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Coach Hire and Minibus Hire in Ipswich

Ipswich is a vibrant and welcoming town in the heart of Suffolk that is proving increasingly popular for weddings, corporate gatherings and day trips. Christchurch Park and Holywells Park are both great options for picnics in the summer months, sometimes host live music, and offer great sightseeing opportunities all year round.

If you want to take the whole family or a school class on a trip that really gets everyone outdoors, Jimmy's Farm & Wildlife Park is another option well worth consideration. You can also set your competitive instinct free at Anglia Indoor Karting Centre and race wheel to wheel with everyone in your travelling party. 

Once it’s time to go and toast the winner, Ipswich Waterfront is the place to go thanks to its stunning settings like Bistro on the Quay and the elegant Salthouse Harbour Hotel. Your driver will be able to use their local knowledge so you cruise through the traffic and make use of the most convenient drop off points without any effort on your part. Just what you need to hear when you want a day to remember.

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Why choose coach hire in Ipswich?

Hiring Wherstead Park for weddings and corporate functions is becoming increasingly popular, and SMC Coach Hire are here to take you to and from your venue. We can offer multiple pick up and drop off locations, as well as completely flexible arrival times, all so your party never has to try and make their way there via taxi or public transport. Plus you’ll all be travelling together so you’ll be able to make the most of the cost savings that come with convenient group travel.

Because Ipswich is less than 70 miles northeast of London, you can use SMC Coach Hire’s standard or luxury services to reach any of the capital’s major international airports. Booking a timely, flexible and luxury service is the time-efficient way to get to Departures without having to concern yourself with traffic and congestion as you approach the terminal.

Hiring a minibus in Ipswich

SMC Coach Hire are fully prepared to cater to your minibus hire requirements. While coaches are ideally suited for larger groups, typically accommodating 50 or more passengers, our minibusses are the perfect choice for smaller groups, numbering below 20 individuals. SMC’s minibus hire services are often used to take smaller groups to Sailmakers Shopping Centre and the Buttermarket Centre. Your driver for the day will use their local knowledge and years of experience to secure you the most convenient pick up and drop off locations while you sit back and relax.

If you’re travelling for a big cup game and want to be there to see your heroes go through their warmup, choosing SMC's minibus hire service is the simple way to get you to Portman Road nice and early. At the final whistle there will be large crowds pushing their way to carparks and public transport which can often cause frustration and delays. The good news is that because you booked with SMC, you can beat the crowds and take your seat in style.

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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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Wedding Transport

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

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Sports Trips

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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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