Bus and Coach Driver Jobs

Bus and coach drivers are key workers and make a real difference to the UK. They help people to get out and about – to get to work or education, to go shopping, access other essential services or to enjoy some leisure time and meet other people.

Governments want to increase the numbers of people travelling by bus and coach, to help tackle climate change and keep communities connected, and this means that operators need more drivers.

On this page you can find out more about what being a bus or coach driver involves, the opportunities available to drivers, and a map that shows you where your local bus or coach depot is. For driver opportunities at some of the larger bus and coach operators, you can click on the company's logo.

Members of the Confederation of Passenger Transport can find resources to help them with driver recrutiment here.

Myth-busting and opportunities in the industry

The bus and coach industry is inclusive, dynamic and ambitious.

There are some myths about bus and coach driving and you can find out more about the reality of being a driver here. On this site, you can also find more information about the range of benefits on offer for drivers, the training that’s provided and the opportunities for progression that are available, by clicking here.

Difference between bus and coach driving

Bus and coach driving roles can offer lots of different opportunities, but they are both all about people. To find out more about the differences between bus and coach driving and to decide which role is most suited to you, click here.

What drivers at Arriva say