01242 257 714
Visit us at 61 Clarence Street, Cheltenham, open Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm
Established in 1948, Marchants is a family owned bus & coach company based in the Regency Spa town of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
We're passionate about our clients & delivering the highest levels of customer service with a team of dedicated, friendly & committed professional drivers, operations staff, engineers & cleaners.
Our uniformed drivers have enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) certificates, receive ongoing training in customer service, vehicle safety & driving standards. They are highly experienced & friendly, making your trip a memorable experience for all the right reasons.
We operate a modern & stylish fleet which includes 7 to 57 seat coaches in both standard & executive specification & 31 to 74 seat wheelchair accessible single & double deck buses.
Most importantly, our fleet undergo rigorous 6 weekly inspections to ensure they are at MOT standards at all times at our Prestbury Road Depot by IRTEC trained & experienced engineers.
Through our fleet replacement programme we are constantly renewing & refurbishing our vehicles, which boast prestigious models from Mercedes-Benz, Scania & Volvo.
We'd love to quote for your private hire requirements & can provide quotes for:
Airport & seaport transfers
Educational trips & tours
Historical venues, museums & gardens days out etc.
Sporting events & concerts
Theatre & shopping trips
UK coach tours
Weddings & funerals
To contact us to discuss your private hire requirements, please Click Here.
Weve a great selection of day excursion to choose from including air festivals & displays, Coronation Street Tour, historic houses & cities, Harry Potter Studio Tour, musicals, shopping and everyones favourite a day out at the seaside .
You can board your Marchants day excursion from convenient boarding points located in:
*These bus stops are only available on selected Day Excursions.
Reserved seating is provided on all day trips we find most people generally like to be near the front, so the earlier you book the better choice of seats you have!
It's easy to to book, either online now or by any of the the following ways:
Call: 01242 257714 & speak to our friendly travel advisors
Visit: Marchants Travel Shop located at 61 Clarence Street, Cheltenham
Visit: Tourist Information Centres in Cirencester, Gloucester & Tewkesbury
Whether it's fun with the family, memory-making with mates or visiting somewhere new, travelling with National Express means you'll always get great value as well as first-class quality. National Express takes you to the heart of London and every major UK city, as well as a huge range of over 900 other destinations. And with transfer services to major UK airports including Birmingham, Bristol, Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester & Stansted, you can get to the departure lounge in comfort.
Coach tickets are available from our travel shop at 61 Clarence Street, Cheltenham, just a short 3 minute walk from the coach stop at the Royal Well Bus Station. Click here for details.
Who are we looking for?
Coach Drivers (full time, part time & casual)
School Bus Drivers (part time, term time only)
Trainee Bus & Coach Drivers (car license required)
What can we offer you?
£12.60 per hour, Monday - Friday
£14.00 per hour, Saturday & Sunday
Free ongoing Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training
Free Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks & enrolment to update service
Free Driver Medicals
Free Digi-Card & renewals
Discounted travel on our U.K. & European coach holidays & day excursions including theatre trips, for you & your spouse/partner
If you have good customer skills, a smart appearance and are willing to work as part of a team, we'd love to hear from you! Click here for further information and to apply today!
For service information plus weather related travel updates for our bus services,
news and offers on our day excursions, theatre trips and coach holidays
Bath Road shops
Cheltenham Town Centre
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We're proud members of ....
The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) is the national trade association representing professional operators of buses, coaches and light rail systems. Visit: www.cpt-uk.org for further information.
The Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers with strong track records in business. They have been the voice of the town's business community for over a centuary. For further information visit: www.cheltenhamchamber.org.uk
Marchants are a Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT) approved centre for delivering Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).
For further information and to book your course, click here.
In accordance with the UK Package Travel & Linked Travel Regulations 2018 all passengers booking with Marchants Coaches Ltd are fully protected for the initial deposit and subsequently the balance of all monies received by us, including repatriation costs and arrangements, arising from cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Marchants Coaches Ltd.
There is no requirement for Financial Protection of day trips or single elements, and none is provided.
Marchants Coaches Ltd has taken out an insurance provided by International Passenger Protection Ltd (IPP) with Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe SE (LMIE) trading as Liberty Specialty Markets, a member of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Group. LMIE's registered office: 5-7 rue Leon Laval, L-3372, Leudelange, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Registered Number B232280 (Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés). LMIE is a European public limited liability company and is supervised by the Commissariat aux Assurances and licensed by the Luxembourg Minister of Finance as an insurance and reinsurance company. This insurance is only valid for passengers who book and pay directly with/to Marchants Coaches Ltd.
In the event of our insolvency please make contact as soon as practically possible giving full details of what has happened quoting the name of your Travel Operator:
IPP Claims at Sedgwick
Telephone: +44 (0)345 266 1872
or online at http://www.ipplondon.co.uk/claims.asp