Cumbria County Council, in association with Cumbria Tourism have produced a guide for coach drivers. The guide includes a grading scheme of Cumbria's roads for coach usage.

Cumbria4Coaches guide for coach drivers (PDF 5.4MB)

The Cumbria Coach Operators Association was formed as a body to interact with various organisations on matters concerning the operation of bus and coach transport throughout Cumbria.  The aim of the Association is to represent all PCV operators throughout the county on a democratic basis which allows operators to have their say on any issues that may arise.

The Cumbria Coach Operators Association are recognised by Cumbria County Council as the official body to represent coach operators.

Find out more about how to join Cumbria Coach Operators Association and other benefits of membership.


Tenders are awarded via "The Chest", the North West's Local Authority procurement portal.

The following documents relate to the provision of Cumbria County Council transport contracts:

 Title  Date  Size
14/03/2016 85k
29/04/2015 294k
10/05/2013 69k

Cumbria County Council is responsible for administering the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) in the county.

Cumbria Concessionary Travel Scheme 2022-23 (PDF 397KB)

Bus Services HP Concessionary Travel (ENCTS) 160x100

Term dates for Schools in Cumbria, for this year and for next year

School term dates

Please refer to the document below for any changes to term dates, finish times and information about inset days. The document will be updated as and when we receive information from the relevant schools and colleges.

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Useful contacts

Compliance and safety

Telephone: 01228 221707    

Concessionary travel (ENCTS/NoWCard)

Telephone: 01228 226720    

Passenger queries for school and college transport

Telephone: 01228 226427 or 226428

Procurement and contract management for transport:

Telephone: 01228 226424 or 226425 or 221705

Scheduled bus services:

Telephone: 01228 226433

Social Care/SENS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)

Telephone: 01228 226427