Male bus driver greets mother pushing baby in pram onto bus.

Bus and Coach Driver

Bus and Coach Drivers drive buses and coaches to transport passengers over established and special routes.

Overview

Bus and Coach Drivers drive buses and coaches to transport passengers over established and special routes.

Day-to-day

  • stopping at set locations to pick up and set down passengers
  • opening and closing doors before and after passengers board or alight
  • controlling lighting, heating and ventilation on buses
  • collecting fares and giving change and tickets, and monitoring electronic entry
  • advising passengers on destinations
  • maintaining conduct of passengers
  • may use public address systems to provide information and tour commentaries for passengers
  • may assist coach passengers with baggage and accommodation bookings
  • may maintain, service and clean coaches.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
info-icon
$1,397 / week
info-icon
info-icon
Moderate
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Bus and Coach Driver

Skills

info-icon

Top skills employers are looking for:

Careers to explore