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Coach Direct transports pupils and students. We’re reliable, affordable, and above all, safe.

Whether the journey is a weekly minibus to the local swimming pool, or a one off European excursion, hundreds of universities, colleges, schools, nurseries and local education authorities across the UK, trust us to provide modern, state of the art coaches with fully trained CRB checked drivers for every trip.

Our innovative Student Tracking technology option gives staff and/or parents the peace of mind of knowing the whereabouts of every individual child on a Coach Direct journey. Read more here. Link to student tracker page


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Unbeatable UK and overseas coach travel for business, leisure and education.

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A trusted panel of 3000 coach operators across the UK guarantees reliable, cost-effective travel.

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We are committed to fuel-efficient, greener journeys and reducing our carbon footprint.

Your safety is paramount

Our own Code of Safety Practice, plus membership of ETOA and BETA ensures journeys are completed safe and sound.

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Not just the best service – our comprehensive quoting process guarantees the best price too.

Live vehicle tracking

Password protected, web-based journey tracking and invaluable real-time status updates on all our journeys.


Student Tracker System

Did you know you can track your pupils or students using Coach Direct’s innovative technology?

Using smart code technology, Coach Direct now offers an optional tracking service to schools that enables every child to be checked on and off our vehicles quickly and efficiently for every trip. By using a scanner at the point of entry to scan a barcode unique to every pupil, this is a failsafe method of ensuring that every child is present prior to a journey commencing. The code can be incorporated on items such as a bus pass or the school’s security ID pass. Gone are the days of attempting a headcount of thirty excited and mobile children to check all are present and correct!

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I would like to say a very big thank you for all your help with getting our cinema trips sorted. Also, our Headteacher and the staff here would like to thank you and all your drivers for making the trip so enjoyable. I lost count of the number of compliments we received yesterday about how efficient the service was and how friendly and helpful all of the drivers were. We hope you all have a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year. 

Long Ridings Primary School

notre chauffeur, Tony L, que je recommanderais à n'importe qui. Il connaissait Londres et ses alentours comme sa poche, donc nous avons pu élaborer des plannings adaptés chaque jour, en tenant compte du trafic, des manifestants, de nos envies - "Our driver, Tony L, whom I would recommend to anyone. He knew London and its surroundings like his pocket, so we were able to work out suitable schedules every day, taking into account the traffic, the demonstrators, our desires ... ”

Club Langues et Civilisations

To advise you that all the staff and students at Ravensbourne College who went on the Kew and Dungeness trips on October 31st and November 2nd wish to thank Coach Direct for the great service provided. It was mentioned in the Foundation Course Staff meeting and I thought you would appreciate the thanks.

James Norman - Ravensbourne College

The University of Southern Mississippi's British Studies Program, one of the largest American summer schools in Britain, has been dealing with Coach Direct since 2001. We have found them to be reliable and adaptable to our needs. We appreciate the range of coach and minibus sizes available, which we could not get from a normal coach operator, and the facility to hire coaches in Scotland and the West Country as well from our base in London. Safety and risk assessment are a particular concern with student groups and Coach Directs Code of Safety Practice provides us with the assurances we need with regard to coach travel.

Dr Peter Allen - USM

Managing to transport 1500 pupils and staff from Mill Hill School, in North London, to St Paul's Cathedral was not a task that we wished to tackle alone. We approached several companies and Coach Direct stood out due to their knowledge and experience of organising the transportation of large numbers of people to prestige events.

Mill Hill School