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Plan your bus journey


Many services are now back to pre-COVID levels, but may still be subject to change at short notice. Many operators are only accepting contactless payment or exact fares, so please check before travelling.

The wearing of face coverings is expected  on all public transport, and may be insisted upon by some operators.

Please see our travelling safely on the bus page for important travel information.



There are various options available online to help you plan your bus journeys in and around Staffordshire.

Timetables and maps

Links to timetables, town centre bus stop maps and some operator route maps are available on the area pages below. 



Changes to bus services

We publish details of planned changes to registered bus services, which are updated on at least a monthly basis.

Find out more about changes to bus services.



Journey planners

If you don't know which bus you need to catch, an online journey planner is provided by Traveline.

The Traveline journey planner includes other public transport options as well as buses and can also be accessed by phone on 0871 200 22 33 (calls cost 12p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charges).

Departure lists from specified stops and timetables with route maps are also provided on the Traveline West Midlands website. 



Timetable finder

To search for a timetable by route number and/or location view our bus timetable search.



Sign up for alerts

Make sure you don't miss any future bus service changes in Staffordshire by signing up for email alerts. Our alerts system includes bus service changes and a range of other county council services.

Sign up for alerts.



Dial a ride services and community voluntary transport schemes

These are a form of pre-booked transport using smaller vehicles instead of large buses. Anyone living within the operating area, who cannot access a local bus service, can use the services for any purpose. 


Operator websites

Most bus operators have web pages detailing the latest information on timetables, service changes and travelling safely on their buses:



Additional seats available on local bus services

To support the return of pupils to school, additional temporary services have been created on busy parts of the local bus network where commercial services wouldn’t be able to carry all potential passengers at peak time.

The list below summarises the routes and operators with new arrangements in place, for timetable information please refer to the operator's website. 

Additional seats available
OperatorRoute numberRoute descriptionSchool
D&G 1A Silverdale - Newcastle - Meir Sir Thomas Boughey
D&G 841 Uttoxeter - Stafford Weston Road Academy
Diamond 35 Lichfield - Walsall via Aldridge St Francis Assisi 
Diamond 16 Tamworth - Kingsbury Kingsbury Academy
First Potteries KF Hanley - Cheadle - Uttoxeter The Cheadle Academy
First Potteries KF Hanley - Cheadle - Uttoxeter Painsley Catholic College
First Potteries 101 Stafford - Hanley via Stone St Joseph's College
First Potteries 7A Biddulph to Hanley St Margaret Ward
Midland Classic 402A Burton - Uttoxeter via Abbots Bromley Thomas Alleynes
Midland Classic Various Various Friary High School / John Taylor
Arriva 5 Stafford - Telford via Gnosall Burton Borough
Arriva 825 Stafford - Lichfield via Rugeley Walton High School
Arriva 825 Rugeley - Stafford Walton High School
Arriva 829 Stafford - Lichfield via Rugeley Friary High School
Arriva 765 Tamworth - Lichfield King Edwards VI / Lichfield College
Arriva 74 Cannock - Stafford Stafford College
Arriva 74 Stafford - Cannock Stafford College
Arriva 74 Stafford - Cannock Stafford College
Arriva 74 Stafford - Cannock Stafford College
Arriva 74 Stafford - Cannock Stafford College
Solus 105 Armitage - Friary The Friary
Copelands 428 Yarnfield - Alleynes Academy Alleyne's Academy
TNS Travel 611 Brinsford - Cannock Chase HS Cannock Chase HS
Select Bus Services 11S Colwich - Weston Road Academy Weston Road Academy
Select Bus Services FH1 Hill Ridware - The Hart The Hart
Select Bus Services 877 Coven - Stafford Kind Edwards Stafford
Select Bus Services 71 Cannock - Wolverhampton via Essington Cheslyn Hay High School
Select Bus Services 67A Cannock - Wolverhampton Cheslyn Hay High School
Select Bus Services 813A Bishops Wood - Wolgarston Wolgarston High School


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