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National lockdown restrictions are in place across England until 2 December but bus services are running as normal. You should only travel for work, education or other permitted reasons. 

In South Wales, all of our timetables will go back to what we were running before the 'firebreak' lockdown. There will also be some timetable changes to a number of Aberdare services to improve connectivity. 

The new tier system is in operation across Scotland, but if you need to travel, make sure you're up-to-date with what's happening in your area by checking the local government guidance.

We've put in place measures to allow you to travel safely including limiting available seats on buses and enhanced cleaning. Unless you’re exempt, you must wear a face covering throughout your journey. Please avoid busy times, use contactless payment where you can, keep your distance and take your litter with you. Stay up to date on our Coronavirus page.

Getting back to school safely

Back to School Safely with Stagecoach

 As schools re-start we are doing all we can to help pupils get there safely. We’re also making some changes to our bus services and times.

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


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. In Wales most seats are available, 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
  • Check our app for more information on the busiest bus times

To find out more about dedicated 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 Central Lancashire

Merseyside school services

Cheshire school services

Lancashire school services


Northamptonshire school services 

Warwickshire school services

North East

North East school services 


Oxfordshire school services 


South school services 

South East 

Kent school services

East Sussex 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.