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New Flexible Bus Tickets for Highlands Region

Local bus operator, Stagecoach, has announced plans to introduce a new flexible bus ticket.

From Sunday 7 March a series of changes will be made to bus tickets across Orkney.

Travel advice from the Scottish Government remains to stay at home and only travel if your journey is essential. Bus services have operated throughout the pandemic for those who require the bus to keep connected – key workers and essential shopping trips have been at the heart of the journeys being made by bus.

The changes include the introduction of a new flexible ticket offering better value to those using the bus less frequently. The “Flexi5” ticket will be exclusively available on the Stagecoach mobile app from Sunday 7 March and gives one free day travel in every 5 days. The Flexi5 ticket gives the user 5 days of bus travel to use over one calendar month from the date of purchase.

From the same date, the dayrider fare on Orkney will reduce from £9.30 to £7.30, and child dayrider and 7-day megarider tickets will also be introduced, making bus travel cheaper for those aged between 5 and 15 years old.

Commenting on the changes, David Beaton Managing Director at Stagecoach Highland said: “We’re really pleased to be able to introduce our Flexi5 ticket across Orkney, bringing better value to those who travel with us occasionally.”

From the same date single, return and megarider fares will also be adjusted. For all the details on the ticket changes please visit

Where to buy your ticket

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

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