Park & Ride

Park and Ride enables people to combine car and bus or rail journeys, letting the bus or train take them the final leg of their journey, with no need to worry about city centre car parking.

The north east has led the way in the development of bus-based Park and Rides in Scotland and it forms a key strand of the Regional Transport Strategy which aims to create a ring of bus based Park and Ride sites around Aberdeen.


There are five bus based Park & Ride sites in the north east of Scotland at Bridge of Don, Kingswells, Ellon, Craibstone and Newtonhill.

Planning permission is being sought for a similar sized site off the A92 to the south of Aberdeen adjacent to the Schoolhill flyover.

Nestrans will continue to work with Transport Scotland and our two Local Authorities to progress proposals and achieve commitment to construct this facility and secure funding at both local and national level.

Nestrans are also working with Aberdeenshire Council on the development of a network of mini-interchange hubs along the A947 enabling easier access to the mainline bus routes for people living in the more rural parts of these corridors.

Rail park and ride facilities are also available at the region’s eight railway stations.