Durness to Thurso

Route 803

The 803 service runs between Durness and Thurso on Saturdays only. The 803 also acts as combined school and public transport between Melness and Bettyhill 5 days a week during term time.

Because the bus is based in Bettyhill it can also be used on it’s outbound journey from Bettyhill to Melness and it’s return journey in the evening after dropping off the school children Melness to Bettyhill.

During the school week it runs from Melness to Thurso and back on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.

During the school holiday it runs between Tongue and Thurso and back, Tuesdays and Thursdays only.

Departure times as per the timetable. Bicycles must be booked for this service at least 24 hours in advance and can carry a maximum of 3 bicycles. Payment is either cash card or national entitlement card (Saltire).

Hailing the Bus – All rural routes require you to hail the vehicle as it approaches you. You do this by standing on the kurb or verge, facing the bus and putting your arm and hand straight out and holding it there till the driver sees you, indicates and brings the vehicle to a stop. Even where there are marked bus stops you should still hail the bus.

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