Who are we?

Whitbread Wanderbus is a not for profit organisation setup more than 20 years ago to provide weekday scheduled bus services for the general public in and around the villages centred on Shefford, taking them to and from local shops and libraries. We serve destinations such as Stevenage, Stotfold, Hitchin and Letchworth, as well as larger shopping centres in Bedford, Welwyn Garden City and Milton Keynes.

It is run entirely by volunteers and any surpluses are re-invested in our buses.

The purchase of the latest bus in 2010 was aided by grants from:

  • The Bedford and Luton Community Foundation’s Grass Roots fund
  • The Bedford Rural Transport Partnership
  • The Major Simon Whitbread Charitable Trust
  • The Gale Charitable Trust
  • Biggleswade and Sandy Lions and other charitable groups.

We are also supported in the operation of our services by grants from several Parish and District Councils.

The Wanderbus is available most evenings and weekends for private hire with or without our driver by community groups and associations.

Who benefits from our services?

All of our routes are registered and are therefore open to the general public although the majority of our passengers are Pass Holders. Our routes serve some areas of social housing, remote areas and others with poor transport links. The services are designed so that our passengers can be dropped off as near to their homes as is practical. Drivers also endeavour to assist elderly alighting passengers with their bags. We feel that the Wanderbus provides an essential service in providing the elderly, disadvantaged and rural communities with way to get out and enjoy local and regional amenities.

Get in touch
Telephone 0300 123 3023 Email info@wanderbus.org.uk