Bus and coach companies that operate in Warrington

Travel information

You can get travel information and departures times from Traveline or by using the Moovit app.

Our bus stops

We have a real time passenger information (RTPI) system which gives the exact location of most of the buses in Warrington. This gives you up to date information at your bus stop.

We look after bus stops, bus shelters and the information in them. Tell us if there is a problem such as damage or vandalism like broken glass, or if the display isn't working.

Warrington bus interchange

We own and manage the bus interchange which is near to Warrington central rail station in the town centre.

Opening hours

  • 5am to 11.30pm Monday to Saturdays
  • 9am-6pm Sundays and Bank Holidays

Access to the interchange outside these times is through a night gate by the Winwick Street entrance.

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National bus strategy

The government recently launched Bus Back Better, a national bus strategy for England. This gave us two options for future improvements to bus services

  • establish an enhanced partnership with all operators
  • commit to franchising

Given these options, it's considered that the enhanced partnership is the best option for Warrington. In June 2021, we confirmed with the government we would pursue this option. 

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Our bus service improvement plan

As required by the national strategy we have now published our plan, it details how we intend to enhance our services and infrastructure to increase use and includes a request for additional funding.


Enhanced partnerships

We made our enhanced partnership plan and scheme on 1 July 2022.

We made a variation to our plan in February 2023. This means we can gain funding from the DfT from our improvement plan, specifically for the bus priority measures and the enhancements to our network.

Bus priority projects

Following successful funding bids to we are producing designs for two projects within the borough.

  • A49 Winwick Road
  • A49 Wilderspool Causeway

The aim is to make the experience better and increase the number of people using busses by making journey's shorter and more reliable. 

Public consultation will take place on the proposals later in 2023.

A49 Winwick Road

A new southbound bus lane is proposed between the junctions of the A49 Winwick Road/A50 Long Lane and the A49 Winwick Road/Lythgoes Lane. 

The new lane will be created alongside the existing traffic lanes. Traffic signals along the route will be fitted with technology to recognise when buses are approaching to give buses priority over general traffic. Pedestrian and cycle facilities will also be upgraded along the route.

Construction is programmed to start in 2024 (subject to public consultation).

A49 Wilderspool Causeway

Improvements to bus priority along Wilderspool Causeway are proposed between Brian Bevan roundabout and Greenall’s Avenue. Signals will be fitted with technology to minimise bus journey times.

Construction is expected to begin in Winter 2023-24 (subject to public consultation).

Zero-Emission Buses

In May 2021 we applied for ZEBRA (Zero Emission Bus Regional Area) funding to government with a proposal for a fleet of electric buses. We successfully progressed to the second round of this competitive application process and submitted a full business case in August 2021.

On 26 October as part of the Autumn budget the government announced that the bid had been successful. Further updates will be provided as the project progresses.