Dear passengers, please wash your hands regularly, stay safe and follow advice from the government.
We will be running additional school buses to Manningtree High School from Harwich, Colchester and surrounding areas. Please check our website for times.
All passengers need to wear a face covering on board our buses unless you are exempt.
Essex Concessionary bus passes will only be valid after 9am Monday’s-Fridays from 1st September bus still valid all day on Saturdays
118 Harwich to Ramsey. We will be operating an additional ‘school bus only’ on the am and pm trips until October half term. Please board the correct bus.
81 Dedham-Colchester. We will be operating an additional ‘school bus only’ On the 0728 from Dedham and the 1600 from Norway way schools. This additional bus will only be for school and college children until October half term. Please board the correct bus.

Bus & Coach Private Hire

Bus & Coach Private Hire

Contract Work

Contract Work

Bus Routes & Timetables

Bus Routes & Timetables

Panther Travel – Coach, Bus & Minibus Hire Across Essex

Panther Travel was established in 2009 with two vehicles. Over the past 10 years we have grown and now have in excess of 20 buses and coaches ranging from 16 seater minibuses to 57 seat coaches and double deckers with 87 coach seats. Some have air conditioning and toilets.

Our services include:

  • Bus and Coach private hire
  • Contract work
  • Cruise Ship and Airport transfers
  • Wedding coaches

  • School trips
  • Regular bus services
  • Emergency on demand work

Our Head Office is at Harwich but we also have an operating centre in Colchester.

All our buses and coaches are maintained in our own well equipped workshops to very high standards.

We are a members of the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) an organisation that represents bus and coach operators.

School Timetables

Bus Timetables & Ticket Prices

Below are our bus timetables (PDF) some of which are operated on behalf of Essex County Council. Click to download to your device.