Scottish Borders Council

Bus services

Passenger Transport

Address: Council Headquarters Newtown St Boswells
Melrose TD6 0SA

Tel: 0300 100 1800

Bus services in the Scottish Borders are provided by a number of different operators, some by the operators directly and others under contract to us.

If you do not know the number of the bus service you want to use go to the Traveline Scotland website where all services are detailed.

Bus timetables and route information

Bus services operated by the Council are:


  • Route 71 Hawick to Borders General Hospital - This route has been withdrawn. Passengers travelling between Hawick and the BGH should use First service X95 between Hawick and Selkirk and First service 72 between Selkirk and the BGH. Bus times available from First customer services telephone 01324 602200 or the First website.

Details of other services in the area can be found by:

Different types of bus services are:

  • local bus services, where fares must be paid
  • express coach services between Edinburgh and destinations in England
  • school buses, some of which the public can travel on
  • demand responsive services, which must be booked in advance.


Scottish Borders Council

Council Headquarters Newtown St. Boswells Melrose TD6 0SA

Tel: 0300 100 1800


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