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Coach Hire and Minibus Hire in Sunderland

Sunderland is a Northeastern powerhouse situated on the River Wear's mouth to the North Sea. Formerly known as the largest shipbuilding town in the world, the city is now something of a regional capital of culture, not to mention a popular destination for fans of live sport.

Paying a visit to the National Glass Centre, the Winter Gardens, and Sunderland Museum will provide a great introduction to the history and culture of the local area. If you’re looking for something else, the Greyhound Stadium, Barnes Park, Laser Quest and The North East Karting Centre are all great options for group activities that will be enjoyed by all ages.

When it’s time to eat, check out the likes of Mexico 70 and Asiana Fusion or head to the waterfront where you’ll find no shortage of contemporary fine dining and modern bistros to try out.

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Why choose coach hire in Sunderland?

SMC Coach Hire's service in Sunderland is the perfect way for large groups to explore the city and sample the local culture. The Fire Station near the waterfront is the place to go for live music, and your driver for the day will make sure parking and traffic are never an issue. Simply tell our team when and where you need to go when you book and we’ll take care of the rest without delay.

When it’s all about arriving in plenty of time without an ounce of stress, SMC Coach Hire is ideal for taking care of the 30-minute drive to Newcastle International Airport. Our luxury coaches can offer everything from comfort-fit seating and climate control to onboard WiFi. Perfect when you want to sit and relax as you and your travelling party get ready for the holiday of a lifetime or make the most of a long-awaited team bonding trip.

Hiring a minibus in Sunderland

SMC's minibus hire service gives you flexibility and options when travelling in a smaller group of 19 people or less.

The Bridges Shopping Centre is a popular destination with day trippers who want to shop big-name brands, explore local boutiques, and get to know Sunderland city centre. Thanks to the ability to offer multiple pick up and drop off options, we ensure you have complete freedom to plan your day however you wish.

SMC’s minibus hire service is also a popular choice with away fans travelling to the one and only Stadium of Light to take on the mighty Sunderland A.F.C. By making use of designated minibus parking on match day, your driver ensures you’ll be walking into the away end and the raucous reception that awaits without delay.

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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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