Additional travel options serving vaccination locations


For public transport options to and from vaccination centres, please see our main information page about our journey planner and helpline. 

We have been advised that the following additional travel options are available for some vaccination locations.

These travel options may not appear in the journey planner so please check the information below carefully.​

Please only travel to a vaccination centre once you have a confirmed date and time for your appointment. 


Ayr: Prestwick to Ayr vaccination centre shuttle bus

SPT advise that a shuttle bus has been arranged to operate from Prestwick to Ayr Citadel, Vaccination Centre, and details are as follows:

• It will operate on Sunday 21st, Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd February
• Availability is for passengers travelling wholly to or from the Citadel Vaccination Centre
• It will be a free service, and operated by Stagecoach
• The bus destination screen will show ‘NHS CITADEL SHUTTLE’

Click here for the shuttle bus timetable


Largs: Inverclyde Sports Centre - Extra journeys on Shuttle Buses service 40

Additional journeys will operate on Wednesday 24th February only on this public bus service.

Please click here for the updated timetable


Wishaw: JMB Travel services routed via Wishaw Sports Centre

From Monday 8th February, every other journey on JMB Travel, services 41 and 56 will be numbered 41V and 56V and go via the new Coronavirus vaccination centre at Wishaw Sports Centre.

There will be no change to bus times, please view a summary timetable for both services serving the vaccination hub.

You can also view the full timetables for Service 41 and Service 56.


Alloa: Forth Valley College Alloa vaccination centre - Free shuttle from Alloa Shillinghill

Until 12th May 2021, Order of Malta Dial-a-Journey will operate a free shuttle bus service between Alloa Shillinghill (stance 2) and Forth Valley College Alloa vaccination centre.

The service will operate every 20 minutes Monday to Sunday and there is no need to book in advance to use the bus. The first bus from Shillinghill is 08:15 then every 20 minutes between Shillinghill and Forth Valley College Alloa main entrance.

The last bus from the Main Entrance at Forth Valley College main entrance is 20:00. The service is operated in conjunction with NHS Forth Valley to assist with transport to the vaccination centre.


Lothians: Handicabs Lothian - For those with mobility challenges

Handicabs Lothian (HcL) are offering free transport for people with mobility challenges to get their COVID-19 vaccine. 

This service requires booking and is available in the Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian areas.

Please see the Handicabs website for more information.


Grampian area: 

The regional Transport to Healthcare Information Centre is available for travel advice in the NHS Grampian area (including local dial-a-bus options).

The helpline number is 01467 536111 or email  for advice and support. Lines are open from 9:00am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday.

Please note that this service can not book transport but they can assist with local advice. 


First Bus: At-a-glance information for Greater Glasgow, Aberdeen and South East and Central Scotland

First Bus has published summary tables of their bus services calling near vaccination centres in the Greater GlasgowAberdeen; and Stirling, Falkirk, West Lothian and Edinburgh areas.

If you're unfamiliar with these existing bus routes, please use our journey planner or call us so we can help plan your door-to-door journey using all available options.