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The Trossachs Explorer

A new pilot bus service connecting The Trossachs

We know that a lack of regular and widespread public transport options presents a challenge when it comes to encouraging people to leave their cars when getting around the National Park. And those that don’t have cars, find it difficult to reach certain areas.

Trossachs Explorer bus stop, aerial view of route and bus shelter in Aberfoyle

The Trossachs Explorer is a pilot bus service running from the 1st July – 30th September 2024, which aims to address some of these barriers by providing a reliable alternative, which is climate friendly and more inclusive.

The service will run from Callander, Kilmahog/ Ben Ledi, Brig O’ Turk, Ben A’an, Loch Katrine, Ben Venue, The Lodge, Aberfoyle, and back again.

All aboard The Trossachs Explorer!

The Route

The Route

The Route

Aberfoyle > 10 mins > The Lodge > 5 mins > Ben Venue> 10 mins > Loch Katrine > 4 mins > Ben A’an > 5 mins> Brig o’Turk > 8 mins > Ben Ledi/Kilmahog > 10 mins> Callander

The Trossachs Explorer service will run 7 days a week, from the 1st July – 30th September 2024, with frequent departures from Callander and Aberfoyle. Check the full timetable for detailed information. 

Planning your Journey

Plan your journey using the National Park Journey Planner  providing all the potential travel options for visitors in one place to make it easier to research, plan and book your day trip.

You can access live tracking of the bus along the route, by downloading the Midland Bluebird App.

There are lots of ways to connect to the Trossachs Explorer from Glasgow or Stirling using existing services. For instance, if you’re traveling to or from Glasgow without a car, you can conveniently link up with the X10 service from Balfron. For more detailed connectivity options, visit The Midland Bluebird website and use their helpful journey planner function.

Pricing & Purchasing a Ticket

Under 22’s and over 60’s travel for free with a Scottish National Entitlement Card (NEC).

There’s no need to pre-book, and you can purchase a ticket from the driver by cash or card on the Trossachs Explorer.

A Day Saver ticket (unlimited journeys between Aberfoyle and Callander) costs £5.95 for adults, with group and family discounts available. View the full ticket pricing options.

Accessibility Information

Each bus has space for one wheelchair, and the buses are equipped with ramps to support ease of access into and off the bus. Please ask the driver for assistance should you need it.

Please note that the stop at Kilmahog/Ben Ledi is on an uneven and unsurfaced grass verge, so we recommend that you check its suitability for your personal needs in advance. 

You can find more accessibility information in our Frequently Asked Questions. 

Trossachs Explorer Timetables

Trossachs Explorer Timetables

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Experiences along the route

Experiences along the route

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The Trossachs Explorer FAQs

The Trossachs Explorer FAQs

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