth, with journeys up to every hour. When combined with service X8, there are journeys between Perth, Dundee and Arbroath every 30 minutes!

Coastrider X7 offers luxury coach travel with X8 journeys operated by low-floor double deck buses, fitted with seatbelts and free Wi-Fi access!


Which bus to catch

Our limited stop services provide many journey options for people in Perthshire, Dundee, Angus and Aberdeenshire. The journeys run between:

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  • Perth Royal Infirmary (X7 & X8)
  • Perth  (X7 & X8)
  • Ninewells Hospital  (X7 & X8)
  • Dundee  (X7 & X8)
  • Arbroath  (X7 & X8)
  • Montrose  (X7)
  • Stonehaven  (X7)
  • Aberdeen  (X7)

Just sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery.

Why you’ll love the Coastrider X7 

You’ll love our new luxury coaches as they’re:


  • comfortable – luxury leather seats, air conditioning and on board toilets
  • connected – power sockets  and free   Wi-Fi*
  • bike-friendly  – store your bike on one of our five bike racks at no extra cost
  • environmentally friendly – we invest in coaches with the latest 'green' engines
  • safe – all coaches have CCTV

Why not try the X8? 

Our service X8 compliments the Coastrider X7, offering additional frequency between Arbroath, Dundee and Perth. The X8 route is also a limited stop service, serving both Perth Royal Infirmary and Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.  Service X8 is operated by double deck buses.


Download the   X7 coastrider and X8 timetable.


X8 Bus

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 both the coastrider X7 & X8 services. 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:


  • dayrider ticket for adults, children, students or groups
  • 7 day, 4 week and   monthly Xtra    ticket 
  • student   unirider    ticket

Visit our   tickets page  and choose when and where you want to travel and we'll tell you how much it costs.