1st Bus Stop

Service Updates

Service Updates

As of 1st July 2024 – all services will be participating in the ‘Bus Fare Cap Grant’ meaning all single journeys will be £2.00.
We are a cashless company so please make sure you have a contactless method of payment or you will not be able to travel.


We Are a Cashless Company (since Jan 2023)
– We can only accept contactless payment, cash will not be accepted.
– If you do not have a contactless method, that works, you will be refused passage.

All of our drivers are DBS checked

Private Hire Specialists

Why Choose 1st Bus Stop?

1st Bus Stop is one of Kent’s finest Bus and Coach Operator’s, we supply bus and coach transport for all occasions, with excellent rates and friendly drivers. All of our vehicles have seat-belts fitted and of course we are fully insured.

Experienced Bus and Coach Drivers

All of our employees are DBS checked. Employing the right drivers with the right personality ensures that our customers receive the care and attention that they deserve. Many of our drivers have driven hundreds of thousands of miles across the UK and are ready now to drive you to your destination safely and in comfort.

Dedicated Team

Bus and Coach Hire Company 1st Bus Stop recognise that quality staff create the backbone of any company, and we are very proud of the dedication shown by our team. We fully understand the meaning of the word “service”, which well and truly, sets us apart from other coach operators.

What our customers say …


Thank you very much for making my Hen Night! I knew the bus would be a good idea. I will definitely recommend 1st Bus Stop to my friends and family. Thank you once again!

S Solomon, Grays


Terrific job First Bus Stop! You went out of your way to help our children get to school this week despite the dreadful weather, and your driver was very courteous as well. Thank you.

John Davies, Dartford


Great service, thank you! The children have commented how good your service has been on many occasions, so we will definately be using your company again next term.

Mr B Hammond, Wilmington


We were very happy with the service provided by 1st Bus Stop. Its nice to see a company that cares about the children and their safety.

Mrs Hampshire, Gravesend

The 1st Bus Stop Team

Under new ownership

Mitchell Thurbin

Mitchell Thurbin

Managing Director

Mitchell is Managing Director and deals with all back office, finance matters and business growth.

John Thurbin General Manager

John Thurbin

General Manager and Director

John deals with operations and all day to day running of the business and would be the first point of contact.

Nijaz Sefic

Nijaz Sefic

Workshop Director

Nijaz is head of engineering ensuring our vehicles are safe, compliant and regularly maintained.

1st Bus Stop

01474 326777


1st Bus Stop Limited

The Coachyard
Wharf Rd
DA12 2RU


Monday – Friday
06:30am - 16:30pm

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