Local Bus Information

Local Bus Information in Lancashire

People often tell us they would use buses more if they knew where to find information about their local services, in fact there is a huge amount of information available to help you plan your journey quickly and easily. As well as traditional methods such as paper timetables, there are new ways to access information such as via the internet, over the telephone, and by text message to your mobile.

So don't miss out - use this guide and find out what information is available and where to find it.

Information on the internet

Lancashire County Council's Bus Services Website is an excellent way to find out about local bus services. It is a “one stop shop" for travel and transport information in the county. If we can't provide the information here, we'll have links to other sites that can.


  • Traveline

    Lancashire County Council, Blackpool Council, Blackburn with Darwen Council and Lancashire`s bus operators jointly fund the county's traveline service on 0871 200 22 33. This forms part of a national network of call centres that provide up-to-date timetable information on local bus services between the hours of 08:00 and 20:00, 7 days a week.. Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras.

  • Contacting the operator

If you want to find out about fares or any special ticket deal you will need to contact the operator directly.
Click here for a list of major operators and their contact details.

Timetable leaflets

Lancashire County Council produce timetable leaflets for those bus services financially supported by the council. Bus operators produce leaflets for their own commercial bus services. 

Where to get timetable leaflets

You can obtain timetables directly, or you can submit your details and a leaflet will be sent out to you, we will also gladly produce large print versions of any leaflet on request, free of charge

Or pick up a leaflet at your local library, county information centre or interchange.

Information at bus stops

Lancashire County Council works with local bus operators to jointly provide bus stop information at the main stops, bus stations, interchanges, town and city centres throughout the county. There are approximately 7500 bus stops in Lancashire.  

Smartphone Services

If you have a smartphone or mobile internet on your phone, view the next bus times by visiting www.nextbuses.mobi and follow the instructions. There are also a range of apps that have been developed for local bus information. New apps are being added all the time and you may find more when searching your app store. A selection of apps are listed below, some are free and some are charged for.

Android Apps: Bus Scout, UK Stops, UK Bus Times, MyBus, Catch that Bus UK, TransiCast UK.
iPhone Apps: MyBus, Nextbuses, Buschecker UK
These apps are not provided by LCC and customers are advised to read the descriptions and reviews before downloading.

Face to face information and advice.

The County Information Centres/Interchange Offices in Lancashire are operated by Lancashire County Council. The friendly staff give face-to-face help and advice about all aspects of local bus services. If they can't answer your questions themselves they'll try to point you in the direction of people who can.

Contact us

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