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All covid rules and restrictions have been lifted in Scotland, but the virus has not gone away. Use ‘Covid sense’ to help protect yourself and others and stay up to date with travel advice.

The Scottish Government strongly recommend, if you are 12 or over, that you continue to wear a face covering in indoor public places and on public transport.

Stay at home if you are experiencing coronavirus symptoms or if you are self-isolating.

Plan your journey and when possible avoid busier services or places.

Comply with any signage or instructions on bus or from transport staff as these measures are in place for everyone’s safety.

Be considerate of the need for safety measures and the needs of fellow passengers or staff who may have impairments, disabilities or mobility issues.

Wash your hands before and after journeys or using hand sanitiser where possible

You should follow Transport Scotland’s advice on how to travel safely on public transport and the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 guidance on staying safe and protecting others.

Wash Hands      Hand Sanitiser

Technology is changing Scotland’s travel options

Your public transport networks are modernising with new digital ticketing and payment options.

Discover how your smart technology can make it even easier to get on board and travel around Scotland.



Mobile app

Smart payment

How does it work?

Find out more

More choices, more providers

Smart gadgets that can be used for travel in Scotland include smartcards or mobile apps. These pre-load your smart tickets, then you tap or show-and-go.

Alternatively, many operators also accept contactless payment.

Choose your smart media

Load it up with tickets

Off you go

More locations, more smart

Discover where you can travel smart in Scotland.

Your public transport operators are joining forces with multi-mode, multi-operator smartzones also available in locations across the country.

More operators, more convenience

Smart travel is available on many public transport operators across Scotland. Check locations for services in your area or operators to see if your provider is smart enabled.

More journey info, less stress

Traveline is Scotland's national public transport information service - the 'one-stop' shop for all bus, rail, coach, air and ferry times in Scotland.

Traveline helps you plan the best route for your journey across multiple operators and multiple transport modes.

Traveline Scotland

More choices, more benefits

Why go smart?

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