Some think there’s little difference between coach hire companies, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Choosing the right services make the difference between stressful, uncomfortable journeys and a hassle-free experience from start to finish. If you’re looking for a company that’s a cut above the rest, here are some of the top qualities to look out for.
A good coach hire company will understand the importance of a well-organised trip. Do they offer to take care of logistics for you, keeping you up to date with details along the way? Those with years of experience will know precisely how to meet your needs, whether that be booking an airport pickup, a large-scale coach trip or planning a London half term visit. They’ll take the stress of organising coach travel away from you, fully briefing their drivers, finding the best routes and even liaising with local authorities if securing a safe drop-off and collection point.
If you expect the same level of service every time, ask a company if they keep all of their work in-house. This ensures you know precisely who will be transferring you, guaranteeing a high quality service every time. Unfortunately, some companies overbook their coaches, subcontracting out those commitments they can’t fulfil. This means you can’t be sure of the quality of vehicles or the level of service you’ll experience, including on time, friendly drivers who know exactly what the plan is.
Comfortable Travel Options
We’ve all been on uncomfortable journeys in our lifetime and know just how much of a negative experience this can be. When you think of coaches, forget the ones you remember from school which may have been cramped and stuffy. Modern, luxury coaches provide spacious, comfortable seating which helps passengers to relax on the way to their destination. This is ideal for any trip from relaxing before a special event to motivating your team before a corporate function. Style and comfort are important factors when looking for the right company.
Range of Vehicles
Specialist coach hire companies will have a variety of vehicles to choose from to meet a whole host of different needs. They should have the expertise to provide you with the right vehicle for both the occasion and group size. This could be an 8 seat people carrier for taking a small group to a party, for example, or an 80 seat double-decker bus for a school coach trip.
Once you’ve found a coach and minibus operator you love, it’s a bonus if they offer an array of services which you may require. This could include a shuttle service, wedding transfers or even emergency replacement services should you encounter a cancelled plane or train journey, especially around London. You’ll always have an expert on hand if you need them.
Need a coach hire company you can depend on?
Mayday Travel offers a wide range of luxury minibus and coach hire services, including transfers to and from destinations across London and the South East such as Gatwick and Forest Gate. Get in touch to find out more about how our services can help you.