More Buses, More Adventures in Clyde Flyer Country!

2 months ago Fri 10th May 2024

Clydeflyer BusThe operator behind Scotland’s Most Scenic Bus Route – the award-winning Clyde Flyer, linking Glasgow with the Clyde Coast – is to deliver a boost for the region’s visitor economy with more buses, more often and new journeys for nights out in the big city.

McGill’s Bus Group – owned by leading Scottish tycoons and philanthropists Sandy and James Easdale - is launching a bigger and better timetable for its popular Clyde Flyer 901 and 906 routes from Monday (13 May 2024) with more buses during evenings and on Sundays, and to provide more seats on one of the busiest sections of route at the coast.

Summer days and evenings out along the beautiful Clyde Coast – and nights enjoying the bright lights of Glasgow – will be much easier with the new timetable in place.

Key highlights of the new Clyde Flyer timetable include:

  • Double the buses on Sundays – buses on Clyde Flyer 901 and 906 will each run every hour to offer a bus every 30 minutes on the shared sections of route between Glasgow, Greenock and Largs.
  • Extra buses every 15 minutes between Greenock, Gourock and Lunderston Bay – extra buses will run along this busy section of our route along the coast, with four buses an hour all day on Monday to Saturday.
  • Late evening buses from Glasgow to the Clyde Coast – ideal to make the most of summer nights in the big city, with later evening departures on Clyde Flyer 901 leaving Glasgow’s Buchanan Bus Station and serving all the usual city centre bus stops at 9pm, 10pm and 11pm on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, all the way to Greenock or Gourock.

McGill’s Bus Group Managing Director Alex Hornby said: “Our Clyde Flyer is already a very popular way to discover the amazing scenery and lively towns of the Clyde Coast, shopping and leisure at Braehead, and work and play in the city of Glasgow.

“This new timetable means more buses, more often on the busiest part of our route along the coast between Greenock, Gourock, McInroy’s Point and the nearest sandy beach to Glasgow at Lunderston Bay, a perfect spot for coastal walks and family picnics.

“An evening out in the city of Glasgow is also about to become a lot easier, with extra late evening journeys on Clyde Flyer 901 to Greenock or Gourock – ideal for a great night out enjoying city centre bars and restaurants plus leisure attractions at XSite Braehead – and a later evening bus at 7.55pm from Largs to Glasgow, giving more time to enjoy the coast.

“We’ll also be running double the number of journeys on Sundays between Glasgow, Greenock and Largs, making a great day out on the coast easy for everyone – especially with our day zone tickets starting from just £5.50 and free travel for under 22s with a Young Scot card, and over 60s holding the Scottish National Entitlement Card.

“As Inverclyde’s leading bus operator, we know the vital role our buses have in supporting the region’s economy. Our award-winning Clyde Flyer route encourages responsible tourism by bringing thousands of day trippers to the coast without adding to congestion and pollution – and provides a vital link to the city for residents and visitors alike.

“With more buses, more often, we’re looking forward to a busy summer on Scotland’s Most Scenic Bus Route.”

Full details of the new Clyde Flyer 901 and 906 timetables and best value fare deals are now online and can be found here, and on the free to download McGill's Mobile App