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Bus and coach drivers have the job of driving buses or coaches.

Buses are used by the public. Coaches tend to be privately hired.

Other names for bus and coach drivers are:

  • PCV drivers
  • Drivers
  • Class 1 drivers

This type of job might involve:

  • Driving locally, across the country or to other countries
  • Driving short or long journeys
  • Taking card payments from passengers
  • Driving and arriving to destinations on-time

You may have to work early mornings, late nights, on weekends and bank holidays.

You can apply for this job directly.

Unless you have previous experience, you can do Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) training whilst you work.

If you want to apply for a bus or coach driver job, you might need the following:

Where are the best bus and coach drivers jobs?

  1. 1 Brighton & Hove Buses
  2. 2= Nottingham City Transport
  3. 2= Translink
  4. 4 Lothian Buses
  5. 5= National Express
  6. 5= Arriva
  7. 7 First Bus
  8. 8= Stagecoach
  9. 8= Go North East
  10. 10 Go Ahead London

Handy to know about bus and coach drivers

How much do bus and coach drivers earn per hour?


From 459 bus and coach drivers

What contracts are people on?

Full time 95% report having full time contracts (more than 35 hours)

Based on 452 bus and coach drivers

How often do people get paid?

Weekly 92% of people report they get paid weekly

Based on 475 bus and coach drivers

How are people paid?

By the hour 95% of people report they get paid by the hour

Based on 484 bus and coach drivers

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

23% report getting one week notice or less
17% report getting two weeks notice
10% report getting three weeks notice
45% report getting four weeks notice or more
5% report having a fixed rota

Based on 468 bus and coach drivers