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.

Biggleswade and District Bus Association (BDBA)        

Contact: Juliet Jones  |  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: 16:23 approximately
  • 875: 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: Hilary Norris  |  Email: hilary803@btinternet.com  |  Website: www.sheffordbus.co.uk

  • 846: Letchworth > Hitchin > Ickleford > Clifton > Bedford School (De Parys Avenue – by Burnaby Road)
    After school collection: 16.23 approximately
  • 848: Biggleswade > Langford > Henlow > Stotfold > Arlesey > Stondon > Shillington > Meppershall > Campton > Shefford > Haynes > Bedford School (De Parys Avenue – by Burnaby Road)                                                                                                                                                                                     After school collection: 16.23 approximately
  • Sat Bus: Hitchin > Ickleford >Letchworth > Henlow > Clifton > Bedford School (De Parys Avenue – by Burnaby road)
    Please note: The Saturday Bus does not operate a return service

Shorey Coaches (SC)

Contact: Ms Donna Shorey  |  Tel: 01525 860694  |  Email: shoreystravel@hotmail.com

  • 77x: Streatley > Barton > Clophill > Haynes > Elstow > Bedford School (De Parys Avenue – St Peter’s Church)
    After school collection: 16.27 approximately
  • 78x: Flitwick > Ampthill > Maulden > Silsoe > Wilstead > Bedford School (De Parys Avenue – St Peter’s Church)
    After school collection: 16.27 approximately

Souls Coaches

Contact: Catherine Zamojski  |  Email: catherin@souls-coaches.co.uk  |  
Website: www.souls-coaches.co.uk

  • BS01: Willen (Ship Ashore) > Newport Pagnell (Red House) > Newport Pagnell (Market Hill) > Sherington (Church Road) > Chichley (Chester Arms) > Bedford School (De Pary’s Avenue – opposite St Peter’s Church)
    After school collection: 16.25 approximately
  • BS02: Kiln Farm (Pitfield Road) > Great Linford > Astwood > 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 > Bromham > Bedford School (De Pary’s Avenue – opposite St Peter’s Church)
    After school collection: 16.25 approximately
  • VB1: Milton Bryan > Woburn > Woburn Sands > Aspley Guise > Bedford School (De Parys Avenue – by Burnaby Road)
    After school collection: 16.25 approximately
  • VB2: Great Holm > Kingston > MK Village > Wavendon > Woburn Sands > Aspley Guise > Bedford School (De Parys Avenue – by Burnaby Road)
    After school collection: 16.25 approximately
  • VB4: Great Brickhill > Little Brickhill > Caldecote > Woburn Sands > Apsley Guise > Bedford School (De Parys Avenue – by Burnaby Road)
    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 > MK Village  > Great Holm
    After school collection: 17.50 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 > Milton Bryan > 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 > Sherrington > 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

County Coaches

Contact: Val Foley  |  Email: val@countycoaches.co.uk  |  Website: www.countycoaches.co.uk

  • LU98/LU99: Silsoe > Barton Le Clay > Bramlington > Barnfield College > Kingsdown Avenue > Luton & Dunstable Hospital > Dunstable  > Farley Hill, Luton > Bedford School (De Parys Avenue)    
    After school collection: 16.15 approximately

Ouse Valley Coaches (Prep School Only)

Contact: Ian Babbington  |  Tel: 01234 352662 / 07801 494673  | Email: ian.babbington@hotmail.co.uk

  • Westoning > Flitwick > Ampthill > Bedford School (De Parys Avenue – St Peter’s Church)                      
    After After school collection: 16.15 approximately

Premier Connections Travel Ltd (PYB)

Tel: 0800 7833 243  |  sales@premier.gb.com

  • MK100: Dunstable > Luton > Salford > Cranfield > Upper Shelton > Wootton > De Parys Avenue (St Peter’s Church), Bedford
    Return Service – Premier Bus connecting to MK101at Marsh Leys*
    Collection Time: 16:25
  • MK200: Loughton > Wroughton on the Green > Kingston > Woburn Sands > Aspley Guise > Marston Moretaine > De Parys Avenue (St Peter’s Church), Bedford
    Return Service – Premier Bus connecting to MK201 at Marsh Leys*
    Collection Time: 16.25
  • 98: Luton > Barton le Clay > Silsoe > De Parys Avenue (St Peter’s Church), Bedford
    Return Service – Premier Bus connecting to 99 at Marsh Leys*
    Collection Time: 16.25
  • Late buses: Milton Keynes and Luton /Dunstable- These late buses tailors its exact route to the pupils on board each evening.
    Premier Bus connecting to Late Buses at Marsh Leys*
    Collection Time: 18.00

* Please note: a single bus collects boys from Bedford School at 16:25 and at 18:00 (late buses) and goes to Marsh Leys. Boys are joined here by pupils collected from Bedford Girls School and Bedford Modern School. All pupils then board the appropriate bus (see numbers above) for their journey home.

Three Star Coaches

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

  • TS33: (Luton) L&D Hospital, New Bedford Rd > Sainsbury’s, Quantock Rise > De Parys Avenue (St Peter’s Church)
    After school collection: 16.20 approximately
  • TS3: Barton > Pulloxhill > Greenfield > Flitton > Silsoe > De Parys Avenue (St Peter’s Church), Bedford School
    After school collection: 16.20 approximately

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