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


Highland Council Schools Easter Holidays 2019 run from 8th April to 22nd April inclusive, please note our services will be running to School Holiday timings (SD in timetables). 

Please note that there will be no changes to our services over Easter Weekend. We will be running as per the School Holidays timings on Good Friday and Easter Monday. 


School Bus Passes for 23rd April 2019 to 4th July 2019 term will be on sale from our depot in Caol, Monday to Friday between 6.30am and 3pm from 15th April 2019. For more information on pricing please click the link


For Highland Council School Holiday dates please click this link


Shiel Buses do not take bookings for services, however, you can pre-book tickets for the 500 Mallaig to Fort William and N19 (513) Fort William to Inverness through www.citylink.co.uk We would advise any passengers wishing to travel on these services from April to October to pre-book to ensure a seat.