Check out our new 3, 5 and 10 Day Flexi Ticket Bundles, offering great value for money and flexibility!

Available from Monday 11 October, you can now buy:

Flexi 3 Day        £13  (a bundle saving of £3.20 compared to the cost of three single day tickets)

Flexi 5 Day        £21.60 (a bundle saving of £5.40 compared to the cost of five single day tickets)

Flexi 10 Day      £42.40 (a bundle saving of £11.60 compared to the cost of ten single day tickets)

Choose a bundle that suits your needs and save on your travel costs.

A Flexi 3 Day is perfect for part-time workers or students.  Buy a Flexi 3 Day instead of three individual day tickets across the week, and you save £1.05 each day.

Our Flexi 5 Day, with an extended 14 day expiry, might suit your needs better, and again offers a saving of £1.08 per day ticket, compared to a single day ticket (£5.40).

The Flexi 10 Day has the longest expiry date - 28 days from activation of your first ticket in the bundle, and offers a discount of £1.16 per day compared too (£11.60 saving compared to the cost of 10 single day tickets).

All Flexi Bundles are only available to buy online.  

Expiry dates for each Flexi Bundles are as follow:

7 days for Flexi 3 Day

14 days for Flexi 5 Day 

28 days for Flexi 10 Day


Announcement: Price Changes

Please note that from Tuesday 4 February, Glasgow Tripper tickets will increase.

New ticket prices from the 4th will be:

- Adult Day Ticket £5.40 (an increase of 40p)

- Child Day Ticket £2.70 (an increase of 20p)

- Adult Weekly Ticket £22 (an increase of £1)

- Child Weekly Ticket £11 (an increase of 50p)

This is the first increase in Tripper tickets since we introduced the Glasgow Tripper in December 2017. We believe that the ticket still offers great value to our customers.

Under 5s do not need to wear a face covering on public transport.  Also, anyone who cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering without it causing severe distress, or because of a physical or mental illness, impairment or disability, are also exempt.

If you are exempt from, the easiest way to let your driver know, is to show them your Thistle Assistance Card.  You can request your card at or search 'Thistle Card' on the App Store and download the app.  Simply show the driver your card and board the bus as normal.

A Glasgow Tripper smartcard for bus is THE way to get out and about this Summer!  And it's the easy and cost-effective way to get to many of the amazing parks and gardens across the city. 

With over 90 parks and gardens to explore, you really are spoiled for choice when if comes to finding somewhere to head to with the kids over the school holidays, or to find that perfect bench to just sit and watch the world go by.

Here's our Top 10 green spaces you can reach using your Glasgow Tripper card:

1. Botanic Gardens
Just off Byres Road in the west end of the city, you'll find the Botanics. It has something for everyone, offering tranquil woodland walks, two glasshouses (one of which is the beautifully-restored Kibble Palace) and a children's play park.

It also has lots of benches dotted throughout the park for people-watching, as well as lots of grassy areas too which are popular with students from the nearby Glasgow University and locals alike. 

2. Kelvingrove Park
Also in the west end of the city, on the River Kelvin and beside the Kelvingrove Art Gallery, 'KG' as its called by many, has much to offer its visitors. 

A popular spot with boarders for the skate park, it also boasts a great play park for kids, a couple of cafes, and the refurbished Kelvingrove Bandstand which hosts a number of open-air gigs across the year. 

Climb towards the Park district on the north side of the park, and you can enjoy fantastic views of Glasgow University and beyond.

3. Pollok Country Park
Only three miles from the city centre, and well served by bus, Pollok Country Park has over 146 hectares of woodland and gardens, as well as miles of tarmacked paths.

Pollok House, an elegant 18th century mansion (open to the public) and the world-famous Burrell Collection are also within the grounds of the park.  (The Burrell is currently closed, undergoing a major refurbishment and will reopen in 2020.  You could check out the progress on your visit).

4. Queen's Park
On the south side of the city, Queen's Park has great trails, play parks for the kids - as well as municipal tennis courts and an ampitheatre that plays host to lots of events throughout the Summer. 

You can also enjoy amazing views from the park too - as far as the Campsie Fells and even Ben Lomond on a clear day!

5. Linn Park
The city's second largest park, it boasts an 18-hole golf course, the remains of a ruined castle that Mary Queen of Scots is rumoured to have stayed in, as well as transquil riverside walks and woodland trails. 

6. Tollcross Park
On the east side of the city, Tollcross Park has a popular children's farm within the grounds, with  rabbits and birds amongst other animals. 

It also has a long-established rose garden with hundreds of varieties of roses within.  (We bet it smells amazing!) 

Right next door to the park is also Tollcross Leisure Centre too, with its olympic-size pool, sauna, gym and steam rooms - so you might want to make a day of it and pack the cossies too!

7. Barshaw Park
Close to Paisley (yes, your Glasgow Tripper smart card, despite its name, covers bus journeys across many parts of Renfrewshire too), this park has something for everyone. 

Worth a visit for the mini zoo, the walled garden, the boating pond and for the more energetic - the outdoor gym.

8. Victoria Park
Visit Victoria Park to see the 300 million year old fossilised tree stumps with in the Fossil Grove, or enjoy a pleasant wander around the formal floral beds at this beautiful park in the west end of the city. 

It's got plenty of grassy areas too for the kids to enjoy a good runaround.

9. Glasgow Green
Well served by buses, and also a short walk from the city centre, Glasgow Green is the city's oldest park.

Visit to admire the fabulous McLennan Arch, the Doulton Fountain - the largest terracotta fountain in the world - and to enjoy the People's Palace museum and its recently restored Winter Gardens. The museum looks at the social history of the city, with lots of interesting artefacts on display.

10. The Necropolis
OK, so it's not technically a park - but it definitely is worth a visit when you are in Glasgow!

The Necropolis is where the great and the good (and most probably some not so good) are buried.  It offers an interesting insight into Glasgow's mercantile and artistic past.

Walk to the top of the hill and you will be rewarded with fantastic views across the city too.  It is also very close to the Provand's Lordship - the oldest building in Glasgow and also the city's incredible cathedral.

So, where are you heading to first? 

If you need some help with bus routes to get to any of the parks listed (or anywhere across the Glasgow Tripper SmartZone) you can visit to plan your journey. 

If you haven't yet signed up for your Glasgow Tripper card, then here's the link you need:

Once you have your card, you simply buy your day or weekly tickets online and then activate on your next bus journey. Check out our FAQ pages for more info. 



As Scotland moves into Phase 2 of recovery, face coverings will be required on all public transport from Monday 22 June - in an effort to support the recovery plan and to reduce the risk of submission.

All passengers, with the exception of under 5s and those who are not able to wear a face covering for specific medical reasons, must follow the new rule and cover their nose and mouth. This does not need to with a mask; a scarf is also acceptable.

The new measure will complement existing measures of physical distancing and good hand hygiene.

All operators are following the same guidance from the Scottish Government about face coverings. You can however review each operator's communications around face coverings here:

Face Coverings | First Bus

Glasgow Tripper Media Release

Travelling around Glasgow just got smarter

City’s main bus operators work in partnership to deliver The Glasgow Tripper

Today, Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport and the Islands, officially launched the Glasgow Tripper; a new multi-operator smart card that offers bus customers in and around Glasgow access to more than a thousand buses from the city’s main bus operators.

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