School transport

Updated: 03.03.21

Blackburn with Darwen provides bus services to a number of schools in the borough for pupils who reside in Blackburn with Darwen and attend a Blackburn with Darwen school. They are provided primarily for pupils who qualify for statutory home to school transport but are also open to a number of pupils who do not qualify for free transport.

More information on our home to school transport policy.

Emergency guidance for home to school transport

The guidance available in the downloadable documents below sets out how provided school transport in Blackburn with Darwen is to resume and these plans will be updated as the Coronavirus (Covid-19) emergency develops and changes (locally and nationally), and as Government advice is updated or altered.

Information for Parents who have a School Transport Direct Debit plan (January 2021)

Your School Transport Direct Debit payments have been paused as a result of the schools closing, therefore payment will not be taken on 15th January. Further payments will not be taken until the schools reopen. Please do not cancel your direct debit – it cannot be reinstated when schools reopen if you cancel it. We assure you that payments will not be taken whilst the schools are closed.

Designated School Pre Paid Bus Vouchers

You can purchase online designated pre-paid bus vouchers for home to school transport.

These vouchers have been introduced to offer a more flexible option to pupils and to replace season tickets and daily bus fares for those pupils who wish to travel to school using designated school buses as listed below.

These vouchers can only be used on the services listed below and are not valid on any other services.

If your school bus service is not listed below please do not purchase vouchers; you will need to contact the bus company direct.

One voucher will be used each time a pupil uses a school bus service.

Price options

Price options
Daily bus fare Book of 20 vouchers Book of 50 vouchers Book of 100 vouchers includes 10% discount
BwD schools £1.25 £25.00 £62.50 £112.50
Bolton schools £1.75 £35.00 £87.50 £157.50

Please request vouchers at least one week before you require them.

Unused vouchers will not be reimbursed unless in exceptional circumstances.

Renewals of season tickets will no longer be available for this current school year due to ongoing Covid 19 restrictions.

Request prepaid school bus vouchers

School bus service timetables

School service bus timetables are available in our bus timetables section.

Transport for children with special educational needs

Please contact the SEN team.