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UK & CONTINENTAL COACH TRAVEL

Visit us at 61 Clarence Street, Cheltenham, open Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm

Welcome to Marchants Coaches...

 

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.

 

Bus & coach private hire

 

We'd love to quote for your private hire requirements & can provide quotes for:

 

  • Airport & seaport transfers

  • Corporate travel

  • Educational trips & tours

  • European tours

  • Historical venues, museums & gardens days out etc.

  • Local transfers

  • Sporting events & concerts

  • Theatre & shopping trips

  • UK coach tours

  • Weddings & funerals

 

To contact us to discuss your private hire requirements, please Click Here.

 

 

Great days out with Marchants

 

We’ve 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 & everyone’s favourite a day out at the seaside .

 

You can board your Marchants day excursion from convenient boarding points located in:

 

  • Bishops Cleeve

  • Cheltenham

  • Churchdown

  • Cirencester*

  • Gloucester

  • Tewkesbury*

  • Quedgeley*

 

*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

 

 

It's easy to book National Express tickets, just pop in & see us!

 

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 & every major UK city, as well as a huge range of over 900 other destinations & 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. 

 

 

There's never been a better time to move your career up a gear

by joining our driving team!

 

 

 

Who are we looking for?

 

  • Coach Drivers (full time, part time & casual)

 

What can we offer you?

 

  • Monday - Friday £13.10 per hour increasing to £13.60 from 1st April 2024

  • Saturday & Sunday £14.50 per hour increasing to £15.00 from 1st April 2024

  • Generous holiday entitlement

  • Pension scheme

  • Company uniform

  • 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

 

Click here for further information and to apply today!

 

 

We're on social media....

 

For service information plus weather related travel updates for our bus services,

news & offers on our day excursions, theatre trips & coach holidays

 

 

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.

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Top Shows

Top Shows

Hamilton, Bristol Hippodrome
Departure Date: 29/05/2024
Disney's Aladdin, Bristol Hippodrome
Departure Date: 04/08/2024
Come From Away Musical, Bristol Hippodrome
Departure Date: 24/08/2024
An Officer & A Gentleman Musical, Bristol Hippordr
Departure Date: 04/09/2024
The Phantom of the Opera, London
Departure Date: 11/09/2024
Les Miserables, London
Departure Date: 19/09/2024
Grease, Bristol Hippodrome
Departure Date: 21/09/2024
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, New Theatre Oxford
Departure Date: 05/10/2024
Lord of the Dance - A Lifetime of Standing Ovation
Departure Date: 06/10/2024
Mary Poppins, Bristol Hippodrome
Departure Date: 09/11/2024
Magic Mike Live, London
Departure Date: 29/11/2024
The Book of Mormon, Birmingham Alexandra
Departure Date: 21/12/2024
& Juliet The Musical, Bristol Hippodrome
Departure Date: 25/01/2025
Murder on the Orient Express, Birmingham Alexandra
Departure Date: 01/02/2025
Only Fools and Horses The Musical, Bristol Hippodr
Departure Date: 05/02/2025
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical, Bristol Hippodrome
Departure Date: 19/04/2025
Torvill and Dean: Our Last Dance (Fri), Birmingham
Departure Date: 25/04/2025
Riverdance 30: The New Generation, Bristol Hippodr
Departure Date: 28/11/2025

Top Trips

Top Trips

Weston-super-Mare
Departure Date: 24/04/2024
16 Cotswold Village Tour stopping at Cirencester
Departure Date: 26/04/2024
Wonderwool, Royal Welsh Showground
Departure Date: 27/04/2024
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Departure Date: 28/04/2024
Dawlish & Teignmouth
Departure Date: 30/04/2024
Ludlow (Castle, Shops & Sights)
Departure Date: 01/05/2024
Weston-super-Mare
Departure Date: 02/05/2024
Chichester (Cathedral, shops & sights)
Departure Date: 04/05/2024
BBC Gardeners World Spring Fair at Beaulieu
Departure Date: 05/05/2024
Harry Potter - Studio Tour
Departure Date: 06/05/2024
Lyme Regis via West Bay
Departure Date: 06/05/2024
Moreton in Marsh & Batsford Arboretum
Departure Date: 07/05/2024
The Royal Mint & St Fagans National History Museum
Departure Date: 08/05/2024
Shrewsbury (Museum,River,Shops,Sights,Castle)
Departure Date: 09/05/2024
Swansea & The Mumbles
Departure Date: 11/05/2024
Malvern Spring Show
Departure Date: 12/05/2024
Weymouth
Departure Date: 14/05/2024
Glastonbury & Wells
Departure Date: 15/05/2024
Weston-super-Mare
Departure Date: 16/05/2024
York
Departure Date: 18/05/2024
Brecon Beacons - Rail & Boat Trip
Departure Date: 19/05/2024
Salisbury (Cathedral, Shops & Sights)
Departure Date: 21/05/2024
Sidmouth
Departure Date: 22/05/2024
Chelsea Flower Show
Departure Date: 23/05/2024
Wellesbourne Market and/or Stratford-upon-Avon
Departure Date: 25/05/2024
Brighton
Departure Date: 26/05/2024
Barry Island
Departure Date: 27/05/2024
Black Country Living Museum
Departure Date: 28/05/2024
London - Museums & Shops
Departure Date: 29/05/2024
Weston-super-Mare
Departure Date: 29/05/2024
Dudley Zoo & Castle
Departure Date: 30/05/2024
Portsmouth (Cathedral,Gunwharf Quays,Museums)
Departure Date: 30/05/2024
Cotswold Wildlife Park
Departure Date: 31/05/2024
Paignton English Riviera Airshow
Departure Date: 01/06/2024
Port Isaac & Boscastle
Departure Date: 02/06/2024
Short Tour Stopping at Great Malvern
Departure Date: 04/06/2024
Trentham Gardens & Shopping Village
Departure Date: 05/06/2024
Weston-super-Mare
Departure Date: 06/06/2024
Windsor Castle and Windsor
Departure Date: 08/06/2024
Ilfracombe (Harbour, Sights, Sea)
Departure Date: 09/06/2024
Abergavenny Market
Departure Date: 11/06/2024
Wye Valley Tour & Cream Tea at Tintern
Departure Date: 12/06/2024
Lyme Regis via West Bay
Departure Date: 13/06/2024
Exeter Canal Cruise & Free time
Departure Date: 14/06/2024
Ely
Departure Date: 15/06/2024
Bournemouth
Departure Date: 16/06/2024
Weston-super-Mare
Departure Date: 18/06/2024
Totnes & Dartmouth (Shops & Sights)
Departure Date: 19/06/2024
Cardiff Bay & Cardiff
Departure Date: 20/06/2024
Blenheim Palace - Flower Show
Departure Date: 22/06/2024
Skegness (Sand, Sea & Shops)
Departure Date: 23/06/2024
Tour & Hop Pocket Garden Centre & Shopping Village
Departure Date: 25/06/2024
Sidmouth
Departure Date: 26/06/2024
Weston-super-Mare
Departure Date: 27/06/2024
16 Cotswold Village Tour stopping at Cirencester
Departure Date: 28/06/2024
NMA (National Memorial Arboretum) Armed Forces Day
Departure Date: 29/06/2024
Bishops Lydeard Train to Minehead
Departure Date: 30/06/2024
Hay on Wye & the Black Mountains
Departure Date: 02/07/2024
Dawlish & Teignmouth
Departure Date: 03/07/2024
Weston-super-Mare
Departure Date: 04/07/2024
Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival
Departure Date: 06/07/2024
Tenby
Departure Date: 07/07/2024
Torquay or Paignton
Departure Date: 09/07/2024
Witney & Waterperry Gardens
Departure Date: 10/07/2024
Wellesbourne Market and/or Stratford-upon-Avon
Departure Date: 13/07/2024
Weymouth
Departure Date: 14/07/2024
Fairford International Air Display
Departure Date: 20/07/2024
Fairford International Air Display
Departure Date: 21/07/2024
Horse Drawn Boat Trip & Marlborough
Departure Date: 31/07/2024
Buckingham Palace - Mews & Staterooms
Departure Date: 01/08/2024
Sidmouth Folk Festival
Departure Date: 08/08/2024
Windsor Castle and Windsor
Departure Date: 08/08/2024
Shrewsbury (Museum,River,Shops,Sights,Castle)
Departure Date: 10/08/2024
Highclere Castle
Departure Date: 25/08/2024
Harry Potter - Studio Tour
Departure Date: 26/08/2024
Bournemouth - Air Festival
Departure Date: 31/08/2024
Emmerdale Village Tour
Departure Date: 14/09/2024
Horse Drawn Boat Trip & Marlborough
Departure Date: 17/09/2024
Exeter Canal Cruise & Free time
Departure Date: 26/09/2024
Buckingham Palace - Mews & Staterooms
Departure Date: 28/09/2024
Malvern Autumn Show
Departure Date: 29/09/2024
Lord of the Dance - A Lifetime of Standing Ovation
Departure Date: 06/10/2024
Windsor Castle and Windsor
Departure Date: 26/10/2024
Weston-Super-Mare Carnival
Departure Date: 08/11/2024
ITV Coronation Street Experience & Lowry Outlet
Departure Date: 09/11/2024
NMA (National Memorial Arboretum)
Departure Date: 11/11/2024
Harry Potter - Studio Tour
Departure Date: 09/12/2024
Exeter Canal Cruise & Exeter Xmas Market
Departure Date: 11/12/2024
Torvill and Dean: Our Last Dance (Fri), Birmingham
Departure Date: 25/04/2025
Riverdance 30: The New Generation, Bristol Hippodr
Departure Date: 28/11/2025

Top Christmas Outings

Christmas Days Out

Babbacombe (Turkey & Tinsel) - Babbacombe Hotel
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 08/11/2024
Liege Xmas Markets - Globales Post Hotel & Wellnes
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 29/11/2024
Cromer - Thursford Christmas Spectacular
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 05/12/2024
Exeter Canal Cruise & Exeter Xmas Market
Departure Date: 11/12/2024
Looe Turkey & Tinsel - Portbyhan Hotel
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 16/12/2024
Torquay Christmas - Toorak Hotel
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 23/12/2024

Flower Shows

Flower Shows

BBC Gardeners World Spring Fair at Beaulieu
Departure Date: 05/05/2024
Malvern Spring Show
Departure Date: 12/05/2024
Chelsea Flower Show
Departure Date: 23/05/2024
Blenheim Palace - Flower Show
Departure Date: 22/06/2024
Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival
Departure Date: 06/07/2024
Malvern Autumn Show
Departure Date: 29/09/2024

Top Holidays

Holidays

Paignton - The Palace Hotel
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 17/05/2024
St Ives - St Ives Bay Hotel
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 24/05/2024
Llandudno - Chatsworth House Hotel
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 03/06/2024
Babbacombe - The Babbacombe Hotel
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 14/06/2024
Jersey by Sea - Norfolk Hotel
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 06/07/2024
Looe - Portbyhan Hotel
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 26/07/2024
Colchester - Potters Resort Five Lakes
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 12/08/2024
Weymouth - Crown Hotel
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 26/08/2024
Mold - Beaufort Park Hotel
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 02/09/2024
Harrogate, The Crown Hotel
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 09/09/2024
St Ives - St Ives Bay Hotel
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 16/09/2024
Ashford - Holiday Inn Ashford North
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 20/09/2024
Hayling Island - Langstone Quays Hotel
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 30/09/2024
Paignton - The Palace Hotel
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 04/10/2024
Lake District - Cumbria Grand Hotel
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 07/10/2024
Newcastle - Holiday Inn Newcastle Gosforth Park
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 17/10/2024
Newquay - Kilbirnie Hotel
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 28/10/2024
Babbacombe (Turkey & Tinsel) - Babbacombe Hotel
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 08/11/2024
London - Radisson Hotel Heathrow
Duration: 2 Days
Departure Date: 23/11/2024
Liege Xmas Markets - Globales Post Hotel & Wellnes
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 29/11/2024
Cromer - Thursford Christmas Spectacular
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 05/12/2024
Looe Turkey & Tinsel - Portbyhan Hotel
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 16/12/2024
Torquay Christmas - Toorak Hotel
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 23/12/2024

 

 

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

Email: Insolvency-claims@ipplondon.co.uk         

or online at http://www.ipplondon.co.uk/claims.asp

Marchants Coaches Ltd, 61 Clarence Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3LB
Tel No: 01242 257714
Company No: 2877739
VAT No: 618 4128 45

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