Bus and Coach Drivers

Bus and coach drivers drive road passenger-carrying vehicles such as buses, coaches and mini-buses.


New workers
£ 11,187
£ 27,494
£ 42,246

Available jobs

In the past year there were 111,629 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Maintains records of journey times, mileage and hours worked.

  • Balances cash taken with tickets sold and may be responsible for cleanliness of vehicle.

  • May plan routes in conjunction with private hirer and assist with loading and unloading of luggage.

  • May collect fares from passengers and issue tickets or ensure that they use a ticket machine.

  • Stops and opens and closes doors at pre-arranged places to allow passengers to board and alight, observing regulations concerning the number of passengers carried.

  • Drives single- and double-decked vehicle over pre-determined route, complying with traffic regulations and keeping to time schedule.

  • Checks tyres, brakes, lights, oil, water and fuel levels and general condition of the vehicle before start of journey.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Bus Driving

  • Vehicle Maintenance

  • Information Privacy

  • Numeracy

  • Disaster Recovery Solution

  • School Transport

  • Passenger Transport

  • Child Protection

  • Working With Children

  • Traffic Regulations

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Customer Service

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Leadership

  • English Language

  • Professionalism

  • First Aid

  • Training And Development

  • Cleanliness

  • Good Driving Record

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.