School bus timetables

The timetables below are for children with school bus passes issued by Lancashire County Council:

Please note: the timetables may change, please check again before the first week of term.

You can find information about bus routes, stops and timetables in the public transport section.

These timetables do not include all commercial services that may serve the school. For public transport enquiries please see the Traveline website or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 (open 7 days a week 8am to 8pm. Calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge).

Where additional seats are available other students can use these buses by paying a daily fare or buying a season ticket. We can only issue season tickets for bus services operated on behalf of the county council, these are denoted with $ on the timetable information. If you require a pass for a service without the $ sign, please contact the operator directly.

School bus service changes

From September 2024 the service listed below will no longer be provided by Lancashire County Council. The school affected by the withdrawal of this service has been notified. Please contact the school if you have any questions.

812 - Ulnes Walton - Chorley St Michaels CEHS

As of September 2023, the services listed below are no longer be provided by Lancashire County Council. All schools affected by the withdrawal of these services were notified. Please contact the school if you have any questions.

462 Dinckley - Langho - Ribblesdale CHS
617 Pleckgate, Knowles Arms - Ribblesdale CHS
625 Ribchester - Longridge - Billington St Augustine's RCHS
484 Longsands - Broughton HS/ Business and Enterprise College
670 Farington Moss - Hutton Grammar School
714 Lostock Hall - Penwortham All Hallows RCHS
726 Mere Brow - Birkdale Christ the King RCHS

These changes follow a public consultation on changes to school transport. 

On 11 July 2019, Cabinet agreed proposals to cease funding for bus services that do not carry pupils entitled to transport assistance to school.

Cabinet agreed:

  • To cease funding for bus services where there have been no students entitled to free home to school transport or school transport assistance travelling for two years and where the revenue from fares and season tickets does not cover the cost of the service.
  • To give schools and parents a full academic year's notice before the funding is removed.
  • That county council officers work with schools and bus operators affected to establish whether arrangements can be made to provide these bus services in future at no cost to the council.

Cabinet also made a commitment to engage with schools should future bus services be at risk.

For more information view the report to cabinet.