Savings on school coach hire

Published: 26th January 2022

For over 100 years, the National Express Transport Solutions brands have helped schools plan and organise a range of school travel; from educational days out and summer adventures to European city breaks and ski trips.

We understand that travel budgets can be restricting. So we have generated fantastic offers that enable you to save on the overall cost of your coach hire.

Discounted ticket & travel packages

As the UK’s leading coach operator, we are preferred partners with Merlin Entertainments and can give your school heavily discounted entrance fees to venues through our ticket and travel packages.

Taking one class to Madame Tussauds or the entire school to Thorpe Park? Save money on the final cost when booking your transport with us and enjoy up to 35% off with free entry for teachers!

Do you fit ‘in-between’?

If your school’s journey slots ‘in-between’ 09:15 am and 3:15 pm, you can enjoy discounted rates - subject to availability. Get in touch to find out how much you could save!


Book More, Save More

Our fantastic Book More Save More promotion allows you to block book multiple trips and make savings of up to 15% on your school coach hire.

For example,

  • If you book 2-4 trips, we’ll give you 10% off.
  • If you book 5-9 trips, we’ll give you 15% off.
  • If you book more than 10 trips, savings will be determined on application.

All offers are subject to availability.


Why choose us for school coach hire

At National Express Transport Solutions, we offer great value school coach hire without compromising on quality. We understand that many coach companies have no hesitation in providing low-specification, ageing vehicles for schools.

With us, you have complete peace of mind that you’ll receive cost-effective high-quality coaches and minibuses. Our fleet of modern vehicles ranges from 16 to 77 seats and varies in luxury features.

Our coaches are fitted with seat belts as well as air conditioning, reclining seats and tinted windows - the highest safety standards. We have standard, executive and VIP coaches available for hire. Our executive vehicles are the most popular hire for school trips as they include a toilet, drinks facility and refrigerator.


Here’s what Walthamstow Hall had to say about our coaches:

“The coach experience on the day could not have been better. The coach was in place early and our two drivers were fantastic. The coach itself was great - safe, comfortable and with all mod cons.”

Walthamstow Hall

Here’s what Newham Music Academy has to say about our service quality:

“We hired a coach to take our student orchestra for a performance on the other side of London. They were absolutely superb throughout and the driver was excellent - very patient with both excited children and stressed teachers! - and very accommodating of last-minute requests/challenges! Would highly recommend it.”

Newham Music Academy

Whether you are a class of 16 or an academy of 800, we provide student travel no matter the scale and we don’t skip out on quality service. That’s why no matter what time of year you travel with us, our 24-hour operations team is on hand to ensure your school transport runs smoothly.


Keeping your students safe

Safety is of paramount importance to us. As one of our five core values, safety resonates throughout every aspect of our business.

For peace of mind, we have a strict in-house maintenance programme. Each vehicle undergoes regular safety inspections, including a ‘first use’ inspection every morning before departure. To further enhance the safety of our coaches, we have invested in the latest onboard technology to give teachers and parents added reassurance.

Our onboard vehicle tracking technology allows you to see the location of your vehicle in real-time. Alcolocks are fitted on every vehicle, requiring drivers to have zero alcohol in their system in order to start the vehicle. Lytx DriveCam technology allows us to proactively monitor driving standards, in addition to the CCTV cameras installed.

Our drivers are the pride of our company. All of our drivers are also DBS-checked as part of our comprehensive driver recruitment process. They are well-trained, uniformed and are provided with high quality back-up at our bases around the UK. Driver records are meticulously maintained and monitored to the complete satisfaction of the authorities.


Here’s how Gateway Academy felt about our drivers:

“The coach drivers were prompt and had excellent customer service. They were lovely to the children and made a stressful part of the day much easier. Thank you!”

Gateway Academy


How to book coach hire for school trips

Our team of in-house travel consultants are fully experienced in school coach hire. They will be with you every step of the way. From the moment you enquire with us to the time we drop you off, we always endeavour to go the extra mile.

Give our team a call on 03301 358 469 or alternatively get a quick quote!

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