About Us

Shiel 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.

Our daily services from Fort William allow travel to the picturesque islands, including the Small Isles, Isle of Skye and the Island of Mull.

The company operates from bases at Acharacle and in Fort William. Both premises are modern purpose-built workshop and garage facilities for servicing and maintenance of the fleet to maintain a continuous high safety standard.

Our main depot is based in Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis, the Outdoor Capital of the UK allowing us to provide coach hire to the numerous walkers and climbers that visit the mountainous area every year.  We also provide coach transfers for all major rail companies including the famous Jacobite Steam Train to Glenfinnan and Mallaig.



***Animals, other than guide dogs accompanying registered blind persons and hearing dogs accompanying deaf persons, will not be allowed on our Rural Services and coaches. Exception will be made to small animals which are fully contained within a transport approved pet carrier.The pet carrier must be secured on the floor area of the coach beneath the passenger’s feet.***

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.


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