There are three services which serve the community area. The 372 operates between Dumfries, Sandyhills and Dalbeattie and the 372a just between Dalbeattie and Southerness. Where appropriate these buses serve Carsethorne, Southerness, Colvend, Rockcliffe and Kippford. There is also the 825 between Dumfries and Dalbeattie. This operates on school days only. It follows the B793 from Caulkerbush to Dalbeattie thus missing Colvend, Sandyhills, Rockcliffe and Kippford.
Between Dalbeattie and Dumfries there is a more direct service which misses the coast, These are services 501 and 505, but the 372 is the pretty route. Timetables can change at any time. It is always worth checking therefore the latest timetable on-line.
The timetable requires careful study as buses from Dumfries can terminate at Southwick, Sandyhills or Southerness but there are five buses that can take you all the way from Dumfries to Dalbeattie, though you may have to change buses at Sandyhills. The destination board may say Sandyhills not Dalbeattie. Likewise from Dalbeattie there are buses that terminate at Southerness but there is the possibility of five buses all the way from Dalbeattie to Dumfries. Again you may have to change at Sandyhills and the destination board may say Sandyhills not Dumfries. Most require a change of bus at Southwick or Southerness. One of these services only operates on schooldays and one does not operate on a Saturday.
There are three 372 buses on a Sunday that go all the way between Dumfries and Dalbeattie without a change of bus being required.
You can also plan your journey using the Traveline website