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Hire a bus with a Driver in the UK: Compare Offers and Save!

Hiring a coach can be a complicated affair. After all, there is a large number of companies offering different prices and services. CheckMyBus makes it easier: compare coach rental company profiles in the UK at a glance and save a lot of time!

Bus Hire Companies with National Coverage in the UK

From Cardiff to London or from Manchester to Glasgow - it's no problem with the large national bus rental companies. Meanwhile, individual providers such as GOGO Charters or VIP Coach Hire have established themselves on the market in the United Kingdom. There you can get any bus, perfectly tailored to your needs. Whether with a luxury liner or a minivan, with the nationwide offer of our partners you and your group will always reach your destination safely!

GOGO Charters GOGO Charters
  • » Up to 56 seats
  • » Serves 16 cities across the UK
  • » Customer service available 24/6

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VIP Coach Hire VIP Coach Hire
  • » 16 to 24 seats
  • » On-board wi-fi
  • » Fully fitted kitchen

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Regional Bus Hire Companies in the UK

In addition to large companies that offer national coverage, with multiple locations around the country, there are many rental providers that offer services at the regional level. Including companies based near the departure point of your trip in your search will not only increase your chances of finding a suitable connection, but could also help you save some money.


DNH Travel DNH Travel
  • Manchester
  • » Up to 72 seats
  • » Travel within UK or Europe
  • » Standard or Executive options

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Hays Coaches Hays Coaches
  • Central Scotland
  • » Real Time Tracking
  • » Drivers and Staff are members of PVG
  • » Airport Transfer

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Ava coach Ava coach
  • Leyland
  • » 16 to 70 seats
  • » Customised services
  • » Luxurious interiors

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Anderson Travel Anderson Travel
  • Greater London
  • » 8 to 57 seats
  • » CoachMarque approval
  • » On-board CCTV

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United Minibuses and Coaches United Minibuses and Coaches
  • Southeast England
  • » Up to 57 seats
  • » Instant free quote
  • » Live tracking of vehicles

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Bryant Travel Bryant Travel
  • Southern England
  • » Up to 49 seats
  • » Extra luggage space
  • » Airport Transfer

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Scotland and Bates Scotland and Bates
  • Kent
  • » 29 to 53 seats
  • » Four coach classes
  • » 70 years of experience

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What is the Coach Hire Suitable For?

Having your own bus rental and driver allows for a lot of flexibility. You can decide for yourself where to pick up the travellers, and are not tied to fixed timetables, so spontaneous changes in your itinerary are usually no problem. For example, if you would like a small city tour at the destination, you only need to let your driver know. With our partners you will find the right bus for your needs. Whether it's an excursion, class trip, ski trip, event trip or city tour: Just ask for a free quote and receive a non-binding offer directly!

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Coach Hire in the UK: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When is it worthwhile to hire a coach?

Of course, you can also rent multiple tickets for a scheduled bus ride, but especially for larger groups, charter buses offer clear advantages. Whoever is organising a group trip will typically ask the following question: From how many people is it worthwhile to rent an entire bus? We assume that starting from about 30 travellers, it is worthwhile to consider a coach charter service. This figure cannot be completely generalised; in some cases, travelling in a specially hired mini or mid-sized bus can already be worthwhile for fewer people. However, either way, it always pays to compare!

How can I rent a coach?

On CheckMyBus you will find an overview of selected coach companies that offer both national and regional trips. Compare the prices and amenities of each provider and request an individual quote. Simply click on one of the providers logos and you will be redirected straight to the inquiry forms of each provider, where all you have to do is enter your travel dates. Of course, you can inquire with several providers and get an overview of who is best for your trip. In the end, there is only one thing left to do: book your group trip directly with the bus company.

How far in advance should the reservation be made?

Although an increasing number of companies have reserved vehicles and drivers for the most urgent cases, the general rule is that the sooner you start planning, the greater the variety of offers you’ll have. This will also influence the price, which could be higher if booked at the last moment, or if it’s a time of high demand.

Can you rent buses without a driver?

Although you can also hire a bus without a driver with some providers, this is generally not recommended. Bear in mind that there may be insurance-related problems on a case by case basis. We therefore recommend always renting a coach with driver, so you can relax and enjoy your trip!

Do the rental buses have seat belts in each seat?

All vehicles have seat belts in each of the seats and its use is mandatory for any bus ride, however short it may be. This applies to small and mid-size buses as well, and not wearing your seatbelt can result in having to pay a fine. Your bus driver should also remind you to wear your seatbelt at the beginning of the journey.

Are the rental buses equipped with child seats?

Unlike private cars, rental coaches do not require the use of child safety seats. In addition, since most buses still have two-point safety belts, it would not be possible to install them correctly either. We therefore recommend that you inquire with the supplier of your choice to find out which seat belt system is used and whether the company provides child seats or if you need to bring your own. If you cannot bring one, then it is safest for the child to travel in their seat with the seatbelt correctly fastened, or if the child is too small to sit, he or she will have to travel in the arms of an adult for the duration of the trip.

Are the rental buses adapted for wheelchair passengers?

Practically all companies have vehicles adapted for passengers in wheelchairs. While not all have a 100% adapted fleet, it should not be difficult to find. In case you need one of these services, do not forget to communicate this during the budget request so that they can check the specific availability for your travel dates.

Can I travel with my pet on the rented coach?

Current transport regulations only allow the transport of guide dogs inside the bus room where passengers travel. Those companies that allow the transport of pets, require them to travel in the luggage hold in an approved carrier and are fully under the responsibility of the passenger.

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