As well as having access to broadband speeds of 1Gbps – more than 35 times faster than the UK average – the new town will boast significant inter-community connectivity including several ‘green walk ways’ that allows walkers, cyclists and horse-riders to travel from one woodland to another, without venturing along a road.
Buses will pick up and drop off throughout Countesswells, providing a fast route into Aberdeen and the surrounding towns. The Stagecoach number 44 service transports residents to and from the growing community to the city centre and surrounding towns.
Everything you need to know about the number 44 Bus
Where can I catch the number 44 service?
You can catch the number 44 service adjacent to the Stewart Milne sales centre, on North Countesswells Road.
What ticket do I need?
You will only need to purchase one ticket which will provide through travel from Countesswells to the city centre, valid on the number 44 and X17 services.
How much will it cost?
Return travel between Countesswells and the City Centre is available at a discounted rate of £3, this ticket is only valid on service 44 and X17. Contactless payments are also available on board.
How often does the number 44 service run?
The bus provides a half hourly, 6-day service from Monday to Saturday, operating from 7am until 7pm between Countesswells and Kingswells Park and Ride.
Where can I see a full timetable of the service?
You will find a full bus timetable for the onward journeys on the X17 here: https://bit.ly/2XTewf7 and live bus tracking can be captured via the stagecoach mobile app.
Where does the number 44 service take me?
Service 44 operates between Countesswells and Kingswells Park and Ride, where passengers can then continue their journey into Westhill or the city centre with stops including, Union Square, Union Street, Queen Terrace Gardens, Woodend Hospital and Prime Four. Connections are available at Kingswells Park and Ride to service X17. This connection requires a change of bus at Kingswells Park and Ride.
The AWPR (city bypass) and A90 are just 5 minutes away, providing fast links to both the north and south.
The business parks of Prime Four and Westhill are only a 6 and 12 minutes away respectively, and Aberdeen’s city centre is also a mere 15-minute drive away.
If you’re working further afield, you can be at the airport in 20 minutes and Aberdeen train station in 15 minutes.
The centre of Countesswells will also have its own high-grade office accommodation and retail premises, so your daily commute could be a stroll across the park or a short ride along a cycle path.