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Multi Operator Ticketing


Aberdeenshire Connect

How does through-ticketing work?

The scheme enables passengers to pay fares for onward bus journeys in a single transaction.A 10% fares discount is provided compared to the total cost of the individual journeys. Single and return fares are available. For example:

Travelling from Stuartfield to Aberdeen, using Central Buchan A2B dial a bus to Mintlaw Square and then Stagecoach from Mintlaw to Aberdeen would cost £12.80 buying separate tickets. An Aberdeenshire Connect ticket costs £11.50 , saving you £1.30

What services are these tickets available on?

We have made these tickets available where it benefits passengers most.

Stagecoach Bluebird, Aberdeenshire's largest bus operator offer their own through tickets on some services, giving better value when you are changing between Stagecoach buses.

Aberdeenshire Connect is currently available on the following services:

Service Route Description Connect At Travelling to
308 Aberchirder/Rothienorman - Inverurie (Bain's Coaches) Inverurie Aberdeen
251 Fraserburgh/New Deer - Ellon/Aberdeen (Kineil Coaches) Ellon Peterhead, Mintlaw and Aberdeen(when service terminates at Ellon)
A2B2 Central Buchan A2B dial-a-bus (Classy Taxis) Mintlaw Aberdeen, Ellon, Peterhead, Fraserburgh
270 Fraserburgh - New Pitsligo Circular (Kineil Coaches) Fraserburgh Aberdeen, Ellon, Peterhead
493 Ellon - Inverurie (Kineil Coaches) Inverurie or Ellon Aberdeen, Fraserburgh, Peterhead
254 Ellon Town Service (Kineil Coaches) Ellon Aberdeen, Mintlaw, Fraserburgh or Peterhead
24 Stonehaven - Brechin (Nicoll Coaches) Stonehaven Aberdeen or Portlethen
A2B4 Westhill A2B dial-a-bus (Stagecoach Bluebird) Westhill Aberdeen
279 Fraserburgh Town Service (Watermill Coaches) Fraserburgh Aberdeen, Peterhead, Ellon

If you travel on a service which you think may benefit from Aberdeenshire Connect being made available please contact us using the details below.



Local Bus operators have come together to create a new Multi - operator travelcard called Grasshopper. The ticket is available from your driver and allows unlimited travel on all bus services with zones 1 - 3. Tickets are available as daily or weekly passes. Please note Grasshopper ticket prices have been reduced from 1st February 2015

Grasshopper zones 1-6 June 2015




If you have any comments or queries regarding ticketing arrangements, please contact the Public Transport Unit, tel. 01224 664031, or email public.transport@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.

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