Available Vehicles

In addition to our school contract work and regular local services, we have expanded our leisure activities and are now Gloucestershire's leading operator of day trips, holidays and private hires.

We are committed to offering a high standard of service and reliability which we achieve by having a wide choice of well maintained vehicles, ranging in capacity from 16 - 75 seater executive and standard class.

We also have an extensive Private Hire department for clubs, schools, groups etc. for airport transfers, days out, weekend breaks, sports events, weddings, executive travel etc. Our associate hotel contracting agency can also provide fully inclusive bespoke holiday quotations for groups of 20+.

Gift vouchers of £5.00, £10.00 and £20.00 can be purchased for Holidays, Excursions and Theatre visits, there are no time limits attached.

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In addition to our prearranged holidays and day trips, we can offer very competitive rates for private hire to any, school, sports club, society, social group, works organisations etc... Marchants main hire fleet includes 18 coaches ranging from standard class to fully equipped executives and from 14  to 77 seats. All our executive and standard class coaches are fitted with seat belts. All coaches and buses are fully maintained in our own M.O.T standard workshop and constantly refurbished and upgraded. In 2005, 4 brand new executives have been bought - 2 x 51 seats and 2 x 53 seat. Both these coaches will offer potential hirers vital additional seats over the standard 48/49 configuration. Out top executive coaches can be adapted to have seats removed and replaced by tables (extra fitting charge payable).

We also have a number of service buses, single and double decker, with and without seat belts which are ideally suited if you are looking for just a short or cross-town trip at a budget price. These have proved very popular for weddings and staff parties. .  Whether it is for a few hours or a holiday abroad for several days, Marchants will be happy to quote for coach hire. We have an associate company who can put together an inclusive deal with accommodation.

We undertake a lot of work involving schoolchildren and students from all over the country, for travel within the UK and Europe. We operate extended tours and day trips under contract to various educational authorities and specialist school travel organisers as well as under direct hire from the schools. Ski trips, exchange visits, curriculum sight-seeing trips, foreign language schools etc. Marchants have over 50 years involvement in student travel. We use our most experienced drivers all  of whom have received clearance certificates from the competent local, national and polices authorities and most have the "enhanced"level which enables them to be involved in any educational setting.

FOR PRIVATE HIRE QUOTES TELEPHONE 01242 257900 OR EMAIL rob@marchants-coaches.com



    Marchants Coaches Ltd, 61 Clarence Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3LB UK
    Main Switchboard, Excursions, Tours & Enquiries
    44 (0)1242 257714  Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00, Sat 09:00 - 12:00
    Closed Sunday and bank Holidays.
  • Private Hire Department
    44 (0)1242 257900  Mon-Fri 09:00 - 17:00
  • Lost Property
    44 (0)1242 257585
  • Operations Department
    44 (0)1242 257785
  • Workshop & Garage
    44 (0)1242 257728
  • FAX
    44 (0)1242 251360
  • EMAIL (Promotional Sales)
  • EMAIL (Private Hire Bookings & Quotations)
    01242 257585 05.00 to 17.00 Mon to Fri
    05.00 to 12.00 Sat and 05.00 to 10.00 Sunday
  • Outside of these hours call 01242 257714 to leave a message.

    Roger Marchant
    Roger Marchant
    Managing Director




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