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Bus Routes to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Whether a staff member or patient, family member or friend our bus options make it as straightforward as possible to visit Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Not only does it eliminate the stress and fees of hospital parking, but with  over 10  busses passing ARI every hour it eliminates long waiting times too. Getting you to appointments or work in a more sustainable and affordable way.


Hospital Direct Route 59

Running late for an appointment? Hate the hassle of parking? Our Hospital Direct Route 59 is not only our most frequent hospital service, but is also direct to the hospital door. With buses up to every 10 minutes it’s ideal for those who are working at or visiting ARI.

Due to the frequency of our Route 59 buses we recognise the importance of sustainable travel. That is why Hospital Direct Route 59 is operated by Stagecoach electric hybrid buses. These vehicles emit nearly a third less carbon dioxide than a conventional bus and have already proven to be the best performing buses in hybrid trials in London.

The Hospital Direct route 59 connects:

  • Northfield
  • Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
  • City centre 
  • Balnagask

It leaves up to every ten minutes Mondays to Fridays and up to every twenty minutes at the weekends. You can download the full Hospital Direct Route 59 timetable   here.

3 green buses parked

More ways to travel to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Choosing to use the bus cuts down on parking demand at the hospital, reduces local air pollution and carbon emissions from multiple cars. That’s why we have numerous bus routes that can drop you off at ARI while encouraging less cars on the road.

Love driving but hate parking in the city? Why not park for free at the Craibstone Park & Ride near Dyce where our Service 37   can then take you into the city  via the hospital. Not only does the park & ride have space for up to 1000 vehicles, but it also offers toilets, showering facilities and a heated waiting area. 


If travelling from elsewhere in the north east we also offer the following bus options which go via the hospital:

  • Service 10: Aberdeen - Huntly - Elgin – Inverness 
  • Service 35 : Aberdeen - Oldmeldrum - Banff – Elgin 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

35 bus with cullen and viaduct in background

Working at the hospital? You need an NHS weekly Megarider

In a bid to make your commute a little easier, we offer unlimited travel within the Aberdeen zone 2 boundary for all NHS Staff on our NHS weekly megarider ticket.  This ticket can be purchased for £17.90 by all NHS Grampian staff, simply show your staff ID to the driver.

Aberdeen University staff at the Foresterhill site can also purchase an NHS megarider when valid staff ID is presented to the driver.

For all ticket prices, see more details below. 

Working at the hospital? You need an NHS weekly Megarider

In a bid to make your commute a little easier, we offer unlimited travel within the Aberdeen zone 2 boundary for all NHS Staff on our NHS weekly megarider ticket.  This ticket can be purchased for £17.90 by all NHS Grampian staff, simply show your staff ID to the driver.

Aberdeen University staff at the Foresterhill site can also purchase an NHS megarider when valid staff ID is presented to the driver.

For all ticket prices, see more details below. 

Working at the hospital? The NHS weekly Megarider is for you

To make your commute a little easier, we offer unlimited travel within the Aberdeen zone 2 boundary for all NHS Staff on our NHS weekly megarider ticket.  This ticket can be purchased for £17.90 by all NHS Grampian staff, simply show your staff ID to the driver.

Aberdeen University staff at the Foresterhill site can also purchase an NHS megarider when valid staff ID is presented to the driver.

 
 

5 reasons why you’ll love route 59

Still not convinced? Here’s 5 reasons you’ll love Hospital Direct Route 59:

  • Frequent  – Route 59  leaves up to every ten minutes Monday to Friday
  • Environmentally friendly – our   electric hybrid buses   use a third less fuel and nearly a third less carbon dioxide
  • Comfortable – electric hybrid buses are smoother and quieter than a standard bus
  • Connected – get   free Wi-Fi    on board
  • Affordable - no need to pay expensive parking fees or petrol costs with our affordable ticket prices & NHS discount
 

Looking for options?

Although we love Hospital Direct Route 59 we get it, it’s good to have options, which is why several of our services have ARI as part of their route. For more buses going to the Royal Infirmary, download timetables for: