There’s plenty of festive fun to be had with First Bus!

Whether you're looking for the best hot chocolates in town, searching the city for Christmas presents or heading to your local theatre to enjoy a classic panto with family..."He's behind you!!"... you can do it all and more with First Bus.
  • Best value ticket? - Travel from £3.78 a day with Flexible Day Ticket Bundles! *fare based on 15-in-28 day flexible day ticket bundle. Find out more.
  • Pay like a pro with TOTO Tap On, Tap Off will automatically work out the best value fare based on your travel distance. Simply ‘Tap on' with the driver as you board and 'Tap off' using one of the readers on board as you get off for every journey - The more you travel, the more you save!
  • Under 22? - You're free to explore with First Bus! Click here to see the best your city has to offer.

Don't forget to check the Christmas market diversion and festive service levels. 

Download the First Bus App for helpful tools - plan your adventure with our Journey Planner, track your bus live on a map, buy your bus ticket before you travel and view timetables.

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Get into the festive spirit!


 Aberdeen Christmas Village 

📍 Broad Street

Kick off the festivities at Aberdeen's Christmas Village this weekend. Jingle all the way through the market stalls, indulge in merry treats and cheer your way through the fayre rides. 

Walking distance from all city centre stops.

Find out more.


Curated in the Quad

📍 Marischal College Quadrangle 

Every Friday - Sunday from Friday 17 November to Saturday 23 December 2023, the festive market will be lined with stalls full of hand-crafted gifts and tasty goodies.

Walking distance from all city centre stops.

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Sleeping Beauty Pantomime

📍 His Majesty's Theatre

This year, Aberdeen Performing Arts annual panto will be Sleeping Beauty! Be sure to expect a performance filled with magic, music, comedy and special effects.

Walking distance from all city centre stops.

Book tickets here.

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Get around Aberdeen with our Flexible Ticket Bundles!

We have a number of flexible ticket options to suit you and your routine - including ticket bundle options on our app.

In ranges of 3-in-7, 5-in-7 or 15-in-28 days they can be activated when you need them! The remaining tickets will be stored on your phone until next time. Click here to find out more.

Are you aged under 22? 

Don't miss out on free bus travel! 5–21-year-olds living in Scotland are entitled to free bus travel, as part of a scheme led by the Scottish Government. It’s important that you apply for your new NEC Card in order to access the travel scheme, as older Young Scot Cards will not be accepted, and you will be required to pay your fare as normal.

You can apply online for your NEC card to travel free of charge ➡➡