Stirling bus station

A guide to Stirling bus station, including information on opening times, bus services, accessibility and getting help from our travel centre.


Goosecroft Road

Opening hours

The concourse is open while bus services operate.

Our indoor facilities are open:

  • Monday to Saturday, 6:40am to 7pm
  • Sunday, 10:10am to 5:30pm

Ticket office and travel centre

Our ticket office and travel centre can provide:

  • travel information
  • tickets for Scottish Citylink and National Express services

You can buy tickets for all other services on the bus.

With the exception of demand-responsive transport services, all operators accept contactless debit and credit cards on all their services.

Travel centre staff can also help you with an application for:

The centre is open Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 4:15pm.

You can call us on 01786 237 500.

Smoking policy

Smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, is not permitted in any part of the bus station. This includes:

  • the concourse
  • bus stances
  • bus operational areas

Please dispose of butts appropriately and avoid smoking at the exit.

Bus service information

You can find information on the buses that serve the station by reading our list of destinations and services.

You can get timetable information by visiting the service operators' websites.

Scottish Citylink

Midland Bluebird

Docherty's Midland Coaches


Ferguson Mini Bus Hire

You can also use the Traveline Scotland website to plan your journey.

Plan your journey with Traveline Scotland


The bus station's toilets are open:

  • Monday to Saturday, 6:40am to 7pm
  • Sunday, 10:10am to 5pm

Contact a member of staff if you need access to the baby changing facilities.

You can access the disabled toilet by RADAR key or by contacting a member of staff.


The Order of Malta Dial-a-Journey Trust provides:

  • Shopmobility scooters
  • powered chairs
  • manual wheelchairs

These are available from 10am to 4pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Lost property

If you've lost an item in the bus station, you can either:

  • visit the station travel centre
  • call us on 01786 237 500 during opening hours

We only keep property that was lost within the station itself.

If you've lost an item on a bus, please contact the service operator.

There is no left luggage facility at the station.


The station café is currently closed.


The bus station is covered by CCTV. On-site security officers are in attendance.

Onward transport


Stirling railway station is a few minutes' walk from the bus station.


There's a taxi rank next to stance 12.



There's a pay and display car park next to the bus station in the Thistles shopping centre.


There's unsecured cycle parking at the entrance to the bus station. Stirling Council does not assume responsibility for stolen or damaged bikes.

There are also cycle lockers near the bus station entrance. You can book these in advance, and a year's rental costs £20. Email for information.

Other facilities nearby

Thistles shopping centre is next to the bus station. This has:

  • toilets and baby changing facilities
  • cash machines
  • a photo booth
  • a postbox
  • several cafés and coffee bars


We’re keen to gather feedback on:

  • the bus station
  • public transport services
  • bus stops and shelters

Use these forms to tell us what you think.

Share your feedback on the bus station

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