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Do Arriva pay breaks?

Not always. Most people don’t get paid breaks at Arriva.

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

Last updated 22 January, 2022

How we know this

Based on 266 job reviews from people who work at Arriva.

74% 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. Great Western Railway Breaks are paid
    8.6
  2. TransPennine Express Breaks are paid
    8.6
  3. Transport for Wales Breaks are paid
    8.5
  4. Northern Rail Breaks are paid
    8.4
  5. West Midlands Trains Breaks are paid
    8.4
  6. Hitachi Breaks are paid
    8.2
  7. Thameslink Breaks are paid
    8.1
  8. Southeastern Breaks are paid
    8.1
  9. East Midlands Railway Breaks are paid
    8.1
  10. Govia Thameslink Railway Breaks are paid
    8.1

What people are saying about sick pay at Arriva

  • 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.

    5.0

    Arriva Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    The money

    Worst thing

    Long hours and short breaks

    5.8

    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.

    5.5

    Arriva Bus driver, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Easy work, guaranteed hours

    Worst thing

    Long, unpaid breaks, long, unpaid travel time from depot to workplaces

    4.9

    Arriva Bus driver, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Being on your own

    Worst thing

    Long hours, short breaks

    5.8

    Arriva Bus driver, January 2021