Charity Number: 1106440

Company Limited By Guarantee: 04374810

BATS is proud to be a member of the Community Transport Association UK (CTA UK) and the Federation of Small Businesses.

Hop 'n' Shop Bus

The Hop 'n' Shop is a bus service operated by BATS which serves to provide members with access to local supermarkets, shops, markets and occasional out-of-borough trips on selected days. It is available to all members.

Members are picked-up and dropped-off as close to their home as is possible. It is also possible to book, in advance, a volunteer shopper to help members with shopping and carrying of bags.

Members can book a place on the Hop 'n' Shop bus by telephone from the monthly itinerary sent to them which offers trips to shopping centres, markets and supermarkets on a first come first served basis.


The service operates at the following times and days:

Day Running Times
Monday* 9.30am - 2.30pm
Tuesday* 9am - 4pm
Wednesday 9.30am - 1.30pm
Thursday* 9.30am - 2.30pm
Friday 9.30am - 1.30pm

* Please note that on these days, the service may not run due to low demand.


A single fare on the Hop 'n' Shop bus is £2.00.

You cannot purchase tickets from the driver.

Tickets are available for purchase from the BATS office, where members are able to buy books of tickets at a cost of £20.00 (10 tickets).


This service is supported and funded, in part, by Bexley Council.


For specific information about the Hop 'n' Shop service, please e-mail or call (01322) 311333.

You are also welcome to make a direct enquiry, or provide feedback, using our contact page.

Contact Us! »

This website does not make use of Cookies. Anonymised visitor information is recorded, for website performance and visit analysis.