Welcome to NIBS buses.


You may have seen on the news lately, or read in the newspapers, articles relating to a national shortage of lorry drivers around the country.

This driver shortage is also affecting the bus industry across the whole of the UK, and unfortunately, this includes NIBS buses.

The lack of drivers, coupled with Covid related staff sickness and isolation periods, plus a severely reduced service available from the DVSA for new driving tests, and the DVLA for driving licence processing, is causing problems on a scale the industry hasn’t encountered before.

We are doing our very best to continue to run our routes as regularly as possible, however, there will inevitably be delays or cancelled services in the forthcoming weeks.

We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this will cause, and we thank you for your patience and understanding.

Daily Service updates can be found here




We’re a locally owned, independent operator based in Wickford, near Basildon, established in 1968 and providing reliable, friendly, good value local bus services across south-west Essex and Thurrock.

We also specialise in services for students attending many local schools, including those in Ingatestone, Billericay, Brentwood, Shenfield, Epping and Southend.

From this website you can download copies of our timetables, and access our twitter feed for the very latest news and service information. You can also learn about our history, view opportunities to join our team, and see the range of services we can offer.

If you download the myTrip App (smartphone download links at the bottom of this page) you can track the progress of your NIBS bus in real time!

If you cannot find the information you need, then please use our ‘Contact Us’ page or give us a call on: 01268 767870.


Find the route options to transport your children to and from school


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News and Updates

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