Glasgow buses: First Glasgow night bus returns on Friday - routes to Motherwell, Paisley and more

First Glasgow’s popular night bus services are restarting this weekend.

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The bus operator said the decision had been made in a bid to boost the night-time economy in the city and ease the pressure felt by recent rail disruption.

The network, consisting of 11 routes, will return from Friday, covering travel from the city centre across Glasgow and the surrounding areas including Clydebank, Paisley, Newton Mearns, East Kilbride, Hamilton, Motherwell and Wishaw.

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The night bus services will allow everyone to enjoy their night out in Glasgow before getting home safely and comfortably in the early hours of Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Standard single journey tickets for city or local journeys are available from £2.65, while the 6pm PLUS ticket covers travel on the regular network of buses after 6pm, as well as your journey home in early hours. Priced from only £4, the 6pm PLUS ticket is available on the First Bus app and on bus using exact fare, contactless card payments, Apple Pay and Google Pay.

The First Bus night bus network is back.

Young Persons Concessionary Travel Card is also valid on night bus services, meaning all under-22s with a valid card can travel free of charge on any of the night buses.

Graeme Macfarlan, commercial director for First Bus Scotland, said: “We are absolutely delighted to announce the return of First Glasgow’s night bus network, supporting the city’s night-time economy while also helping people get home safely at the weekend.

“We are aware the challenges people have experienced in getting home from a night out, an event or indeed after a nightshift in the city centre in the early hours of the morning and hope the return of our night bus network will allow more people to enjoy all that Glasgow has to offer.

“The inclusion of the Young Persons Concessionary Travel Card is another fantastic bonus for under 22s in the city and a great opportunity allowing them to travel home completely free of charge.”

Night bus routes

First Glasgow’s Night Bus Network operates in the early hours of Saturday and Sunday mornings and covers the following routes from the city centre:

Service N2 (East): Sauchiehall Street – Central Station (Renfield St) – Parkhead – Shettleston – Baillieston – Easterhouse.

Service N2 (West): Central Station (Hope St) – Partick – Dumbarton Road – Clydebank – Faifley

Service N6 (South): Sauchiehall Street – Central Station (Union St) – Victoria Road – Clarkston – East Kilbride – Calderwood

Service N6 (West): Central Station (Hope St) – Great Western Road – Anniesland – Clydebank - Mountblow

Service N9: Sauchiehall Street – Central Station (Union St) – Paisley Road West – Paisley Cross

Service N18: Sauchiehall Street – Central Station (Union St) – Rutherglen – East Kilbride – Greenhills

Service N38: Sauchiehall Street – Central Station (Jamaica St) – Shawlands – Giffnock – Newton Mearns - Crookfur

Service N57: Sauchiehall Street – Central Station (Jamaica St) – Shawlands – Darnley – Pollok (Peat Road)

Service N60: Central Station (Hope St) – Maryhill Road – Science Park – Canniesburn Toll – Drumchapel

Service N240: Sauchiehall Street – Central Station (Renfield St) – Parkhead – Tollcross – Viewpark – Bellshill – Motherwell – Wishaw – Coltness - Cleland

Service N267: Sauchiehall Street – Central Station (Union St) – New Gorbals – Rutherglen – Cambuslang – Hamilton - Hillhouse

For further information, please visit: www.firstglasgow.com/nightbus