Hop ‘n’ Shop Bus

Hop 'n' Shop Bus service - Bexley Accessible Transport Scheme (BATS)

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:

DayRunning Times
Monday*9.30am – 1.30pm
Tuesday*9.30am – 1.30pm
Wednesday9.30am – 1.30pm
Thursday*9.30am – 1.30pm
Friday9.30am – 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).


For specific information about Hop ‘n’ Shop Bus, please e-mail: enquiries@bexleyct.co.uk or give us a call on (01322) 311333.

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

“BATS Hop ‘n’ Shop is a very important part of the community, because it’s so convenient and people from all over the borough come and it’s nice meeting up and having a chat and a drink  afterwards .The drivers are brilliant!”

Rosemary White –  Hop ‘n’ shopper 
BATS Hop 'n' Shop service feedback