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.Available Vehicles

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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BuskInformation for Teachers, Youth Leaders and Parents

Marchants have been offering very competitive rates for the past 65 years for private coach hire throughout the U.K and Europe.

Using modern, stylish & clean vehicles with highly experienced & friendly drivers, we are able to provide quotes for 16, 20, 25, 28, 36, 48, 51, 53, 57, 77 & 83 seat coaches, in both standard and executive specifications to school and educational groups, corporate organisations, sports supporters/clubs, societies and social groups etc...

All our coaches are fitted with seat belts and are fully maintained in our own M.O.T standard workshop by our highly trained and experienced technicians. Through our fleet replacement programme we are constantly refurbishing & renewing our vehicles, which boast prestigious models from Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, MAN & Scania. Our executive coaches have air conditioning, hot & cold drinks facilities, CD & DVD players along with W.C facilities onboard for your comfort, these vehicles can also be adapted to have seats removed and replaced by tables (extra fitting charge payable).

We also operate low floor easy access single and double deck buses fitted with 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 school trips, weddings and staff parties etc…

All our uniformed drivers have enhanced CRB certificates, receive ongoing training in customer service, vehicle safety and driving standards. They are highly experienced and friendly, thus making your trip a memorable experience for all the right reasons.


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Teachers, youth leaders and parents…welcome to a page designed specifically for you.
When making transport arrangements for others, the law requires the organiser to be aware of their legal obligations and expects safeguards and systems to be in place for this purpose. Marchants Coaches Ltd are proud to be members of BUSK UK, leading independent advisors on transporting children and young people safely by road.
For more information and guidance on how best to do that visit


The application form can be downloaded from HERE.

Vehicle Sales

    Marchants Coaches Ltd, 61 Clarence Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3LB UK
    Main Switchboard, Excursions, Tours & Enquiries
    44 (0)1242 257714  Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00.
    Closed 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 257585
  • 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.