There is an extensive network of buses, operated by voluntary parent associations and commercial suppliers, which are available to boys for travel to and from school. If you would like your son to travel to school by bus, we would recommend that you contact the relevant transport provider as soon as possible to ensure a place for your son. As most buses serve all four Harpur Trust Schools, places are limited.   

Whilst the school does not endorse these transport suppliers, we have used these companies for many years along with other independent schools in Bedford. It is the responsibility of parents to organise transport to and from school and to make their own checks as they deem necessary. Please contact providers directly for the latest information on times and costs.

Barton Coach Company

Tel: 01582 882881  |  Email: info@bartoncoachcompany.com

  • 77x: Luton > Streatley > Barton-Le-Clay > Silsoe > Clophill > Wilstead > Wixams > Elstow > Bedford School (De Parys Avenue – St Peter’s Church)
    After school collection: 16.30 approximately

    *new stops – Bedford Road/Cranleigh Gardens, Bedford Road/Kingsdown Avenue, Bedford Road/Riddy Lane, Bedford Road near BP Garage, Quantock Rise (Sainsburys), Quantock Rise (Skelton Close junction)

Biggleswade and District Bus Association (BDBA)        

Contact: Richard Pointer  |  Email: membershipsec@bdba.org.uk  |  Website: www.bdba.org.uk   

  • 855: Potton > Sutton > Biggleswade > Broom > Upper Caldecote > Ickwell Green > Northill > Cople Village > Cardington Village > Bedford School (St Cuthbert’s Street)
    After school collection: 16:28 approximately
  • 875: Eaton Socon > Eaton Ford > St Neots > Sandy > Moggerhanger > Willington > Bedford School (St Cuthbert’s Street)
    After school collection: 16:23 approximately 

Shefford and District Bus Assocation

Contact: Mr Alex Flegmann  |  Email: a.flegmann@phonecoop.coop  |  Website: www.sheffordbus.co.uk

  • 846: Letchworth > Hitchin > Ickleford > Lower Stondon > Shillington > Meppershall > Shefford > Bedford School (De Parys Avenue – by Burnaby Road)
    After school collection: 16.23 approximately                                                      

Souls Coaches

Contact: Schools Offoce  |  Email: schools@souls-coaches.co.uk  |  
Website: www.souls-coaches.co.uk

  • BS01: Willen (Ship Ashore) > Gt Linford (St Leger Court) > Newport Pagnell (Red House) > Newport Pagnell (Market Hill) > Sherington (Church Road) > Chichley (Chester Arms) > Astwood (Turvey Road) > Bedford School (De Pary’s Avenue – opposite St Peter’s Church)
    After school collection: 16.25 approximately
  • BS02: Westcroft District Centre > Shenley (Church End) > Great Holm (Corn Hill) > Bedford School (De Pary’s Avenue – opposite St Peter’s Church)
    After school collection: 16.25 approximately
  • BS03: Emberton (Bell and Bear) > Olney (The Bull) > Olney (Queen Hotel) > Turvey (The Laws) > Turvey (The Railway Swan) > Bromham > Bedford School (De Pary’s Avenue – opposite St Peter’s Church)
    After school collection: 16.25 approximately
  • BS04: Northampton (The Trumpet) > Northampton (Cliftonville Middle School) > Yardley Hastings (High Street) > Lavendon > Harrold (Harrold Primary Academy) > Carlton (The Royal Oak) > Felmersham (The Church) > Radwell (The Swan) > Milton Ernest (Huntsman Way) > Bedford School (De Parys Avenue – opposite St Peter’s Church)
    After school collection: 16.28 approximately
  • VB1: Milton Bryan (Village Hall) > Woburn (High Street) > Woburn Sands > Aspley Guise (Golf Club) > Aspley Guise (The Square) > Aspley Guise (Mount Pleasant) > Bedford School (De Parys Avenue – by Burnaby Road)
    After school collection: 16.25 approximately
  • VB2: Brooklands (Fen Street) > MK Village (The Swan) > Kingston District Centre > Bedford School (De Parys Avenue – by Burnaby Road)
    After school collection: 16.25 approximately
  • VB4: Stoke Hammond (The Dolphin) > Great Brickhill (Pound Hill) > Little Brickhill (Village Hall) > Caldecote > Woburn Sands (Larchfield Day Nursery) > Woburn Sands (The Swan/Tesco) )> Woburn Sands (Deep Blue) > Wavendon (The Wavendon Arms) > Bedford School (De Parys Avenue – bottom of De Parys Avenue)
    After school collection: 16.25 approximately
  • VBL Late Bus: Bedford School (De Parys Avenue – by Burnaby Road) > Aspley Guise > Woburn Sands > Woburn > Milton Bryan > Wavendon > Brooklands > MK Village
    After school collection: 17.45 approximately
  • BLN Late Bus: Bedford School (De Parys Avenue – by Burnaby Road) >  Turvey > Olney > Emberton > Sherington > Newport Pagnell 
    After school collection: 17.35 approximately
  • BLS Late Bus: Bedford School (De Parys Avenue – by Burnaby Road) > Bromham > Astwood > Chichley > Willen > Great Linford > Great Holm > 
    After school collection: 17.35 approximately 
  • VB Sat Bus: MK Village > Wavendon >  Woburn > Woburn Sands > Aspley Guise > De Parys Avenue (By Burnaby Road), Bedford
    After school collection: 12.30 approximately
  • NPBA Sat Bus: Kiln Farm > Willen > Newport Pagnell > Sherington > Emberton > Olney > Turvey > De Parys Avenue (Opposite St Peter’s Church), Bedford
    After school collection: 12.30 approximately

Marshalls Coaches

Tel: 01525 376077  |  Email: info@marshalls-coaches.co.uk

  • BS1: Linslade > Hockcliffe > Tebworth > Toddington > Harlington > Westoning > Flitwick > Ampthill > Bedford School (De Parys Avenue – St Peter’s Church) After school collection: 16.25 approximately

Royston/Ashwell Bus service

Tel: 01234 362244  |  Email: schoolbus@bedfordschool.org.uk

  • Royston Bus Station > Ashwell Post Office > Ashwell Gardiners Lane > Bedford Girls School > Bedford School (Burnaby Road)
    After school collection: 18:00

Three Star Coaches

Tel: 01582 722626  |  Email: sales@threestarcoaches.com  |  Website: www.threestarcoaches.com

  • TS3: (Memorial) Station Road, Harlington > Westoning Chequers Pub > High Street/Moat Farm Close > Greenfield > Tennis Courts, Greenfield > Flitton > Jolly Coopers Pub > Silsoe/George PH > Clophill A6 > De Parys Avenue (St Peter’s Church), Bedford
    After school collection: 16.20 approximately
  • TS33A: Montrose Avenue > Old Bedford Road/Priory Jct > Old Bedford Road/Kingsdown > Top of Barnfield Avenue > Bottom of Barnfield Avenue > Grasmere Road/Welbury Avenue >Quantock Rise/Sainsburys > Quantock Rise/Skelton Close > De Parys Avenue (St Peter’s Church), Bedford
    After school collection: 16.20 approximately
  • TS33B: Dimensions Gym/Dunstable Road > L&D Hospital Dunstable Road > Halfway Avenue, Luton > The Range Roundabout > Moor Park > Barton Road/Riddy Lane > BP Garage A6 > Police House Barton > Wagon and Horses Barton > De Parys Avenue (St Peter’s Church), Bedford
  • Saturday Bus: Halfway Avenue > The Range Roundabout > Moor Park, New Bedford Road > BP Garage A6 > Bedford Road, Barton > Silsoe George PH > Clophill A6 > De Parys Avenue, Bedford

Stagecoach

Contact: 01234 220030  |  bedford.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com

  • 41: Northampton > Brafield > Denton > Yardley Hastings > Olney > Lavendon Turvey > Bromham > Bedford Bus Station
  • 42: Flitwick > Ampthill > Bedford Hospital > Bedford Bus Station
  • 50: Kettering > Wickstead Park > Barton Seagrave > Burton Latimer > Finedon > Nene Park > Higham Ferrers > Rushden > Sharnbrook > Felmersham > Radwell > Milton Ernest > Oakley > Clapham
  • 51: Higham Ferrers > Rushden > Wyminton > Sharnbrook > Odell > Harrold > Carlton > Pavenham > Oakley > Clapham
  • 81: Luton > Barton > Silsoe > Clophill > Wilsted > Elstow
  • X5: St Neots > Eaton Socon > Great Barford

* Please note: Stagecoach buses operate out of Bedford Bus Station. They do not drop off or collect from De Parys Avenue. Full details of timetables and routes can be viewed at www.stagecoachbus.com/bedford