txt2travelineText a bus stop ID to 84268
to recieve next bus times by SMS

Frequently Asked Questions


How does txt2traveline work?

Simply text an 8-digit bus stop reference code to the txt2traveline number 84268 and you will get back the departure times of the next few buses from your chosen stop. The service is automated and operates 24 hours-a-day, every day. Charges apply.

How do I find the bus stop reference code?

Bus stop reference codes are unique, so information received relates only to one specific bus stop. You might want to pick the stop nearest to your house, the stop you use to get to work or even the stop nearest your favourite pub/restaurant. All codes are 8 digit numbers.

Codes are available at many bus stops - including most in the SPT area, Dumfries & Galloway, Midlothian and Fife.


How to text txt2traveline

For next departures

Text the bus stop code, (eg 78423963) to 84268 to get the times of the next buses from your chosen stop.

How much will it cost me?

The message you send is charged at your normal network provider charge, or it will use one standard text if you have these as part of a bundle from your mobile network provider.

The returned message from txt2traveline costs 25p. (Please note that you may still be charged if you send an invalid or incorrect message).


How else can I get bus times on my mobile phone?

Try our free app!

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If you've got an iPhone, Android phone, Windows Phone or BlackBerry you can download one of our FREE apps for comprehensive public transport info on-the-move.  Users also have access to the Traffic Scotland mobile service for motorway and trunk roads information.

..Or use our Next Departures Map

Any internet-enabled phone can access next bus departures for any Scottish bus stop on our Next Departures Map.

Please note: Normal data charges of your mobile operator apply when using our apps or mobile internet services. Speed and access to the service is subject to your network connection.