Your Back To School Guide

11 months ago Wed 9th Aug 2023

Back To School

Your back to school guide!

We’ve got you covered when it comes to travelling to and from school, with the new school term fast approaching, we’ve put together a simple guide to help ease your journey back to school.

Under 22’s travel for free

Young people and children are entitled to free bus travel in Scotland with a valid National Entitlement Card.

You can use your National Entitlement Card to travel anywhere in Scotland, however this excludes the use of sightseeing tour buses, premium-fare night buses & some airport transfer services. You must carry your card with you to allow you to travel for free, if you don’t have your N.E.C then you’ll be asked to pay the full fare.

If you haven’t already got your N.E.C you can apply for yours HERE. Parents, guardians or carers must apply for a National Entitlement Card on behalf of those between the ages of 5 to 15.


There is so many benefits when it comes to travelling by bus, we’ve listed some of the main ones below:

  • It’s sociable – travelling by bus means you can catch up with friends before lessons begin.
  • Environmentally friendly – 1 double decker bus holds enough passengers to remove up to 75 cars off the road, making travelling by bus super environmentally friendly.
  • Avoid traffic – with a number of bus lanes within the City of Dundee it means you can avoid traffic so no need to sit in the morning gridlock traffic – so that means extra time in bed!
  • Travelling by bus is free – all under 22’s living in Scotland are entitled to free travel with a valid National Entitlement Card, you can apply for yours HERE.

We have you covered

In the table below, you can find our most frequent services covering secondary schools across Dundee:


Service Number

Baldragon Academy

10 and 18s

Braeview Academy

17 and 17s

Grove Academy

5, 5a and 10

Harris Academy

4s, 5, 5a, 5s, 6s and 10s

Morgan Academy

17, 32 and 33

St John’s RC High Street

1, 2 and 10s

St Pauls Academy

10, 18, 14s, 17s and 18s


Remember if you’re travelling to school you can find all Xplore bus timetables HERE or use the Xplore Journey Planner to find the best route for you.

To keep up to date with the latest service information, plan your journey or to track your bus live, download the Xplore Dundee app – search ‘Xplore Dundee’ in the App Store.