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 further information on any of our services for Shiel Buses please contact us at Fort William on 01397 700 700, Acharacle on 01967 431 272 or email us at info@shielbuses.co.uk

Latest Updates to Timetable

The next School Holidays for Highland Council pupils are the Christmas Holidays which run from Saturday 21st December 2019 until Sunday 5th January 2020. Please note; our services will be running to School Holiday (SH) timings over the two week school holidays however we have NO SERVICES running on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and 2nd January


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



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.