Changes to bus services
Some bus companies are operating emergency timetables due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and service changes may take place at short notice.
11 and 12 April 2021
Bus companies will be amending the following routes due to the easing of lockdown restrictions:
Star Travel: 5
X5 Stagecoach Oxford to Bedford: Route to resume serving Oxford.
131/132 Redline Buses Buckingham to Brackley: Temporary timetable due to the planned closure of Buckingham Road, Westbury. To run between 12 and 30 April only, the buses will be unable to serve Water Stratford between these dates.
6 April 2021
354 Red Eagle Buses Chesham to Northchurch: Service to resume running normal timetable.
2 April 2021
459 Courtney Buses: Iver to Heathrow Airport. Service withdrawn due to removal of Heathrow Airport funding.
F77 Arriva Luton to Milton Keynes: Service extended from Bletchley to Central Milton Keynes, timetable changes.
X60 Arriva Aylesbury to Milton Keynes: Route revised to serve Stony Stratford between Old Stratford and Milton Keynes. Timetable changes throughout.
28 March 2021
12 First/Thames Valley Buses: Burnham to Slough. Introduction of additional evening journey in each direction operated by Thames Valley Buses.
15 March 2021
X60 Arriva Buses: Change to 0710 from Aylesbury journey. This will now leave Aylesbury Bus Station at 0725 to better fit with the school start time in Buckingham and will terminate at Milton Keynes Railway Station. The 0835 from Milton Keynes, The Point will instead start at Milton Keynes Railway Station at 0845.
8 March 2021
15 Courtney Buses: Service to resume running the previous timetable before the current lockdown
Carousel Buses: Services 1/1A, 8, 36/36B, 39/39A and BB12. These services will resume running the school day journeys from 8 March 2021. Please note Arriva will continue to operate the school holiday variation on their 1/1A journeys.
Arriva Buses: Re-introduction of school time journeys to routes 8, 31, 32, 33, 37, 280, 300, 500 and X60. The afternoon journey on the S250 will depart from the College stop on the Oxford Road until further notice.
1 March 2021
Following implementation of the London Ultra Low Emission Zone requirements for buses we have needed to review our network of services into the Uxbridge area and there will be some changes to the 581, 582 and 583 as follows:
581 Carousel Buses Denham to Uxbridge: This service will operate at a revised Monday to Saturday timetable between Higher Denham, Denham Green, Denham and Uxbridge. The return journey between Denham and Beaconsfield will be withdrawn. Passengers can instead use Carousel Buses 101/102 which operates every 30 minutes between Denham, Gerrards Cross and Beaconsfield.
582 Carousel Buses: This Saturday only return trip to Slough and Windsor will be withdrawn due to low usage prior to the pandemic. Alternative Saturday journeys to Slough are available on First Service 3 or the new Redline Service 83.
583 - this service is being replaced by two routes:
- 583 Carousel Buses A revised Monday to Friday service will link Richings Park/Iver Heath, Iver and Uxbridge. This reinstates a partial service for Bangors Road North and Church Road in Iver Heath to Uxbridge.
- 83 Redline Buses A revised Monday to Saturday service will run between Hedgerley, Farnham, George Green and Langley serving Slough and Wexham Park Hospital.
22 February 2021
50 Z&S Transport Little Horwood to Milton Keynes: Temporary timetable revisions due to ongoing road closures along the route for East-West Rail works.
Academic Year 2020/21
Due to the current requirement for social distancing on public transport we have been working with bus companies to provide additional capacity on busy school time journeys. Many of these will be extra journeys for school pupils and college students only. Information regarding these additional journeys have been added to the public bus timetables and we recommend that you check these or with your bus operator.
Some existing journeys at school times will become ‘Closed Door’ this means that they will be open to school pupils and college students only and in some cases tickets may need to be purchased in advance. Please check with your bus company for information regarding fares.
Please note that the requirement for social distancing means that public buses can currently carry roughly half of the normal number of passengers and we suggest passengers consider travelling at less busy times and avoid the peak school travel times if possible.
Please note this doesn't include any council run home to school transport, please check the School Transport timetables for details of these.
For more information regarding travelling to and from school during this time please see our School Transport pages
Service disruption and stop closures provides information on diversions and disruption to bus services due to road works or stop suspensions .