Whether it’s choosing where to sit (top deck at the front is their favourite!), waving at people as they go by, or possibly because our bus stop is outside the sweet shop and they normally manage to get a visit there out of me while we wait for the bus!
I also love going on the bus myself.
There’s no stress about where to park, whether I’ve got change for parking or if it will it accept my card, there’s no worries about driving and getting lost and, currently, actually getting anywhere with the awful traffic in Hull city centre!
We often get the bus into Hull city centre if we have family or friends here; it adds another bit of excitement to the day out and it means we are all together and not split across a few cars. The other major bonus is that if we get the bus and happen to end up on the marina, both me and my husband can have a drink while the kids have an ice cream, no arguing about who is designated driver!
My mum likes taking my daughter on the bus for a nanna day out.
Although we use the bus to go into Hull regularly, we haven’t thought of using the bus for any other trips. East Yorkshire buses got in touch and told me about some other places they travel to, ideal for making longer journeys and to enjoy some of our local days out as they open up again.
Ideas for Days Out on the Bus
Moors Explorer: travel from Hull or Beverley up to the North York Moors. Runs on selected summer Sundays and Bank Holidays. More info here.
Beachcomber open toppers: open top bus rides, Bridlington to Flamborough and around Scarborough. More info here.
EastRider X46 & 45: If you want a day out in York, travel from Hull to Beverley to York (also Bridlington to York), and with fancy new buses that you can take your bikes on!). More info here.
Beach days! If you fancy a day at the coast, there are various options:
Service 121: Travel up to the coast on this service from Hull to Beverley to Driffield to Bridlington. More info here.
Service 240/246: Head to Hornsea for a beach day, Hull to Beverley (246 only) to Hornsea. More info here.
EastRider X7/75: This service takes you to Withernsea, Hull to Hedon to Withernsea. More info here.
East Yorkshire’s buses are here for you, to help you get to the places you want to be back at! Their buses are back to full timetables across the region. Lots of safety measures have been put in place, including enhanced cleaning and regular disinfectant ‘fogging’ of buses. It’s easy to keep safe when you travel, just follow the same measures you’d take when visiting the supermarket – aim for quiet times, wash/sanitise your hands, pay by contactless on the bus or on the East Yorkshire Buses app and wear a face covering. You can live-track your journey on the East Yorkshire website or app, where you can also see where your bus is on a map, how long it’ll take to get to the stop, see whether it’s a double decker or single decker, how busy it is, and even what colour it is!