1st Bus Stop

Service Updates

Service Updates
Watch this space for details of updates and changes to services

It appears that this new school year, the number of KCC travel-cards sold by KCC, reliant on these services far outweighs the number of seats available on many of our public services.
We always encourage passengers to have more than one travel option in place due to any unforeseen circumstances.

To try and help with the demand we have experienced for these 2 services, we will now be running a duplicate Nag 1 bus funded by KCC in the afternoon serving Gravesend Grammar, Mayfield Grammar and Northfleet Girls.

Due to the increased congestion on the road (new school traffic) and the disruption of major road closures, many of our routes are running behind scheduled timetable. Please be patient, our drivers are trying their best.

Routes no longer operated by 1st Bus Stop:
Route 111 (please contact KCC for more details)

Private Hire Specialists

Why Choose 1st Bus Stop?

1st Bus Stop are one of Kent’s finest 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

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 UK, and mainland Europe, 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

Mitchell Thurbin

Mitchell Thurbin

Managing Director

Mitchell has been a managing Director for the last 6 years and deals with all back office matters and the business growth.

John Thurbin

John Thurbin

Office and co-ordinator manager

John has been at the company for the last 3 years and deals with all day to day running of the business and would be the first point of contact.

Clifford Thurbin

Clifford Thurbin

Managing Director

Cliff started 1st bus stop 26 years ago and now still plays a vital part in keeping all the buses running smoothly along with our mechanical department and deals with any issues with services that arise.

1st Bus Stop

01474 326777

1st Bus Stop Limited

The Coachyard
Wharf Rd
DA12 2RU


Monday – Friday
6.00am – 5.00pm