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

Highland Schools are closed to pupils on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th September, therefore, our services will be running to School Holiday (SH) timings. 

*** School Bus Pass Information ***

School Bus passes for the 17th August to 8th October 2021 term will be on sale from Monday 16th August until Friday 27th August 2021 (excluding weekends) between 9.30am and 2.30pm. Please note the 2 week selling window.

Bus passes can be purchased by telephoning 01397 700 700. We can take payment via Debit or Credit card. Please have your payment card, pupil’s name and home and school information ready. We expect a high volume of calls so please have understanding of this and patience.

Highland Council Schools' Summer Holidays run from Monday 28th June - 16th August 2021 inclusive. 

During this time we will be running to School Holiday (SH) timings. Please check our timetables prior to travel. 

Shiel Buses would like to commend all school pupils throughout Lochaber for all of their hardwork and dedication during another very difficult year. To all school leavers, we wish you well for the future. We look forward to welcoming all new and current pupils in August. 

Following the latest guidelines from Scottish Government, face coverings will be MANDATORY from Monday 22nd June 2020 on all of our buses.

Important information and guidelines from Transport Scotland - click here.

Please read the following from the Scottish Government: