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Coach Hire and Minibus Hire in Gateshead

One of the jewels of the North is ready and waiting to welcome your group with open arms and extend the warm welcome its known for.

Trinity Square and the Metrocentre are the places to go for shopping, while the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and the iconic Gateshead Millennium Bridge are all about culture and architecture.

Gateshead also offers a wide array of open green spaces that allow you to stretch your legs and take in some fresh air. Top of the list you’ll find Watergate Forest Park, Kells Lane and Saltwell, each of which offer something different and can be added to your travel plans for the day with ease.

Simply tell us where you want to go and we’ll make sure you have all the time in the world to visit any of these group destinations in Gateshead.

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Why choose coach hire in Gateshead?

SMC Coach Hire can help you get to and from St Alban’s Centre for corporate events, allowing you to find a stress-free solution to cost-effective group travel. Your driver for the day will easily take care of the logistics around pick up and drop off from multiple locations, allowing you to enjoy the day and ensure everything runs smoothly.

SMC's drivers can also take you to and from Newcastle International for any international flight you need to catch. If you opt for one of our premium vehicles, you could find ample luggage storage, spacious seats, and full climate control which will ensure you have a truly relaxing start to even the longest of journeys. Ideal when you want to get to Departures on time and in style.

Hiring a minibus in Gateshead

At SMC Coach Hire, we are also well-equipped to assist with your minibus hire needs. While coaches are tailored for larger groups, minibusses are ideally suited for smaller groups, typically numbering below 19 individuals. SMC's minibus hire service is the convenient way to get to the many eateries in Trinity Square with ease. By having the flexibility and convenience of your own vehicle without having to battle through the traffic, you’ll be able to enjoy your day trip like never before.

SMC works by making sure you have everything you need to enjoy each item on your schedule without ever having to feel rushed. Skilled drivers combine local knowledge and a passion for customer service, providing you with a cost-effective group travel solution that’s all about enjoying your day and getting the most out of your time in Gateshead.

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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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Coach Hire and Minibus Hire for Every Occasion

Coach Hire & Minibus Hire Services

Providing comfortable, affordable transport solutions for all occasions.


Airport Transfers

Book a coach or minibus to get the whole group to the airport.

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Wedding Transport

Transport all of your friends and family to and from the venue.

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Sports Trips

Hire a coach or minibus to get the whole team to the game.

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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.


Luxury & VIP Vehicle

Having the touch above everything else


Standard Vehicle

Getting you from A-B with everything you need


Accessible Vehicles

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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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