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2-for-1 travel with The Scottish Sun

Don't miss out on our fantastic 2-for-1 travel offer with the Scottish Sun

From Thurso to Kirkcudbright and most places in-between!

This offer has now ended - keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for future offers!

There's so much to explore, from whisky trails to castles and coastlines

We teamed up with the Scottish Sun to offer 2-for-1 travel across Scotland, from Ayrshire’s castles, the Moray coast, Dundee’s museums and most places in between!

  • From 2 February we gave away vouchers for 2-for-1 travel
  • Passengers collected five tokens printed in the paper to redeem the offer
  • This brilliant offer was valid from 7 February to 10 March 2019

All redeemed 2-for-1 voucher entries were automatically entered into a prize draw to win a full year of free travel within the winner’s chosen area in Scotland.


Not sure how you want to use your free ticket? We've got some inspiration for your day out right here!

I'd like to use my ticket in:

Highlands & Islands | Aberdeenshire & Moray | Dundee, Angus & Perthshire

Fife & Edinburgh | Glasgow | Ayrshire & Arran


View full T&Cs here


Inspiration for your journey with us


Visit the Highlands & Islands


Travel to 'The Happiest Place in Scotland'

Great for distilleries, dining out & shopping until you drop

Travel between Aberdeen and Inverness on service 10. Inverness has a great selection of cafes, bars and restaurants to enjoy - no wonder it was recently voted the happiest place in Scotland! This route has a great variety of things to see and do, including visiting the oldest continually operating distillery in Scotland (Strathisla distillery in Keith) and Baxters shop and restaurant, famous for its delicious soups, sauces and condiments.

Read more about service 10  | View timetable

Plan your journey to Inverness


Connecting You to Caithness

The fastest way to get to the far north coast of Scotland

Bus is easily the best option when travelling north from Inverness to Caithness with quicker journey times and more affordable fares than travelling by train. This service also offers a direct connection to the ferry terminal at Scrabster for those travelling onwards to Orkney.

View timetable 

Plan your journey to Caithness



Visit Aberdeenshire & Moray


Take a Trip to Royal Deeside

Great for castles, scenic walks & getting away from it all

If scenic riverside walks and castles are more your style, stop in by Banchory, Ballater and Braemar on the Royal Deeside route. Visit Queen Victoria's Balmoral Estate, take a walk along the River Dee or explore the grounds of 400-year old Crathes Castle. Aberdeenshire is known as Scotland's Castle Country due to the hundreds of castles, stately homes and ruins there, so there's plenty to explore!

View timetable

Plan your journey to Royal Deeside


Coastal Capers with Service 35

Great for dolphin spotting & exploring the North East's beautiful coastline

Better known for its resident population of dolphins, the Moray Coast is one of the best places to spot these creatures in the wild. Service 35 travels along the coastline of the glittering waters of Moray Firth from Elgin to Banff before finishing the journey in Aberdeen. You can hop on and off the hourly service using a dayrider ticket and we would highly recommend stopping off along the route to explore the picturesque harbour villages. The exciting range of flavours on offer at Portsoy Ice Cream shop is well worth a visit too!

View timetable

Plan your journey to the Moray Coast


Explore the Speyside Whisky Trail

Great for sampling some of Scotland's best single malts

Discover the world's only malt whisky trail on Service 36 between Elgin and Dufftown, which stops right outside Glenfiddich Distillery and the Speyside Cooperage. Along this famous route, you will find more than half of Scotland’s malt whisky distilleries. 

Read more about the Speyside Whisky Trail

Plan your Whisky Trail journey



Visit Dundee, Angus & Perthshire


Make Montrose Yours with Service X7

Great for seeing the spectacular coastline on a comfortable coach

Have you been on our luxury coach service X7 between Dundee and Montrose via Arbroath? The service takes an hour to reach Montrose from Dundee via the scenic coastal route and has free WiFi and USB charging points. Why not grab breakfast at the Pavillion Café or stop for a visit to the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre? Our best value ticket for this journey is a Tayside dayrider costing £8. 

Read more about our express services

Plan your journey to Montrose


X56: A Day Out in Historic Perth

Great for arts & culture, dining out, adventures with the kids

Hop on an X56 from Edinburgh for a great day out in Perth! An adult return ticket on this route is only £8 and the service is operated by state-of-the-art coaches with luxury leather seats, free WiFi and USB charging points on-board! For the grown-ups, Perth is a cultural and historical hub with the Black Watch Museum, Perth concert hall, IMAX cinema and plenty of excellent bars and restaurants. Perth also has a leisure pool (a short walk from the X56 bus stop) which has flumes and is great for kids.

Read more about our express services

Plan your journey to Perth


Visit Fife & Edinburgh


Escape to the Seaside with Service X60

Great for exploring the best of Fife's coastal scenery

Did you know that for just £9.10 you can grab a Fife dayrider ticket? Meaning you can make as many trips as you like within the Fife area. Jump on an X60 and enjoy a scenic coastal coach trip from Kirkcaldy to St Andrews. For a day out with the family, St Andrews has a fantastic aquarium and is also home to the British Golf Museum. St Andrew’s Cathedral and Castle is ready to explore, as well as award-winning cafés and restaurants. This Express service also stops off at Anstruther, a small fishing village located along the coastline.

Read more about our express services

Plan your journey along the Fife coast


Start Your Holiday in Style with JET747

Great for getting to Edinburgh Airport from Fife

Planning your holiday? Catch Stagecoach's JET747, the only direct public transport link between Fife and Edinburgh Airport dropping you off at the terminal. Fast and frequent journeys on board our luxury buses, with leather seats, free WiFi, phone charging and luggage racks! 
An adult period return is valid for 28 days costs just £14.

Read more about our JET747 service

Plan your journey to Edinburgh airport


Visit Glasgow


Try Out Scotland's Best Bus Service

Great for getting to Glasgow in style

Travel from Dumfries to Glasgow, seven days a week on our X74 service with comfy e-leather seats, free Wi-Fi and USB or plug sockets. The X74 service was awarded 'Best Bus Service 2018' by the Scottish Transport Awards, and operates 12 times per day carrying an impressive 180,000 customers each year! This service is a fantastic choice for a convenient, comfortable and affordable way to travel between Dumfries and Glasgow so whether you’re heading out for drinks with your mates in one of Glasgow’s trendy bars, or taking the family for a trip to one of the city’s museums – kick back and relax on the X74 and you’ll be enjoying your day out in no time at all!

Read more about service X74

Plan your journey to Glasgow



Night Out in the City of Style

Great for leaving the car behind!

Our express services from Ayrshire can take you out on the town in around an hour. Both the X77 Ayr to Glasgow and X76 Kilmarnock to Glasgow offer regular journeys to the City of Style with weekend late services until 4am from Glasgow if you fancy a night out with friends.  From the east, services X24, X26 and X27 operate from Fife, Clackmannanshire and Forth Valley to Glasgow up to every 20 minutes and you can get from Cumbernauld into the city on services X24, X25, X26, X27 and X28 in just 20 mins!



Visit Ayrshire & Arran


Service 11: The Best of What Ayrshire Has to Offer

Great for seaside walks, indoor adventures in Irvine, or trips to the cinema in Kilmarnock

Our popular service 11 runs between Kilmarnock and Ardrossan every 10 minutes. There’s plenty to see and do along this route – why not spend a day by the seaside in sunny Saltcoats, taking in the fresh air and maybe stopping by a cafe for some fish and chips... just like the good old days! 

If the weather isn’t holding out, fear not – just jump back on the service 11 and head to Irvine where you can visit the Rivergate shopping centre, or head to the new Leisure Centre, the Portal to spend some time swimming or hitting the gym! 

If you’d prefer a lazier day you can take the 11 to Kilmarnock where you can enjoy an ice cream from local favourite - Varani’s Forum Cafe and then head to the cinema to enjoy the latest flick! 

Read more about service 11

Plan your journey around Ayrshire


On the Trail of Scotland's Favourite Son

Great for fans of Scottish history & culture

Want to know more about Scotland’s favourite son? What better way than hopping on our 361 service which drops you right at his door - the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway! With events running throughout the year and a play park, as well as the museum there’s something to please everyone!

Plan your journey to Alloway


Visit Scotland in miniature

Hop on a bus and a ferry for an island adventure 

Fancy a day trip to the Isle of Arran? With our 11, 12, 18, 585, X11 and X36 services we can get you to Ardrossan where you can catch the ferry over to the island.  Once there our 322, 323 and 324 services can take you around the island to try a tipple at the magical Arran Distillery or soak up some history at the Arran Heritage Museum. 

Plan your journey to Arran



  1. This 2 for 1 offer entitles you, on presentation of a valid 2 for 1 voucher to the driver, to travel for free when travelling with a person over the age of 18 who has paid the full fare for single, return or dayrider ticket on any Stagecoach bus or coach service in Scotland. Excludes multi operator tickets, service No.79 operating between Dumfries and Carlisle, or any Megabus or Citylink service.
  2. The 'free' ticket must be the same ticket type and value of the purchased ticket. 
  3. The full fare ticket must be purchased onboard to be valid for the 2 for 1 offer. Tickets purchased on the Stagecoach Bus App or website will not be valid for this offer.
  4. A voucher is valid where it contains 5 distinctive tokens printed in the Scottish Sun newspaper during the period between 2nd and 9th February 2019 and has been completed with the requisite contact information. Photocopies will not be accepted.
  5. The offer is valid for travel between 7th February 2019 and 10th March 2019 inclusive.
  6. Your completed 2 for 1 voucher must be handed to the Stagecoach bus driver in exchange for a valid ticket to travel on your chosen route.
  7. The offer is open to UK residents and a maximum of 4 free tickets per household are permitted. Participants under the age of 18 must obtain parental or guardian consent to use the offer and must travel with the person who has provided the consent.
  8. The offer is not open to employees (or their family members) of the Promoter or its group companies, or anyone else connected to the administration of the offer.
  9. The offer is non-refundable, non-returnable nor eligible for exchange, and has no cash value.
  10. The Promoter reserves all rights to change or remove this offer at any time, or to disqualify you if your conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the offer. The decision of the Promoter in all matters relating to the offer is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  11. By using the voucher you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  12. Participants will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win a year’s free travel, and by using this voucher you are also agreeing to be bound by the terms and conditions governing the prize draw.
  13. The Promoter will only process your personal information as set out in their Privacy Policy.
  14. Promoter: Stagecoach Services Limited, One Stockport Exchange, 20 Railway Road, Stockport, SK1 3SW

Frequently asked questions 

How long does the 2-for-1 offer last?

The offer is valid from 7 February to 10 March 2019.


How many tokens do I need to collect?

You must collect 5 differently numbered tokens and present them with the 2-for-1 voucher to redeem the offer.


Which tickets are included in the offer?

Single, return and dayrider tickets are included in the offer.


Can I use the 2-for-1 offer for an ABC/Grasshopper/other multi operator ticket?

No, this offer does not include multi operator tickets.



Where can I travel with my free ticket?

This offer entitles you, on presentation of a valid 2-for-1 voucher to the driver, to travel for free when travelling with a person over the age of 18 who has paid the full fare for a single, return or dayrider ticket on any Stagecoach bus or coach service in Scotland.


How do I enter the prize draw?

All redeemed 2-for-1 voucher entries will be automatically entered into a prize draw.


Are Megabus and Citylink included in the 2-for-1 offer?

No, this offer does not include travel on Megabus, Citylink or service No.79 operating between Dumfries and Carlisle.