Five Counties is our scenic connection between Nottingham, Melton Mowbray, Oakham and Peterborough. The route is perfect for those commuting to work, travelling to school, accessing their local health service or relaxing at the weekend.
Five Counties runs hourly from early morning to night seven days a week, with a special service between Nottingham and Melton on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Tickets can be bought from the driver when you board the bus or you can buy season tickets through our online shop here. If you're travelling every week on our five counties service our Pecorino smart card gives you great value unlimited Centrebus travel. It's perfect for five counties because it gives you the very best value fares.
Our five counties buses are brand new, with high back seats and deeper cushions to make journeys more comfortable. The buses have double glazing to make them quieter and the engines are cleaner and greener. Plus they have our snazzy new five counties branding to make them stand out at the bus stop!
All concessionary passes are accepted in accordance with scheme rules, please ensure you place your card on the reader as you board the bus.
There's loads of great things to see along the route and we've included some of our favourites below. Do you have a favourite place along the route? Is there somewhere we should tell everyone about? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet us and let us know.
Home to Robin Hood, world class events and leading shops, Nottingham is a great day out. Bag a bargain and get the latest big brand names at intu Nottingham Victoria Centre, or visit Hockley and delight at the hidden treasures. If you're feeling adventurous why not try ice skating at the Nottingham ice Arena, or travel back in time at Nottingham Castle. If you're into sport then Nottingham offers ice hockey as well as local rivals Nottingham Forest and Notts County who both sit along the five counties route.
Did you know Nottingham is home to the oldest pub in Britain? A trip to Nottingham wouldn't be complete without a visit to Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem. Or dig deep beneath the surface with City of Caves and explore caves that date back to the medieval period, all hidden underneath Broadmarsh Bus Station!
Take a trip to the world famous Trent Bridge to experience world class cricket, and afterwards enjoy a pint in the Trent Bridge Inn. Or if sport isn't your thing then take in a show at the Royal Concert Hall.
You can enjoy the challenging, enthralling experiences at Nottingham Contemporary, the midland's leading contemporary art space. It's free to enter and just a five minute walk from Broadmarsh Shopping Centre.
Our five counties service stops at Broadmarsh Bus Station in Nottingham at Bay 7. You can find out more about Nottingham's attractions here. We are unfortunately unable to serve Nottingham Train Station.
The rural food capital of England offers more than just delicious pork pies and red Leicester cheese. Melton's market held on Tuesdays and Thursdays lets you pick food straight from the farm. If you're looking to relax with a fantastic cup of coffee and a slab of cake then visit one of the many great inidependent cafes in St. Marys Way. Melton is a great place to connect with our other Melton Mowbray services. You can even catch a play at Brooksby theatre!
Our five counties service stops in St Mary's Way when travelling to Nottingham and on Windsor Street when travelling to Peterborough.
Take a bike for a spin around Rutland Water or take it easy and enjoy an afternoon bird spotting and find out more about the thousands of species of wild birds that live at Rutland Water. Why not learn a new skill and try one of the many arts and crafts courses on offer, who knows you might be a wonder at willow weaving! You can discover so much more about the great things to do at Rutland Water by clicking here.
Grab the five counties service from the North Shore at Rutland water.
Packed with heritage, Oakham is a delightful English market town complete with is own bold castle. Find out more about the castle's unusual collections including its 200 horseshoes. Oakham is home to the beautiful market place, where you can feast on the finest local produce on Wednesday and Saturdays.
Take flight and visit the Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre, or find peace and quiet at Barnsdale Gardens. If you fancy yourself as a fisherman then why not try a Fly Fishing day trip at Rutland Water. You can also easily connect with other Centrebus services at Oakham bus station, where you can hop on our shorelink service and take in the beauty of Rutland Water.
Our five counties service uses John Street in Oakham.
Stamford is a beautiful historic market town. Burghley House is a majestic stately home and home to the burleigh horse trials, it is regarded by many as the finest Elizabethan house in England. Dating back to the 13th century, the striking All Saint's Church is open daily. Journey through time and explore the ancient history at the Stamford Museum or relax at Stamford Meadows. Every Saturday in Gaol Street plays host to the farmer's market and the fine cheeses are a particular favourite of the Centrebus team! Steeped in history there's loads to explore at Stamford.
To find out more about the attractions on offer in Stamford please click here. Catch five counties from stand 2 at Stamford Bus Station.
Sitting on the river Nene Peterborough is a vibrant city with lots to offer. With over 90 stores for shopping, drinking, dining and more Queengate Shppping Centre has something for all. Be sure to try the city market that envelops the city centre or for some real drama visit Peterborough's Key Theatre.
You could always take in the excitement at Peterborough arena, or take the kids to Ferry Meadows Country Park for a relaxing stroll around the countryside. Surely, the poshest thing to do on the five counties route is to take in a match at Peterborough football club.
Our five counties service uses stand 10 at Queensgate Bus Station.