MiniBus Pick-up Times, Bookings, Enquiries and Hire

DfT Community Minibus Fund - New Minibus
New (2016) Minibus from the DfT Community Minibus Fund

Due to uneconomical numbers so far, regretfully the minibus is NOT running for the pre-season friendly matches.
Normal service will resume for the NLN season starting with the match v Gateshead on Saturday 14th August.

The minibus will be cleaned before and after each use - especially those areas which receive the most regular contact. We ask users to please:

  • be considerate to our drivers and other passengers
  • consider wearing face covering if possible
  • arrive with cleaned hands
  • have contactless payment or the correct amount ready
  • adhere to Government guidance re covid precautions

Contactless payment preferred, please have your card or NFC capable smartphone ready - please be patient. Please have the correct cash amount in case card not accepted or you don't have one - there will be little or no change available.

Saturday and Mid-Week Home Runs – click here or scroll down for times etc.

Away Trips: See side panel calendar – click here or scroll down for Ts & Cs and general details


Help us run the MiniBus AND promote your business or organisation:

We have sponsors’ advert space available on the front, sides, back and even roof for very good rates.
The MiniBus is a moving billboard, regularly seen around town and further afield.
Contact us if you’re interested or download our proposal.

Volunteer drivers wanted

Help spread the load – you just need to be a Trust member, aged 25-70, with a clean car license of two years or more and no medical restrictions – full details here, please contact us if you’re interested.

The MiniBus is available for hire by associated groups – more info here.


 Home Runs: for Saturday and Mid-Week matches

Due to uneconomical numbers so far, regretfully the minibus is NOT running for the pre-season friendly matches.
Normal service will resume for the NLN season starting with the match v Gateshead on Saturday 14th August.

The minibus will be cleaned before and after each use - especially those areas which receive the most regular contact. We ask users to please:

  • be considerate to our drivers and other passengers
  • consider wearing face covering if possible
  • arrive with cleaned hands
  • have contactless payment or the correct amount ready
  • adhere to Government guidance re covid precautions

Contactless payment preferred, please have your card or NFC capable smartphone ready - please be patient. Please have the correct cash amount in case card not accepted or you don't have one - there will be little or no change available.

*Times are approximate, please allow for the bus to be a few minutes early or late.
The minibus will wait for the stated time at Emscote Road (opp Elephant & Castle) and Leamington Station.

Stop Where Saturday Mid-Week
A Rugby Tavern (bus stop opp) 01:50 06:50
B Cubbington Road (Tesco layby bus stop) 01:51 06:51
C Lillington Ave / Arlington Ave 01:52 06:52
D Milverton: Rugby Rd old Binswood Tavern 01:54 06:54
E Milverton: Rubgy Rd Fat Pug / shops 01:55 06:55
F Milverton: Rugby Rd opp Vauxhall
01:56 06:56
H Emscote Rd / opp Elephant & Castle 02:00 07:00
I Emscote Rd / opp Lord Nelson 02:01 07:01
J St.Johns (bus stop opp shops) 02:05 07:05
K Banbury Rd / St Nicholas Park 02:08 07:08
L Myton Rd / Brittain Lane 02:10 07:10
M Old Warwick Rd / Morrisons 02:12 07:12
N Leamington Railway Station (across car park and up steps to bus stop on Old Warwick Rd) 02:15 07:15
O Tachbrook Rd / Bury Rd 02:17 07:17
P Tachbrook Rd / Charlotte St 02:18 07:18
Q Tachbrook Rd / Windmill Inn 02:19 07:19
R Tachbrook Rd / Heathcote 02:20 07:20
S Tachbrook Rd / Othello Ave 02:21 07:21
T New Windmill Ground 02:25 07:25

The MiniBus has 16 passenger seats (or 12 plus one wheelchair passenger by prior arrangement***) – we don’t take bookings for Home Runs, it will be first come first served. If full outbound we will return for an additional short run from the Station/Tachbrook Road.

***Please call well in advance as we have to remove and store four seats to accommodate the wheelchair.

The cost will be £2 outbound / £1 return for Trust members and £2 each way for non-members.* Special deal for kids - u16s: 50p each way for Junior Trust members and £1 each way for non-members.



Away Trips

Due to uneconomical numbers so far, regretfully the minibus is NOT running for the pre-season friendly matches.
Normal service will resume for the NLN season starting with the match v Gateshead on Saturday 14th August.
  • Paid-up Trust Members take priority, the MiniBus has 16 passenger seats (or 12 plus one wheelchair passenger).
  • Non-Members pay a temp. assoc. member fee, only valid for the trip. No other rights.
  • The suggested donation, which varies according to distance, goes towards fuel, overheads and running costs.
  • We’ll contact you by email/phone to confirm any changes to pick-up place and time.
  • We’ll contact you if the trip is full or cancelled.
  • If you cannot make it please let us know as soon as possible so we can cancel your booking and make it available to someone else.
  • Un-notified no-shows are inconsiderate to others – sanctions/forfeits may be applied!
  • You agree to be bound by our Passenger Rules – our Driver/Rep’s decision is final.
  • We can accomodate one wheelchair user – please call well in advance as we have to remove and store four seats – if not already booked.
  • The minibus will only call at pick-ups with bookings, so please book on – don’t just turn up and expect it to be there.

If in doubt contact us via the Enquiry Form below or call 01926 671 412.


Passenger Rules

    • No Standing in the bus.
    • No Booze in the bus.
    • No Smoking or Vaping in the bus.
    • No Abuse**
    • No Violence**
    • No Flares or Fireworks**
    • Our Trust Rep’s decision is final.
    • If you break a rule you may be required to get off and make your own way without a refund.
  • If you don’t agree don’t book or get on.

**These rules apply for the whole trip, not just in the bus.


* Although we are not allowed to carry the general public our permit allows us to provide a service to Brakes Trust members, associated groups and individuals on a not-for-profit basis. The extra amount for non-members is a “temporary associate member fee”.
The minibus will be run in accordance with the law, permits and insurance restrictions.


Booking Enquiry Form

Please use the Event Registration for bookings and this form just for enquiries.

* indicates required field

Alternatively call Nick Rogers on 01926 671 412.


The MiniBus is available for hire by associated groups – more info here.

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