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Arriva bus or coach driver jobs

How much does Arriva pay bus and coach drivers per year?

£10.46–13.57 from 144 bus and coach drivers at Arriva

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  • Best thing

    It pays well

    Worst thing

    People complain call you all sorts of names. can be stressful due to traffic and controllers on your back

    4.2

    Employee, April 2021

    • £10.45 per hour
    • 45–54 years old
  • Best thing

    Working manly on your own

    Worst thing

    Pressure of driving a bus

    4.6

    Employee, April 2021

    • Manages people
    • £25,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 55–64 years old
  • Best thing

    Day goes quick...

    Worst thing

    No sick pay

    5.2

    Bus driver, April 2021

    • £12.60 per hour
    • 34–44 years old
  • Worst thing

    Unrealistic driving hours and not no unsociable pay for unsociable hours worked

    4.8

    Employee, April 2021

    • £12.00 per hour
    • 45–54 years old
  • Best thing

    Get to drive all day
    Comrade ship

    Worst thing

    Shifts

    4.6

    Employee, April 2021

    • £12.00 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
  • Best thing

    The money

    Worst thing

    Long hours and short breaks

    5.8

    Employee, April 2021

    • £13.11 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
  • Best thing

    Most of the time it’s a good job

    Worst thing

    Let no shifts

    5.5

    Employee, April 2021

    • £10.90 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
  • Best thing

    Work mates

    Worst thing

    Lack of communication from managers

    2.8

    Employee, April 2021

    • £12.00 per hour
    • 45–54 years old
  • Best thing

    OUT ON MY OWN

    Worst thing

    UNSPESIFIED BREAKS

    4.7

    BUSDRIVER, March 2021

    • £10.62 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Flexible and I enjoyed it

    Worst thing

    Heating not working in winter

    9.5

    Bus driver, March 2021

    • £11.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Money, Freedom, Paid Holidays, Job Security, Managerial support

    Worst thing

    Late finishes followed by early start times

    9.5

    PCV driver, March 2021

    • £12.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    colleagues

    Worst thing

    no help from management

    4.6

    Employee, February 2021

    • £12.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Easiest job you’ve ever done , no taking work home with you

    Worst thing

    Boredom
    Public abuse
    Shift patterns not nice
    Pay not brilliant

    4.0

    Bus driver, February 2021

    • £12.22 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Free travel

    Worst thing

    Management, hours, rota

    3.1

    Employee, February 2021

    • £13.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • 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

    Bus driver, February 2021

    • £10.45 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Easy work, guaranteed hours

    Worst thing

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

    4.9

    Bus driver, February 2021

    • £10.81 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Independence. Meeting public. Easy job. Flexible hours and shifts.

    Worst thing

    Very early starts. Very late finishes.

    6.2

    Bus driver, February 2021

    • £12.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    working with the public can be highly amusing

    Worst thing

    Cold weather

    8.0

    Bus driver, January 2021

    • £13.65 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Fixed shuft pattern

    Worst thing

    Hours of work

    6.2

    Employee, January 2021

    • £10.25 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Hours and rate of pay

    Worst thing

    Standard of vehicles

    6.3

    Employee, January 2021

    • £10.72 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Worst thing

    Not enough training. Difficult to keep to times. Holidays on a rota. No help with shifts

    3.5

    Bus driver, January 2021

    • £10.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Fresh air and you are in charge of your vehicle,every day is different.

    Worst thing

    Cold mornings on icy cold buses,management that do not listen or care

    7.4

    Bus driver, January 2021

    • £13.70 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Everyday is different

    Worst thing

    General public

    7.6

    Bus driver, January 2021

    • £13.15 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    I enjoy driving for a living as I've done it for the last 30 years

    Worst thing

    Bad management and poor maintenance of buses

    3.1

    Bus driver, January 2021

    • £11.03 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Being on your own

    Worst thing

    Long hours, short breaks

    5.8

    Bus driver, January 2021

    • £10.93 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    The comradeship & once out driving your virtually your own boss

    Worst thing

    Poorly maintained vehicles & shifts

    3.6

    Bus driver, January 2021

    • £13.80 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Freedom to perform without scrutiny

    Worst thing

    Long stints behind the wheel

    3.8

    Bus driver, January 2021

    • £11.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Meeting new people all the time

    Worst thing

    Shifts

    5.5

    Bus driver, January 2021

    • £11.12 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Freedom to do my job

    Worst thing

    Shifts

    6.5

    Bus driver, January 2021

    • £13.45 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Regular routes and pay

    Worst thing

    Rude and agressive passengers. Unrealistic timings for runs, lack of management care

    4.3

    Bus driver, January 2021

    • £11.20 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Worst thing

    Management, passengers, keeping to time

    7.0

    Bus driver, January 2021

    • £12.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    My long breaks

    Worst thing

    Poor vehicle maintenance

    5.3

    Bus driver, January 2021

    • £13.65 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Good camaraderie

    Worst thing

    Long hours, abuse from the general public and other road users

    6.0

    Bus driver, December 2020

    • £11.36 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Free travel and occasional long weekends.

    Worst thing

    Dealing with people that get abusive towards you.

    5.7

    Driver, November 2020

    • £13.60 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Not being micro managed
    Get to drive around and meet new people

    Worst thing

    Social life

    8.1

    Bus driver, November 2020

    • £12.60 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Ita a relatively easy job to do.

    Worst thing

    Management don't communicate properly with staff

    6.3

    Bus driver, November 2020

    • £9.25 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
  • Best thing

    Planning ahead

    Worst thing

    Dealing with unruly passengers

    4.2

    Bus driver, November 2020

    • £9.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Driving and seeing the world (Well, Yorkshire)

    Worst thing

    Passengers and Traffic

    8.5

    Bus driver, October 2020

    • £15.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Weekly pay, good money

    Worst thing

    Nasty passengers, working long shifts, don't get to see my partner much

    3.8

    Pcv driver, October 2020

    • £9.84 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
  • Best thing

    Working on my own, driving

    Worst thing

    Sometimes the passengers can be rude

    6.3

    Bus driver, September 2020

    • £12.64 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Full time hours
    Easy to book holiday

    Worst thing

    Stress and bad health

    4.8

    Bus driver, August 2020

    • £13.20 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Weekly pay.

    Worst thing

    Some passengers. Other road users . General

    8.5

    Bus driver, August 2020

    • £15.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Supportive management team

    Worst thing

    the pay could be higher, they could do more to progress my career by giving me options on how to progress

    5.5

    Bus driver, July 2020

    • £12.95 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    I get weekends off sometime

    Worst thing

    The shift patterns

    6.1

    Bus driver, July 2020

    • £11.51 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    The driving and pay

    Worst thing

    Pressure and not getting holidays you want.

    6.2

    Bus driver, July 2020

    • £13.20 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Free travel for me and my wife

    Worst thing

    Unable to take leave when I want it, having to work bank holiday

    4.5

    Bus driver, July 2020

    • £12.20 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Pay, local.

    Worst thing

    Dealing with other road users and rude people

    6.5

    Pcv driver, June 2020

    • £12.37 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Good pay free travel clise to home

    Worst thing

    weekend working inflexible holidays

    7.5

    Bus driver, June 2020

    • £10.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Meeting the public

    Worst thing

    Meeting the public

    9.4

    Bus driver, May 2020

    • £13.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Rate of pay

    Worst thing

    Unsocialable hours

    7.9

    Bus driver, May 2020

    • £12.69 per hour

Current Arriva bus or coach driver jobs

Arriva currently has 58 jobs in:

How Arriva ranks

Arriva ranks 7th to work for in bus or coach driver employers

  1. 6 National Express West Midlands
    6.7
  2. 7 Arriva
    6.4
  3. 8 Go North East
    6.3