Bus or Coach Driver

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Bus and coach drivers pick up passengers and drop them off at bus stops along a set route. Some drivers will take passengers directly from one destination to another. They drive short distances in towns and cities, longer distances on intercity or country routes and may take passengers abroad if they work for holiday companies.

The Work

You could be:


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Trainees working towards the PCV licence may earn around £9 an hour. With experience, this can rise to £13.00 - £15.00 an hour.


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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to be able to:


Getting On

More Information

You can get more information about the Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) licence and the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).


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The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)
Tel: 0300 200 1122

The DVSA replaced the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) in April 2014. Its aim is to promote road safety through improving driving standards, testing drivers, motorcyclists and driving instructors, maintaining the registers of Approved Driving Instructors and Large Goods Vehicle Instructors and supervising training for learner motorcyclists.

GOV.UK - Become a lorry or bus driver

The UK Government guide on how to become qualified as a lorry, bus or coach driver.

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