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Coach Hire and Minibus Hire in Darlington

Darlington lies just 20 miles south of Durham and offers a wide range of local attractions, convenient transport links and rolling surrounding countryside. The Forum Music Studios offer a great schedule of live music, while the Darlington Masonic Hall and Darlington Room Hire are both ideal for weddings and corporate functions.

Raby Castle, the Darlington Hippodrome and, of course, Thornton Hall Gardens each offer a little something different, whether it be history, entertainment or a relaxing walk immersed in nature. Take your pick and build your personal itinerary for the day and you’ll remember your trip to Darlington for many years to come.

If you want a real family friendly attraction that offers entertainment for all ages, don’t forget to take a closer look at Walworth Birds of Prey and the very popular Head of Steam. With SMC Coach Hire by your side, you’ll be able to make it to and from all these venues with ease.

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Why choose coach hire in Darlington?

SMC Coach Hire's standard and premium services are perfectly suited to taking large groups to South Park and Stanhope Park when you want to stretch your legs and breathe in the fresh air. There’s also the option of group excursions to the Cornmill Shopping Centre and Queen Street Shopping Centre when it’s time to treat yourself, shop for gifts, or a little bit of both.

Taking your time and enjoying the day is what booking with SMC Coach Hire is all about. Your driver will make use of their local knowledge and all the nearby group drop off points to ensure you spend as much time as possible at the places you want to be. Perfect when you want to effortlessly sidestep the delays and waiting times that are the hallmarks of public transport in this part of the country.

Hiring a minibus in Darlington

SMC’s minibus hire services can take smaller groups to nearby the nearby cathedral city of Durham. The 20-mile journey can be completed in as little as 30 minutes with good traffic, making minibus hire a far more cost-effective alternative to the unreliable train and bus networks. Plus because you’ll have booked with SMC, your minibus might have more leg room and space to stretch out. Time for a bite to eat before you make the journey home?

Your driver can take you to any of the local eateries that have created such a thriving culinary scene. Top of the list for many is SALT - Street Food Kitchen & Bar, so why not take a closer look as you plan out your day. Enjoy!

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SMC Coach Hire understand the importance of time management. Whether you're embarking on an important business trip or simply exploring a new destination, you can rely on us to ensure that you reach your destination on time, every time.



Your safety is our top priority. The coaches we use undergo regular maintenance and adhere to strict safety standards. Additionally, all of the drivers we use are trained professionals who prioritize the well-being of passengers throughout the journey.


Customized Solutions

Every group is unique, and we tailor our services to meet your specific requirements. Whether you need transportation for a day trip or an extended tour, we work closely with you to create a customized itinerary that suits your preferences and budget.


Year-Round Transport

Whether it's a wedding in the spring or a holiday getaway in the winter, our flexible booking option lets you have the freedom to choose a date within the year that can make the planning process for your transport more convenient and stress-free.


Competitive Pricing

We believe that quality coach hire should be good value for money. Our transport services will ensure that you receive excellent value for your investment. We offer a fair and competitive rate for all occasions.



Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. A selection of coaches we use are equipped with modern amenities, including comfortable seating, air conditioning, ample legroom, and onboard entertainment options, ensuring a pleasant and enjoyable journey.

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Providing comfortable, affordable transport solutions for all occasions.


Airport Transfers

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Our Vehicles

We understand the importance of a smooth and stress-free journey. We make sure that all of the vehicles we use are well-maintained and are driven by highly skilled drivers, we always for every passenger to have a comfortable and enjoyable experience with SMC. From small minibuses to luxurious executive coaches, we have a wide range of vehicles to accommodate groups of any size.


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Having the touch above everything else


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Getting you from A-B with everything you need


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Why choose SMC Coach Hire?

With over 10 years of experience in the private hire industry, it's our commitment to customer satisfaction that sets us apart (and what keeps us going).

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Coach Hire Reviews

Heather O'Donnell

"Our driver Andrew was brilliant, he rang to tell me that he would be a few minutes late due to a traffic accident, as we were travelling to Norfolk on a pilgrimage."

Dawn Monagham

"All the staff at the office were very efficient came back with information very promptly Kevin our lovely driver was a joy to travel with I would highly recommend this company."

Sam Bennett

"SMC provided a great, friendly service. They arrived in plenty of time...We highly recommend them and will be using them again in the future. Thank you!"

Neil B

"Very quick responses to questions throughout, great advice when talking about the logistics of the trips needed and faultless service from the driver throughout the event. Totally put my mind at ease to let me focus on getting our daughter married."

Jon Barrett

"I used SMC Coach Hire for the first time this year. I was delighted with every element of their service. All in all excellent service and I will be using them for all my coach needs from hereonin."

Charlie Henson

"We used SMC to transport guests from the church to the reception at our wedding. They were brilliant throughout. Very helpful staff with a difficult location and all went well on the day. Highly recommend."

Robert Kay

"Would use this Company again, they were on time for drop off and collection and driver was very nice and helpful, and his driving was very good and we felt very safe not the same with other companies. Thank you."

Lonsdale Salisbury

"Easy to request booking.Good communication, Leading up to travel, day before travel and on day of travel. Easy to contact with changes to flight time. Accommodated changes. Arrived on time. Friendly driver. Overall very good experience. Would recommend."

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