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School coach hire and minibus hire

Hiring a coach or minibus for a school trip or higher education trip offers a wide range of benefits that cater to both the safety and convenience of students and teachers.

Most importantly, it provides a secure and supervised mode of transportation, ensuring that students are all together and under the care of responsible adults during the journey.

SMC Coach Hire have a wide range of vehicles that are equipped with safety features and maintained to high standards, making them a reliable option for travelling with students. Additionally, the spacious and comfortable seating on board allows students to travel in comfort, reducing the chances of restlessness during long trips. With vehicles ranging from 8 to 75 seats there is a vehicle for all group sizes and luggage requirements. Professional drivers are experienced in navigating various routes, freeing teachers from the stress of driving and allowing them to focus on providing educational guidance. 

Choosing to hire a coach or minibus also simplifies logistics, making it easier to coordinate travel for larger groups, and ensures punctuality by reducing the risk of delays. In summary, hiring a coach or minibus for a school trip not only enhances the safety and comfort of students but also eases the planning and execution of educational outings, contributing to a more enjoyable and efficient learning experience.

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Coach Hire and Minibus Hire Vehicles

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.  We have vehicles ranging from 8 to 75 seats to accommodate groups of any size.

Luxury coach

Luxury & VIP Coach

For those extra special occasions. 

Standard minibus

Standard Minibus

Getting you from A-B with everything you need

Accessible minibus

Accessible Minibus

Ask us about your accessible vehicles

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Our operators 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 operators 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.

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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