Bus and Coach Hire Services

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Shiel BusesShiel Buses is a local family owned business in the Scottish Highlands celebrating over 40 successful years in business, providing bus and coach hire services throughout the West Lochaber area in Scotland and beyond.

Operating a fleet of 45 vehicles ranging in size from 16 seater luxury mini–coaches to 49 seater luxury coaches and the majority of which are DDA Compliant and wheelchair accessible. The business operation provides school and service contracts operating between Fort William and the Mallaig, Morvern and Ardnamurchan Peninsulas, Kinlochleven, Roy Bridge, Spean Bridge, Fort William town area. Private Coach Hire and individual coach and bus tours are also undertaken with a wealth of experience.


For more information please email us on info@shielbuses.co.uk

Latest Updates to Timetable

The next School Holidays for Highland Council pupils are 17th, 18th, 19th February 2020. Please note; our services will run to School Holiday (SH) timings on these days. 


For Highland Council School Holiday dates please click this link Please keep checking back as the dates are subject to change. 



School Bus Passes for  6th January 2020 to 27th March 2020  term will be on sale from our depot in Caol, Monday to Friday between 9am and 3pm from 6th January 2020.  Please be aware that we can only allow 1 week's grace and pupils will be expected to pay from week 2 of the term if they do not present the driver with a valid pre-paid bus pass. 

Replacement Bus Passes cost £5.00. 

Caol - LHS = £38.00

Town/Inverlochy/Corpach - LHS = £45.00

Upper Achintore/Plantation - LHS = £54.00 

Fort William - Kinlochleven HS = £100.00

Fort William - Ardnamurchan HS = £152.00

Onich - LHS = £85.00

Plantation – Lundavra PS = £38.00

Corpach - Banavie PS = £38.00

Corpach - Caol PS/St Columba’s = £38.00

Caol - Banavie PS = £38.00 

Corpach – Inverlochy = £45.00






Services to Inverness, Glasgow and Skye from and to Fort William are run by Scottish Citylink. Please see their website here for timetables, bookings, lost property and any other queries. 



Shiel Buses do not take bookings for services, however, you can pre-book tickets for the 500 Mallaig to Fort William through www.citylink.co.uk We would advise any passengers wishing to travel on this service from April to October to pre-book to ensure a seat.  Please note; Explorer Passes entitle you to a 50% discount on the 500 service.