Coventry service changes from 15th April 2023

Stagecoach have announced timetable changes for some of their routes in the Coventry area, including a new partnership with Arriva in Leicester. Changes will be effective from Saturday 15th April 2023.

New route 148 between Coventry and Leicester

Route 48L (Nuneaton to Leicester) and route 48C (Coventry to Nuneaton) will become a single route numbered 148.

As part of the Warwickshire Enhanced Bus Partnership we’ve worked with Arriva to introduce a simpler, more coordinated, more reliable timetable for buses between Nuneaton, Hinckley and Leicester. Together, routes 148 (formerly 48L) and 158 will give a bus every 15 minutes between Nuneaton and Leicester Monday to Saturday daytimes, and up to every 30 minutes evenings and Sundays.

In Leicester both routes will now call at St Margaret’s Bus Station rather than Haymarket Bus Station, as well as stopping at Causeway Lane (for Highcross Shopping Centre) and St Nicholas Circle (for Jubilee Square and the High Street).

You’ll be able to use any valid Stagecoach ticket for travel on Arriva route 158, and we will accept Arriva tickets on the 148 between Nuneaton and Leicester. Unfortunately, StudyRider & term tickets are excluded.

Leicester Flexi tickets continue to be accepted across both bus companies as normal within the Leicester Flexi area.

You will see changes to the timetable between Coventry and Nuneaton but no change in frequency – buses will connect Coventry and Leicester every 30 minutes.

You can view the complete timetable showing both routes 148 and 158 here


Service 55 will be withdrawn. The section between Coventry, Ash Green and Bedworth will be covered by routes 56 and 56B providing a 20 minute service (56 will serve Dark Lane and 56B Anderton Road).

Passengers travelling from Coventry or Bedworth to Nuneaton should use routes 148 or 56.

Passengers travelling from Ash Green to Nuneaton can use route 56 or take the 56B and change in Bedworth to route 148.

If you are travelling to George Eliot Hospital from Nuneaton you should catch route 1 / 2. If you are travelling from Bedworth catch route 148 and change buses to route 2 at Hilltop Post Office on Coventry Road (route 2 runs every 30 minutes). Jump on route 1 on the way back and change at the same area. Or if you prefer it’s approximately a 15-minute walk from Hilltop Post Office to George Eliot Hospital.

New timetable coming soon

Service 86

Will no longer serve Walsgrave Hospital and the Monday to Saturday timetable will change. Click HERE for new timetable.

Route 20A

Following a tender we are pleased to introduce our new 20A service between Coventry Trinity Street and University Hospital via Foleshill Old Church Road and Bell Green Old Church Road

Click here for the timetable

Route 7

Service 7 between Coventry and Brownshill Green will depart from Bay G in Pool Meadow bus station.

Please click here for the timetable


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