Information on transport provided by the council, travelling on buses without a pass, how to find bus service routes and times, bad weather, lost property on buses and how to get help with bullying on the bus.
It is the responsibility of parents to get their children to and from school or college safely, however, we do provide bus and taxi* services for children who are eligible to receive free transport.
Any spaces left on these services can be used by children who either pay a daily fare or buy a travel pass but spare places are allocated on a priority basis. Find out how to apply to buy a travel pass and get on the waiting list.
Please note: Transport is available to only some schools in and around the East Riding. Find out if yours is one of them - take a look at council operated bus routes
* Taxi services are only available to students eligible to receive free transport who attend schools where full bus services aren’t required or have special travel needs, for instance, disability or behavioural needs.
Seat belts must be provided where there is a legal requirement to do so, but where there is not, the Council does not ask for or require seat belts to be provided. Where seat belts are provided, they must be worn at all times.
Yes they can, but as children who have a travel pass will be given seating priority, it may be standing room only. It is also much more expensive to travel without a pass:
For example; it works out as £2.84 return per day if you buy a travel pass whereas it costs £4.00 to travel on our buses without a pass.
However, this option may be useful if your usual method of transport (ie car) is unavailable for the odd day.
Take a look at council operated bus routes and see if there is a service.
Before applying to receive transport (free or paid), you need to check if the council provides a service to your school:
Take a look at council operated bus routes.
If your child is eligible to receive free transport but there isn’t currently a service running to your school, we will still provide transport.
To find out if East Yorkshire Motor Services (EYMS) have a service that will get your child to and from school, either:
Google maps (external website)
Google maps (external website)
Visit their website for more information: EYMS - Fares (external website) EYMS - Discounts (external website) EYMS - College and university students (external website)
Visit their website for more information:
EYMS - Fares (external website)
EYMS - Discounts (external website)
EYMS - College and university students (external website)
Our buses and taxis will always attempt to operate unless we have been told that a school/college is closed for the day.
If, in attempting a run, the driver feels that to operate a portion of the route would be dangerous, then the driver will be unable to operate that portion of route.
Safety of everyone on board a vehicle is paramount, and although in some cases a car may be able to access a road, a bus may not.
Where a driver is unable to operate a portion of route, this will also apply for the return journey in the afternoon, unless things significantly improve and we are able to inform the school.
Read up-to-the-minute information about the latest school closures.
Yes, the bus operator will be able to help you.
Take a look at council operated bus routes, find the bus service number that the item was left on and contact the operator on the number provided.
We encourage you to report any issues you or your child experience with school transport. You can do this by reporting any incidents to Buswise* at either:
Report a problem on a school bus (external website)
Alternatively, you can telephone: 03456 445 959
You can also see some common questions about dealing with bus-related incidents:
Buswise – FAQs (external East Riding website)
*Buswise is a partnership involving schools, parents, local bus companies and East Riding of Yorkshire Council that works to ensure everyone has a pleasant journey to and from school.
If your child is getting bullied then they might be able to change bus routes if you and the school agree this would be the best option. Read more about changing your bus route.
The home to school transport policy and policy statement for post 16 transport can be read below:
Home to School Transport Policy 2016-2017 (pdf 140kb opens in new window)
Policy statement - post 16 transport (pdf 136kb opens in new window)
Draft 2017-18 Post 16 Transport Policy Statement (pdf 145kb opens in new window)
The East Riding of Yorkshire Council is consulting on a proposal to amend its Home to School and College Transport Policy. If adopted, the proposed amendment would provide additional support for transport for post 16 students who have a learning difficulty or disability, who qualify for transport support under the Council's policy to help them get to and from school or college and who are on a low income or who are from a low income family. More information about the policy and its proposed amendment is in the consultation document below. Consultation on this proposed change will run until 29 September 2017. If you would like to comment on this proposed change to the Home to School and College Transport Policy you can do so by writing to:
School Organisation Officer
East Riding of Yorkshire
or by email to:
Post 16 Consultation Document - Policy Amendment (pdf 118kb opens in new window)
If you would like any further explanation of the policy, or any other help/advice, please contact us at: