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There are all manner of reasons you might need to consider private coach hire – from organising the transport for your best friend’s stag do to making sure the school team makes it to its football match on time. It’s comforting to know that no matter what the occasion, it’s likely that you’ll be able to book a coach to help you on your journey.

However, we also know that it can be intimidating to use a new service. Whereas you’re familiar with booking a train or even securing a seat on a flight, you may have never hired a coach before. To make the process seem less daunting and to answer the question of why you would use private coach hire, we’ve put together a quick guide.

Available vehicles

One of the most important things to consider when booking a coach is which one will be the most suited to your needs. When you first enquire about a vehicle, offer as much information as you can – this will include where you’re setting off from, how many people you need to transport, how many are travelling and if any of them have any additional needs that should be catered for. Provided you can offer a fairly comprehensive list of requirements, a good coach hire company will be able to help you.


Although you might be more familiar with travelling via train, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s the most cost-effective option. If a large group of you are making a trip together, then it can often be more affordable to hire a coach – not only that, but the comfort, timeliness and amenities that come with private coach hire far outweigh anything that public transport can provide.

Security and experience

Use a trusted private coach hire firm like Mayday Travel and you won’t just get a high-quality coach – you’ll get a driver who has had an enhanced DBS check, will hold a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence and (crucially) knows the roads better than your average bus driver. If you need to get to Wembley in time for the big match from the other side of London, the Mayday Travel drivers will make sure you’re there in time to buy a drink and find your seat.

We promise that whether it’s for a day trip to Bruges or a transfer to the airport, once you’ve used private coach hire once, you’ll soon realise the benefits. If you’d like to know more about how Mayday Travel can help you, get in touch and our team will be more than happy to discuss your needs, whether you’re taking a trip in the UK or Europe.