Abellio London is part of Transport UK and operates 55 bus routes in the capital on behalf of Transport for London (TfL), plus rail replacement and event services across the UK.
The business operates around nine per cent of London’s bus network, running over 800 vehicles and employing 2,500 staff across six depots in Central, South, and West London. Abellio is a pioneer in EV public transport, operating over 100 no-emission fully electric buses in London.
Abellio London was a double winner in the 2021 Bus and Coach Awards and is a finalist in the British Quality Foundation’s EFQM Excellence awards, following a 5-star rating in the BQF Recognised For Excellence assessment. In 2020, it was named Operator of the Year at the London Transport Awards and also helped bring the first Caetano electric single-deck buses to the UK, which were the safest in London with the inclusion of TfL Bus Safety Standard measures. Since 2019 it has held Earned Recognition status with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), which recognises it as an exemplary operator, and in 2023 earned ISO 45001 accreditation across all six depots.
Abellio London is proud to be an inclusive employer with women representing over 30% of its operations management teams and 50% of senior operations managers.
Visit Abellio London to find out more.
Alexander Dennis is a global leader in the design and manufacture of double deck buses and is also the UK’s largest bus and coach manufacturer.
Alexander Dennis offers single and double deck vehicles under the brands of Alexander Dennis and Plaxton and has over 31,000 vehicles in service in the UK, Ireland, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada and the United States.
Further information is available at alexander-dennis.com.
Arriva UK Bus
Arriva UK Bus is the third-largest provider of bus services in regional markets outside London, operating rural, urban and inter-urban services.
Arriva is also one of the market leaders in London and was the first company to operate an all-electric bus route.
Visit Our Values | Arriva Bus to find out more.
Brighton & Hove and Metrobus
At Brighton & Hove and Metrobus we believe everyone has the right to travel with ease and comfort. Our purpose is to give those we serve the freedom to connect with the people and places they value most.
Brighton & Hove currently operate 222 buses across a network of 73 routes with 2,000 bus stops, serving the urban area of Brighton and Hove and connecting the city with Eastbourne, Lewes, and Tunbridge Wells. Metrobus operate 150 buses across 50 routes through Sussex, Surrey and Kent.
Visit Brighton & Hove Buses to find out more.
We are the first electric bus manufacturer worldwide with over 74,000 ebuses delivered and thus the most experienced.
We provide a wide variety of ebus products to meet different operational needs of customers, from city routes with high frequency and passenger load to long-distance inter-city comfort travel. Our buses are the result of extensive innovation and experience in battery technology. We have mastered the three core technologies of ebuses: batteries, electric motors and electric motor controllers. Also with the BYD’s own developed Rear Axle and Motor, the whole eco-system run with homogeneity.
BYD doesn’t simply produce products, we are trying to create a better future because we care about the planet and are committed to preserving it for future generations.
Visit BYD Europe.
Dawson Group Bus and Coach
Dawson Group Bus and Coach is the UK’s leading rental, hire and leasing company, offering a range of bus, coach, minibus and accessible vehicles with a variety of specifications available for long-term and short-term hire.
We currently have over 2,000 vehicles on fleet and have a diversified clientele base, from local authorities to major UK bus and coach operators.
We have three locations around the UK so we can cover a high demand of hires.
We are able to provide a selection of services with our contract hire rentals: this includes routine maintenance, tyre replacement, roadside assistance, and road fund licence.
As well as contract hire, we also provide operating lease, so the vehicle can be treated as the customer’s own, but at the end of the term it is simply just handed back to us.
Visit Dawsongroup | Bus and Coach to find out more.
At First Bus, we’re on a mission to get more people to use the bus. It’s why we exist. Our aim is to help promote and cement the status of the bus as a great value, credible everyday choice.
We’re not asking anyone to suddenly sell their car and convert to being a full-time bus user overnight (although we’d love it if they did!). We’re simply asking more people to consider using the bus as one of the most environmentally friendly choices you can make.
First Bus is going to stand up for the humble bus and tell the world why it’s the future. For society, for local economies, for the planet – for all.
We exist to grow bus usage, so we’ll get behind any initiative that moves people out of their cars and onto the bus. We’ll continue to invest in our people, our product and state-of-the-art technology as we look to improve our customers’ experience.
We’re transforming our business for our colleagues too, with an aim to make First Bus a place where everyone can feel welcome, be their true selves and succeed together. All while working towards our goal of a fully zero-emission bus fleet by 2035, and complete net zero emissions by 2050. Harnessing the talent amongst us and upskilling our people to take them on this journey with us. Not because of rules or regulations, but because it’s the right thing to do.
Ensuring every decision we make is centred around our drive to get more people on the bus again.
Visit First Bus UK News to find out more.
Global is the largest provider of bus advertising nationwide. We help our clients to engage with audiences on the move across the whole of the UK.
Bus advertising drives dynamic coverage irrespective of TV area, city or town, and at scale, helping to drive awareness and increase store footfall and brand consideration.
Buses can help raise your brand above the clutter and reach audiences at a local or national level.
Our exclusive media partners include well-known bus operators like Arriva, First Bus, National Express, Stagecoach and Transport for London’s bus network.
Go Ahead London
We are London's largest bus company and a part of The Go‑Ahead Group, an international provider of passenger transport.
With 8,000 people, 2,300 buses, 17 garages, globally recognised and multi award winning. We are the capital’s biggest bus operator and run a quarter of its iconic red network.
Visit Go-Ahead London to find out more.
We connect the region with over 70 services and more than 700 buses which run day and night throughout the year.
Our easy-access fleet is among the most modern and environmentally friendly in the UK and now includes the city’s first zero-emission electric buses. We are also an award-winning transport operator and continue to invest in technology and people to make sure our bus services meet your needs now and in the future.
We are the UK’s largest municipal bus company and proudly owned by the City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Mid Lothian and West Lothian councils. We’ve been based in the city for almost 100 years and are now one of the region’s largest employers with over 2,500 staff, 1,700 of whom are drivers. Many of our employees are from Edinburgh and the Lothians or have made the region their home and we remain a company that’s an integral part of the local community.
Lothian are proud to work in partnership with many other transport providers across Scotland providing vital links and connections for onward travel. We share our ticketing and connectivity platforms with Edinburgh Trams which allows customers to make cost effective integrated journeys across our city in conjunction with Transport for Edinburgh.
Visit Lothian Buses to find out more.
McGill’s is the UK’s largest privately-owned bus company, with depots in Greenock, Inchinnan, Johnstone, plus Larbert, Livingston, Bannockburn and Balfron under the Midland Bluebird & Eastern Scottish brands, and Xplore Dundee.
A Scottish Insider top 500 company, we have close to 1000 employees across our five depots and operate over 650 buses across 130 routes, serving North Ayrshire, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire, Glasgow City and Dundee.
Every week, there are close to three-quarters of a million journeys on a McGill’s bus. Our company prides itself on high-level of customer service, and invests heavily in driver training and development. We have developed our own in-house training school within our Johnstone depot.
McGill’s has made substantial investment in its fleet. In the last 10 years we have invested almost £14 million. Our vision is to provide a public transport network that is modern, efficient and integrated with other modes.
Visit McGill’s Buses – Scotland’s Largest Independent Bus Company to find out more.
Established in 1994, MCV is a leading bus manufacturer with its global headquarters based in Cairo, Egypt.
Boasting 29 years of industry expertise and a production facility capable of producing over 6,000 buses each year, MCV has successfully supplied buses to markets around the world, including the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Australia, and Africa.
In September 2023, MCV and Volvo Buses signed an agreement to manufacture Volvo 7900 Electric and Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated, and later for electric intercity buses.
Visit mcv-uk.com to find out more.
Metroline is proudly serving one of the world’s busiest cities.
Our principal business is the provision of bus services under contract to London Buses, operating through an area that extends from North to West London, including Central London and the City.
Every day we strive to meet our passengers’ expectations, be it through good customer service, a clean and presentable vehicle or simply getting you to your destination on time.
Visit About – Metroline Driving London’s Buses to find out more.
National Express is the UK’s largest scheduled coach operator.
In 2019, over 21 million passengers made a journey with us. We are headquartered in Birmingham, with locations across the country. Our national network serves hundreds of UK towns and cities.
We run round-the-clock services to the UK’s major airports and our festival and events services take customers to sporting and music events as well as festivals. Coaches are essential to a strong and well-connected national transport network, and we work hard to grow the coach market to enhance the UK’s transport offer. Safety is our number one priority.
Our fleet has market-leading safety features, and we work across our entire business to drive safety improvements. In 2021, we received a five-star audit rating from The British Safety Council for the eighth consecutive year. Coach travel is one of the most environmentally friendly forms of transport. We have continually invested in the cleanest and most efficient vehicles available to us.
Every coach we have purchased since 2014 has been Euro VI – the highest emissions standard available. Emissions per coach passenger are much lower than those travelling by car and coaches reduce congestion by using road space more efficiently.
We are accredited by the National Living Wage Foundation for pledging to pay the voluntary, higher real Living Wage across all of our UK businesses.
We are part of the wider National Express Group which employs 41,000 people worldwide, with bus, coach and rail services in the UK, Continental Europe, North Africa, North America and the Middle East.
Visit Coach Travel & Airport Transfers | National Express to find out more.
RATP Dev Transit London is one of the largest bus operators in London, running 1,200 buses and carrying some 231 million customers every year safely to their destinations.
We run 103 routes in and around the capital, mostly under contract to Transport for London (TfL), the capital’s transport authority. TfL has ‘ownership’ of all bus routes in London and awards them to bus operators through a competitive tendering process, usually for a term of seven years.
We run our bus routes from 10 operational bases. Many of our bus routes are 24-hour operations and most run seven days a week.
As well as daily commuters, our diverse customer base includes shoppers, tourists, visitors to London and people travelling to hospital appointments. Our uniformed, knowledgeable drivers are trained to recognise the special travel requirements of all customers, and this can include wheelchair users, the partially sighted, the hard of hearing and visitors to the capital who do not speak English and are lost.
We are highly supportive of ‘green’ transport solutions and look for ways of reducing the impact our operations have on the environment. With over 29% of our in-service fleet being fully electric, we have the third greatest proportion of electric buses in our fleet within the London market.
We currently operate 18 electric routes from five converted garages, and we are working towards a fully electric fleet by 2030. This is in line with the Mayor of London’s ambitious plans for a zero-emissions bus fleet in the capital by 2034.
Visit RATP Dev Transit London to find out more.
Stagecoach UK Bus
Stagecoach UK Bus is part of the Stagecoach Group and is proud to connect the communities of Britain.
We operate local, longer and specialist bus services across the country, as well as a network of intercity operations under the megabus.com brand. Our UK Bus division is a major employer, providing jobs for 24,000 people at a number of regional companies. We are Stagecoach and we are Proud to Serve.
Visit Welcome to Stagecoach to find out more.
Transport for London (TfL)
Part of the Greater London Authority family led by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, we are the integrated transport authority responsible for delivering the Mayor’s aims for transport.
We have a key role in shaping what life is like in London, helping to realise the Mayor’s vision for a ‘City for All Londoners’ and helping to create a safer, fairer, greener, healthier and more prosperous city.
Visit Buses – Transport for London to find out more.
Uno is owned by the University of Hertfordshire and began running buses back in 1992, then called University Bus. This grew out of a shuttle service previously operated for students at Wall Hall College near Watford, connecting them with the other campuses of the University. Our buses were painted white and grey, a far cry from today's bold colours.
Right from the start anyone could travel on these buses, but as we took on more routes and our services became more popular, it was necessary to rebrand the company and thus University Bus became Uno in 2005. A bright new colour scheme was introduced, and our buses are a regular sight all over Hertfordshire and the surrounding area. In 2012 we started running buses in Northampton, and a year later our Cranfield depot opened that runs buses to Bedford and Milton Keynes.
Today, we continue to invest heavily in both our staff and our fleet. Our drivers receive regular training, and our fleet is more modern than ever. Most of our buses have free on-board Wi-Fi and a growing number have USB charging sockets. Our largest depot is a purpose-built facility on Hatfield Business Park. We’re proud of our roots and are continually looking at how we can improve what we do for our passengers now and in the future.
Visit Uno to find out more.
Volvo Bus UK and Ireland is part of the Volvo Group and has been a part of the UK and Irish market for over 50 years.
We specialise in offering a wide range of buses, including city, intercity, and coaches, all tailored to meet the needs of the UK and Irish market. Our long-standing presence has provided us with extensive knowledge and a deep understanding of our customers’ needs and operational requirements. In the UK, we provide employment opportunities for approximately 3,000 people, alongside our trucks and construction equipment divisions.
With a well-established network of 90 dealer service points dedicated to trucks and buses, we are committed to providing comprehensive customer support and service.
It is our vision to be the most desired and successful provider of sustainable people transport solutions, driving value creation through innovation, partnerships, and people.
And we believe that together, we shape the world we want to live in.
Visit Volvo Buses | Sustainable public transport systems to find out more.
For over 75 years, as a family-run business, we’ve helped people reach their destinations all over the world. We’ve built iconic vehicles that have defined transport and added character to our cities and towns including the StreetCar in Las Vegas and the New Routemaster in London.
And now, after the successful launch of our groundbreaking zero emission product line we are carrying passengers into a cleaner future.
We remain the only British manufacture that manufacturers both single and double deck battery and fuel cell electric buses. Together with Queens University Belfast, we have an ability to carry out a range of academic-backed modelling analysis which is highly accurate, detailed and forms a key principle in the recommendation of the suggested battery capacity and vehicle performance.
Under Jo Bamford’s leadership, Wrightbus is embarking on a new trajectory of innovation and environmental awareness. Just as with our Hydrogen bus, we’re applying new energy solutions to help our vehicles meet their zero-emission targets. We are also creating more green economy UK jobs across our UK centric supply chain for our zero-emission buses.
For the world that has been waiting on greener buses, they have arrived.
Visit Wrightbus | World’s first hydrogen double decker bus to find out more.