Coronavirus Update Close

Following government announcements on the roadmap out of lockdown and plans to gradually restore greater normality to everyday lives, we're making plans to get more services back on the road, including school services from 8th March. Please continue to check our latest timetables page for more information.

Let's keep working together to make travel as safe as possible. We're still doing enhanced cleaning and limiting available seats. You can help by avoiding busy times, using contactless payment where you can, keeping your distance and taking your litter with you.

You must wear a face covering throughout your journey, unless you are exempt.

Find out more on our travelling safely pages for England, Wales and Scotland. You can keep up to date by checking our main Coronavirus page.

Getting back to school safely

Back to School Safely with Stagecoach

 As schools start to re-open we are doing all we can to help pupils get there safely, including  making plans to get more services back on the road to get you where you need to be. 

We’ve added extra dedicated school buses and drivers, which means we can keep more of you moving safely. As well as increasing our cleaning measures and introducing social distancing on board our buses, 

What you need to know about our dedicated school buses:​

Extra School Services 

  • We’ve added dedicated services just for school pupils
  • Please check the front of the bus which will indicate if it's a school service..
  • All seats are available for use on the dedicated school services. Find out more here. 

Staying Safe

  • We’ve enhanced our onboard cleaning and are doing all we can to make our buses safe. Find out more in our travel with confidence video.
  •  We recommend that adults & children over the age of 11 years should wear a  face covering on school dedicated services, unless exempt.
  • Keep a safe distance when queuing at bus stops
  • Use contactless payments or have exact fares where possible, or if your ticket is available you can buy online or on our app.

Plan Ahead

  • If you're not travelling for work or school please try to avoid school travel times
  • We’ve introduced a Space Checker in our live map view, on the Stagecoach Bus App, so you can find the quietest time to travel, based on how many people normally use the service.

Finding the right ticket

  • You can use our ticket finder to find the right ticket.
  • Parents looking for a simpler way to pay for tickets for children travelling to school by bus can purchase our online megarider on their behalf, allowing them to travel cashless and with confidence.

To find out more about school services where you live, click on the link below for your area 

Cumbria and North Lancashire  

Cumbria and North Lancashire school services


East school services 

East Midlands

East Midlands schools services


Manchester school services

Merseyside and South Lancashire

Merseyside and South Lancashire school services


Northamptonshire school services 

Warwickshire school services

North East

North East school services 


Oxfordshire school services 


South school services 

South East 

South East school services

South West

South West school services  

South Wales

Please see School and College timetables for South Wales and some travel safe tips.


West school services


Yorkshire school services


Check out our school service FAQs to help answer any of your questions.