Do Arriva pay breaks?

No. Most people don’t get paid breaks at Arriva.

Public Transport Providers who pay breaks include TransPennine Express, Transport for Wales and South Western Railway.

Last updated 17 August 2022

How we know this

Based on 94 job reviews from people who work at Arriva.

73% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

Why this matters

A good job should have paid breaks.

You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

Which public transport providers pay breaks?

  1. TransPennine Express Most people get paid breaks
  2. Transport for Wales Most people get paid breaks
  3. South Western Railway Most people get paid breaks
  4. CrossCountry Most people get paid breaks
  5. Southern Most people get paid breaks
  6. Northern Rail Most people get paid breaks
  7. Hitachi Most people get paid breaks
  8. West Midlands Trains Most people get paid breaks
  9. Greater Anglia Most people get paid breaks
  10. Metrobus Most people get paid breaks

What people are saying about sick pay at Arriva

  • Best thing


    Worst thing

    Long shifts, minimal breaks, rude passengers, being ignored by other road users.


    Arriva Employee, June 2022

  • Best thing

    Out on your own meeting people

    Worst thing

    Poor schedules poorly maintained vehicles no sick pay long pieces between breaks harassment from people


    Arriva Employee, April 2022

  • Best thing

    Making decisions for yourself while out on the road and very little paperwork to fill out.

    Worst thing

    The excessive driving hours and long breaks on some shifts. Management not listening to staff.


    Arriva Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    The money

    Worst thing

    Long hours and short breaks


    Arriva Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Varied days and duties, you get out and about every day.

    Worst thing

    Bad weather can make driving difficult, some passengers are very rude. Breaks can be up to 2 hours in the middle of the shift, break facilities are limited.


    Arriva Bus driver, February 2021