Bus Services

Stagecoach Bluebird and Aberdeenshire Council jointly launched improved bus services between Aberdeen and Banchory on Monday 9th July 2007. The ‘Discover Royal Deeside’ services operate up to every 20 minutes, Monday to Saturday between Banchory and Aberdeen via North Deeside Road. The Sunday timetable was also improved, with services operating hourly for most of the day between Aberdeen, Banchory and Braemar.  A new 204 service from Strachan was introduced on weekdays.

Stagecoach Royal Deeside Services 201 202 203 and 205

Service 200

Aberdeen, Banchory, Torphins, Aboyne, Ballater and Braemar

Banchory to Westhill



Stagecoach Service 204 Strachan, Banchory, Aberdeen (via Woodlands of Durris)


Village Hopper Service

Aboyne Finzean Banchory and Aboyne Migvie/Lumphanan Tarland


65 Special

Deeside Dial a Trip for people who have difficulty using public transport

Services cover: Aboyne, Ballater, Banchory, Braemar, Drumoak, Finzean, Inchmarlo, Strachan

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Facilities for Cyclists

Aberdeenshire Council and Stagecoach Bluebird Bus Service are working together to provide a number of free bike bags on Royal Deeside bus services between Braemar and Aberdeen as part of an initial trial throughout the summer of 2011. The bags are heavy-duty polythene bags that will protect the bike and the bus and will be used to store bikes in the boot space.

Car Sharing Schemes

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