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In line with the latest government guidance, we've put in place further measures in England to help customers practice social distancing. This includes limiting the available seats on buses.

Face coverings are compulsory when using public transport in England and Scotland. In Wales it is compulsory to wear a three layer face covering on public transport. It is also now compulsory to wear face coverings when using indoor public transport hubs in England only.

The safety of our customers and employees is our priority, so please avoid busy times, use contactless payment and take your litter with you. For up to date information see our Coronavirus page


Stagecoach needs talent - we are hiring

Join the team at Stagecoach and be at the heart of high quality customer service everyday...

We're looking for great, customer service focused people to join our Exeter driving team. 
Benefits include:

  • £22k salary plus*
  • A company pension scheme
  • Generous annual holiday entitlement
  • Free bus travel for you and your immediate family


*After a qualifying period


Great service begins with great people


We pride ourselves on our commitment to achieving high standards of service throughout the region. These high standards not only apply to the quality and efficiency of our buses but also to the vital staff who make our company what it is. The quality of our bus drivers is of the utmost importance both to our customers and to our company; below are the essential requirements to make a great bus driver:

  • Experience in customer service
  • A high level of both written and spoken English
  • Competent maths skills
  • Excellent punctuality and reliability
  • The ability to show initiative and think on your feet
  • Patience and understanding of other people’s needs
  • The flexibility to work varying shift patterns
  • Taking pride in your appearance
  • A full UK driving licence with no more than 6 points and no DR10 or IN10 convictions in the last 5 years
  • Be fit and healthy; due to equipment operation restrictions, all drivers must be under 18 stone in weight (114KG)
  • Previous bus driving experience is not necessary and full training is provided
  • All staff employed by Stagecoach South West also undergo a medical examination and a DBS check.

But don't just take our word for it...

“I get up every morning, looking forward to work”

Lisa Isaacs

Lisa Isaacs returned to Stagecoach after a career break. She says, “I thoroughly enjoy my job and returned to driving because it’s so much less stressful than other careers. I never take my work home with me – I enjoy each day then switch off. and enjoy my free time too.”

“I completely disagree with those who think driving a bus is all about going around in circles. There’s no time to get bored. And, if you do fancy a change of scene, you can request to be moved to another roster that has different routes.”

“Remember you’re not driving around by yourself all day. On my routes I get a lot of commuters who you get to know by name and it feels like a personal service.”