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The better way to get around Stevenage

The better way to get around Stevenage

There are lots of great reasons to use Arriva buses to travel in and around Stevenage right now.

For a start, we’ve recently made significant improvements that mean the bus is much more reliable and we are painting our buses that are based at our local depot into our new, brighter livery.

If you download our app to your phone you can get live information to let you know exactly when your bus is coming, you can journeys and you can even buy your day, weekly, 4-weekly or annual tickets via the app.

What’s more, those trips into town for shopping or to get to and from work or the rail station, will be much easier without having all the hassle – and cost – of parking.

As well as local buses around Stevenage we also run services to Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Hitchin, Luton Airpotrt, Luton town centre, St. Albans and Welwyn Garden City.

You can see our Stevenage area network map here.


On a wooded hill in North Hertfordshire, a small community gathered in Saxon times and began to settle the land on which Stevenage now stands. They called it ‘Stigenace’, meaning ‘at the strong oak’. Communities settled at Chells, Woolenwick, Broadwater and Shephall.  London suffered great bomb damage during the War and something needed to be done to ease the housing pressure as bombsites and slums were cleared.  In 1946, Stevenage was chosen as the site of the first ‘new town’, one of eight in the Greater London area.  Each new town would provide housing for 60,000 people.