Keeping pupils safe onboard

Dedicated timetable and safety information specifically for school children

Despite schools and many pupils moving to remote learning during the current lockdown we know that many of you, such as the children of key workers, still need to attend classes at schools. 

To support those pupils in safely travelling to their place of study, we've created the handy guide below on what buses you can catch and all the essential information you need to know on social distancing. 

All of our buses are Covid-19 secure and undergo enhanced touchpoint cleaning each day. We are also ensuring good ventilation of fresh air by keeping windows open wherever possible. 

To help reduce the amount of physical contact between pupils and drivers, we are asking you to only use contactless payment or tickets via the new Arriva UK Bus app. Cash will only be accepted as a form of payment in exceptional circumstances and where the correct fare can be paid. Arriva drivers will not be able to provide change at this time. 

Covid-19 Procedures

Social distancing will be required on all services and this is clearly marked out onboard. If you are over 11, you will be required to wear a face covering, unless exempt. To find out more, please click here. Pupils should also carry hand sanitiser with them and use it before boarding and after alighting wherever possible.

School Timetables

For full details, please see below by clicking on your area. or you can find your service information on our new Arriva UK Bus app which is free to download from the app store. Find out more here. You can also use our new journey planner on this page. Simply put in your location and destination and it will give you all the buses available at the time chosen. 

Looking for school bus tickets? Buy tickets here.

North

As government guidance changes, with national lockdown measures in place in England, there are some changes to school buses.

North East

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Click here for full details of school services to support safe school travel in the North East.

Yorkshire

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Click here for full details of school services to support safe school travel in Yorkshire.

North West

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Click here for full details of school services to support safe school travel in the North West.

Wales

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Click here for full details of school services to support safe school travel in Wales.

Midlands

As government guidance changes, with national lockdown measures in place in England, there are some changes to school buses.

Cannock and Stafford

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School services continue to run until January 9th 2021 when services will be taken over by D&G Bus. All duplicate buses have been suspended.

Derby

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School services continue to run. All duplicate buses are suspended until further notice.

Leicester

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School services continue to run but are open to all customers and will no longer start with a “S”. All duplicate buses are suspended until further notice.

Oswestry

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School services continue to run. All duplicate buses are suspended until further notice.

Shrewsbury

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School services continue to run, except S519 Newport. Shrewsbury College and all duplicate buses are suspended until further notice.

Tamworth

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School services continue to run. All duplicate buses are suspended until further notice.

Telford

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School services continue to run, except S894/ S895 (Telford – William Brookes School). Short journeys on SX4 (Telford – Wellington) and all duplicate buses are suspended until further notice.

South

As government guidance changes, with national lockdown measures in place in England, there are some changes to school buses.

Beds and Bucks

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Normal school buses in Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Luton, and Milton Keynes continue to run but are open to all customers and will no longer start with a “S”. All duplicate buses are suspended until further notice, except for Cardinal Newman School buses S81, S82 and S83 that continue to run. Click here for full details.

Hertfordshire

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Normal school buses continue to run but are open to all customers and will no longer start with a “S”. All duplicate buses are suspended until further notice.

Essex

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Normal school buses continue to run but are open to all customers and will no longer start with a “S”. All duplicate buses are suspended until further notice.

Kent and Medway

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No school buses or duplicate buses are running until further notice.

Surrey

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No school buses or duplicate buses are running until further notice.