Stride & Ride is a commuter bus service that runs from Sainsbury’s/Thorley Shopping Centre directly to Bishop’s Stortford Train Station during the morning and vice versa during the evenings from Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).

Passengers who have purchased their weekly tickets in advance will be collected from the bus stop at the back of Sainsbury’s/Thorley Shopping Centre, Friedburg Avenue, Thorley Park. There will be no further stops until the bus reaches The Three Tuns PH Bus Stop which is close to the back of Bishop’s Stortford Train Station.

During the evenings passengers will be collected from the front of Bishop's Stortford Train Station at Bus Interchange Stop E and returned to the rear of Sainsbury's/Thorley Shopping Centre.

You can book a weekly seat on a morning departure at 06:30, 06:50, 07:09, 07:30 or 07:49. During the evenings you may take any of the departures from the Train Station at 17:50, 18:15, 18:35, 18:55, 19:15, 19:35 and 19:50 (space permitting). If a train is delayed and imminent in the evening the bus will wait beyond the scheduled departure time if feasible.

Tickets should be purchased in advance by Wednesday the week preceding travel.

Tickets are now available here!


The Stride & Ride service is provided by Bishop's Stortford Town Council and supported by East Herts Council.

If you need to contact us about this service you can e-mail