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Coach Hire and Minibus Hire in Southend On Sea

Southend-on-Sea is known far and wide for its freshly caught fish and chips, delicious oysters, array of locally sourced cheeses and, of course, the iconic pier that stretches more than a mile out to sea. But what else does this charming coastal setting have to offer?

St Mary’s Church displays a number of striking Saxon features for those who like their history, while the High Street is the place to go for locally made crafts and big-name brands. Saxon Hall remains a popular venue for corporate events, weddings and other grand occasions, whereas Rollacity is the place to go if you need some corporate team building ideas.

The Roslin Hotel has quite the reputation for providing a fine dining experience for large groups, and the likes of Buddha Belly Thai and Ricardo’s Kitchen are well worth a look too. End your evening in style at Cliffs Pavilion with some live music or comedy and you’ll get a real taste of what Southend-on-Sea is all about.

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Why choose coach hire in Southend On Sea?

Taking a big group to Southend-on-Sea for the day can involve a large amount of coordination in terms of parking and arrival times if you’re to make the most of your day. Alternatively, you can take the stress-free approach and use SMC Coach Hire's standard or luxury services.

Quick and easy arrival at the waterfront — a place where parking is too often too expensive — will ensure you get into Adventure Island theme park without delay. Perfect when you want to make the most of your time walking along the beach, strolling down the pier, and tasting local delicacies in many of the waterfront pubs and eateries. Whether you sample the oysters, some local Childwickbury goat's milk cheese, or some beautifully creamy St. Jude soft cheese is up to you.

Hiring a minibus in Southend On Sea

SMC’s minibus hire services to Southend-on-Sea are ideal if you want to take a smaller group of 19 passengers or less to enjoy the historic sites. At the top of our list is the Grade I listed Priory which is proudly known as the oldest occupied building in Southend. Over the years it has served as a private dwelling, community space, museum, and even a monastery. By taking a minibus from your front door directly to the destination, you can rest easy knowing you made the right decision. 

If you’re travelling further afield, London Southend Airport offers several international flight routes. Alternatively, SMC’s minibus hire service can easily take you to any major London airport, all of which lie within 50 miles of the centre of Southend-on-Sea. Simply let your driver for the day worry about the traffic and all you’ll have to do is sit back and get excited about your trip.

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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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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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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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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."

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