Our history

The history of Scotturb is mixed up with the history of public transportation in Portugal, since this company is the result of nationalising companies Cernache do Bom Jardim, Palhinhas, Sintra Atlantico, and Boa Viagem, which were integrated in Rodoviaria Nacional after the revolution that took place on April 25th, 1974.

In 1976 – when the government decided to nationalise 94 passenger road transportation companies under the same label –, they were organised into nine passenger operation centres based on the areas of operation, after which the entire region of Lisbon was united under the brand DGRL – Direçao Geral da Regiao de Lisboa, and later on turned into Rodoviaria de Lisboa.

With Rodoviaria de Lisboa being privatised in May 1995, the area of operation that comprised Cascais, Sintra, and Oeiras was purchased by British company, Stagecoach Holdings, and went on to operate in Portugal with the designation of Stagecoach Portugal.

In June 2001, the company was sold and became Scotturb, which marked the beginning of a new Era in the history of this company, but also in the history of public passenger transportation; in August 2004, it was entirely restructured, in terms of internal organisation as well as infrastructures and transportation network, as a result of its new management.

Scotturb invests on safety and comfort, and it counts on a team of 365 professionals who are daily committed to providing quality services to over 50 thousand passengers, who are transported every day by a modern fleet that comprises 130 vehicles that make 1900 daily circulations.