Please see the information below relating to Stagecoach’s fare revision from Sunday 7th March


Exciting news! We’re simplifying our fares and tickets to make them more consistent and easier to understand. From Sunday 7th March, our new ticket options will be available with many single fares reduced in price and new multi- journey zones and tickets offering more flexible travel options. The changes are also designed to help reduce cash handling, by reducing the need for change, creating more tickets available on the app and keeping prices below the contactless limit on our ticket machines.

Fares and tickets are also changing in Aberdeenshire and the West of Scotland.


Single tickets will range from £1 to £10 with a 50% discount for children (under 16) and a 25% discount for students. Young Scot card holders can also benefit from 1/3 off single adult fares.

Check the fare for your journey online (you’ll need to plan a journey after 7th March to see the new fares), on average, our single tickets will either reduce in price or stay the same!


We’re removing standard returns from our fares as the best value option is usually one of our DayRider tickets if you’re making 2 or more journeys on the same day.

However, some of our promotional discounted day return tickets are still available:

Adult Child
Journey Peak Off Peak Peak Off Peak
West/South Fife to Edinburgh £6  £5  £3  £2.50
Fife to Edinburgh £7  £6  £3.50  £3
X51 route to Livingston £7  £6  £3.50  £3
Kirkcaldy/Glenrothes/Cupar to Dundee  £7  £3.50
Stonehaven to Aberdeen £7  £7  –
Peak Off Peak Peak Off Peak
West/South Fife – Edinburgh  £                6.00  £       5.00  £       3.00  £       2.50
Covers Cowdenbeath, Dalgety Bay, Dunfermline, Inverkeithing, Rosyth, Kelty, Ferrytoll, Halbeath, South Queensferry. Available for purchase on Express services only. *
Fife – Edinburgh  £                7.00  £       6.00  £       3.50  £       3.00
Includes all other areas in Fife not listed above. Available for purchase on Express services only.
Fife – Livingston  £                7.00  £       6.00  £       3.50  £       3.00
Valid from any point on the X51 service, including South Queensferry
Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes, Cupar – Dundee  –  £       7.00  –  £       3.50
Stonehaven – Aberdeen  £                7.00  –  £       4.20  –
Refer to Stagecoach BlueBird for more info
Perth Day Return   £                4.50  –  £       2.30  –
Valid for return travel to Perth as well as free and unlimited journeys within the Perth town zone. Valid from locations as far out of Perth such as Abernethy, Bein Inn, Dunning, Broom of Dalreoch, Burnbrae, Dunkeld, Cargill, Kinrossie, Kinnaird, Inchmichael and Errol
JET747 £14 period return ticket**
With our period return ticket, you can travel to Edinburgh Airport and return at anytime within 28 days

*Kids can travel for just £1 off-peak with a paying adult/concession card holder, when travelling from Halbeath/Ferrytoll P&R to Edinburgh.

** Kids can use a £1 period return when travelling with an adult/concession to Edinburgh Airport from anywhere on our Express network/JET747 (excluding service X7).


Multi-journey tickets

Our ticket zones have been simplified into 3 categories: Town, Regional and an All East Scotland Zone and you can buy a DayRider, a 7 day MegaRider or a 4 week MegaRider for each zone.


And for our Route 19 loyals, don’t worry – we’ve kept our Route 19 DayRider and MegaRider tickets especially for you, for the cheaper price of £4.20 for a DayRider, £14 for a 7 day MegaRider, or £45 for a 4 week MegaRider.


If you’re a student, why not save even more with one of our 13 week tickets to cover your full semester?


A summary of the new zones is shown below along with the adult price for each ticket type:

Town/City zones:  Description Region zones:   Description
£3.60 DayRider £6.50 DayRider
£13.30 7 day MegaRider £22.70 7 day MegaRider
£43.90 4 week MegaRider £74.90 4 week MegaRider
Arbroath No zone changes Angus NEW Zone click here for more info! This ticket is perfect if you previously bought a Tayside zone ticket to travel from Angus into Dundee.
Dundee No zone changes Central Fife No zone changes
Dunfermline No zone changes North East Fife Lower price, revised boundaries and now includes Dundee zone!
If you bought this ticket in Glenrothes/Leven to travel to North East Fife/Dundee, you will need to purchase an ‘East Scotland zone’ ticket. Click here for more info!
Edinburgh NEW ZONE click here for more info! North Perthshire & The Carse NEW ZONE click here for more info!  This ticket is perfect if you previously bought a Tayside zone ticket to travel from North Perthshire into Perth or Dundee city
Forfar Forfar replaces Forfar + and is cheaper! South Perthshire & Kinross NEW ZONE click here for more info!  This ticket is perfect if you previously bought a Tayside zone ticket to travel from South Perthshire into Perth City
Glenrothes No zone changes West Fife No zone changes
Kirkcaldy No zone changes
Leven No zone changes
Perth No zone changes
St Andrews No zone changes


East Scotland zone:   Description
£9 DayRider
£30 7 day MegaRider
£99 4 week MegaRider
East Scotland Covers our full operating region of East Scotland, with a much lower price!  Use this ticket if you previously bought a Fife+ or Tayside ticket to travel long distance, you’ll get even more for your money now too!

We’ve made some slight changes to some of our rural/commuter zones to better suit the journeys you’ve been making.  Click on the zone to view the changes to boundaries.

Some have been extended and some may be more limited which reflects the reduced price for the zone.  You’ll find some completely new zones, and for those who travel longer distances, our East Scotland zone offers unlimited travel across the whole region, all for the same price or less that the current and popular Fife+/Tayside tickets, which will be withdrawn.

The Dundee+, Edinburgh+, Fife, Glasgow+ and Perth+ ticket zones will also be withdrawn, you‘ll find alternative options available using the new zones above, or check our list of promotional return tickets which may offer great value travel for your journey instead.

If you already have an existing longer term ticket for one of these revised/withdrawn zones, don’t worry, these will remain valid until the expiry date shown.

For child (u16), under 19 and student prices for these zones click here.


Group tickets

Travelling in a group? We’ve made our group tickets even better as they’re now valid for up to and including 5 passengers, child or adult. Group tickets are valid after 0900 Monday- Friday or anytime at the weekend.




Our NightRider tickets are still available to buy on bus for travel after 7pm for only £3!


Flexi 5

We know working patterns have changed recently, which is why we’re offering a new flexible ticket to suit your travel needs. Available exclusively on the Stagecoach Bus app, simply buy 5 of the same adult or student DayRider tickets for the price of 4 and use them within a month from activation – perfect if you don’t need to travel every day!

Please note, Flexi 5 is an introductory offer, subject to change and has replaced our previous 10 journey and FlexiRider tickets.


MegaRider Xtra

Are you an Xtra Customer? You will shortly receive an email detailing information on the new zones and what you need to do.

Interested in becoming an Xtra customer, set up recurring payments, enjoying even more savings and unlimited travel? Click here for more information on how to sign up.


Multi operator tickets

There will be no changes to the multi operator tickets; ABC, Grasshopper, One-Ticket, PlusBus.


How to buy

Our tickets are available from the driver, on the Stagecoach Bus app or on our website, depending on what you want to buy:


On bus





747 Period Return


Day Return





Flexi 5


7 Day MegaRider




28 Day MegaRider



MegaRider Xtra


13 Week (students only)






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