Lilbourne Parish Council owns and runs a minibus, which seats 16 passengers.  The vehicle does not currently have wheel-chair access. It takes primary-school children to and from Yelvertoft each school day, carries passengers into Rugby on a service run two or three times a week, and is available (with one of our drivers) for private hire. All drivers are qualified through MiDAS (Minibus Drivers Awareness Scheme) and all except the school-run driver are volunteers.  Lilbourne was one of the first villages in the country to run a community minibus. We began in 1976 - and one of our original drivers still drives the bus today!                               

Service runs:

(Yelvertoft) Lilbourne >Rugby >Lilbourne (Yelvertoft)                                                      Yelvertoft passengers are collected opposite the school after the school run, and those holding concessionary passes pay a small annual sum to cover their journey from Yelvertoft to Lilbourne as this is before 9.30a.m. Please note that on Saturdays and during school holidays the Yelvertoft pick-up must be arranged in advance by contacting the bus adminstrator (see below) or           Mary Smith, the service-run rota organiser, 01788 860264.

  • Every Wednesday and Friday, and on the first and third Saturdays of the month.
  • 9.30 from The Green, Lilbourne, dropping off at various points in Rugby.  
  • 12.00 return from town, picking up outside Peacocks (opposite the Clock Tower).
  • £2.00 single adult fare from Lilbourne; £3.00 from Yelvertoft.
  • School-age passengers £1.00 single fare, or £1.50 from Yelvertoft
  • No charge for those with concessionary passes (this does not apply to private hire.)
  • On Saturday runs only,  the bus goes through to the shops at JunctionOne & Elliott's Field on request, after the drop-off in town, and picks passengers up after picking up in town. There is no extra charge for this.
  • Lilbourne to Yelvertoft return£1.00 (pick-up at the corner of Station Rd / Yelvertost Rd as bus returns from town.)
  • We usually do our best to drop off passengers close to their homes, but this is at the driver's discretion; otherwise passengers will get off the bus where they boarded it.

Bus Administrator:

Mrs Faye Howells-Palin,  07737 377825/  01788 860736     lilbourneminibus@gmail.com

Private hire bookings are made through Faye.