FAQ about Coach Hire & Minibus Hire

Useful information, FAQ & tips related to coach & minibus hire

For a customer, booking a coach hire may become a stressful process with the plethora of options on offer and the increasing check-list to consider in order to guarantee a smooth travel. At Coach Broker, Britain’s largest chauffeur-driven coach and minibus hire service, we have attempted to address a few frequently asked questions regarding coach and minibus hire. These FAQs are aimed at all types of events including birthdays, school proms, hen and stag parties, airport transfers, weddings, corporate travel, and travel to events.

Chauffeur-driven minibus hire can be the perfect travel solution for smaller groups of people. If you’re on a day out with the family, need an airport transfer, or simply need to get to a concert with your friends, renting a minibus can be a far more cost-efficient and stress-free journey. Public transport, not only time consuming and troublesome, also takes away the fun of travelling together. With a chauffeur-driven minibus rental you and your group can sit back, relax and enjoy the journey to your destination. Minibus hire is a popular option for a variety of events including birthdays, sporting events, camping trips, corporate events, hen and stag parties and much more.

Coach Broker are the UK’s largest chauffeur-driven coach and minibus hire service boasting one of the country’s largest fleets. We have tried to answer a few important minibus hire questions, which when factored in at the time of your booking, might save you money and also guarantee a hassle-free, relaxed journey.

Coach Hire FAQs

What are factors to consider when booking a coach hire?

A. When booking a chauffeur-driven coach or minibus hire, the three main things to consider are the reliability and reputation of the company, their clientele and customer feedback, and finally making sure you have booked yourself the right coach. Make sure you distinguish between Standard and executive coaches as they have different amenities available and may incur different costs.

What should a coach hire price include?

A. A coach hire price should include a friendly and experienced chauffeur, all your coach hire essentials covered such as seatbelts, luggage space, and any other luxury features like air conditioning, plasma screens, CD/DVD players, iPod docks required. The cost should include a pick up from your location of choice and a drop off to you pre-arranged destination. If the coach hire booked is for a return journey, then your group should be transported back to your preferred location. It is also important that the coach hire company have an efficient and friendly customer care unit to address any concerns that you may have before or after your journey.

What are my choices when booking a coach hire?

A. Booking a coach hire may need substantial research and a lot of phone calls to determine and compare price and vehicle availability at various companies. This is where booking a coach hire through a brokerage such as Coach Broker is an easier option. Not only will a brokerage do all the legwork for you but will also find you the best deals without you having to worry about a thing. At Coach Broker, we offer Britain’s largest fleet of chauffeur-driven coach and minibus hire service. We have a range of coaches and minibuses on hire ranging from 8-16 seater executive minibuses all the way to 16-80 seat coaches. Our coach hires are available in a variety of options such as double-decker and glass roof coach. It is important that your requirements are met when booking a coach hire and that you are aware of all the facilities and luxury features available onboard.

How far can I expect my coach hire to travel?

A. Your coach hire should be willing to travel to any destination within the UK as pre-arranged at the time of booking. Some coach companies even supply coach hire options for travel to Europe making those hard to get to destinations a piece of cake! At Coach Broker, we cater to all areas in the UK and offer coach hire options to destinations across Europe. This means it doesn’t matter if you live in London, Bristol, Bath, Brighton, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle, Oxford, Cambridge, Cardiff, Swansea, Edinburgh or Glasgow, our chauffeur-driven coach and minibus hire will be ready to pick you and your group up from outside your doorstep and transport you to your destination in style.

Minibus Hire FAQs

Why should I hire a minibus instead of travelling on the train?

A. A chauffeur-driven minibus hire is your personal vehicle hire that will transport you and your group to your venue without you having to worry about a single thing! A minibus journey can be far more entertaining than on public transport, boasting entertainment features such as plasma screens, iPod docks, and DVD/CD players. You and your group can sit back and relax while your chauffeur transports you to your destination in style!

Is it expensive to rent a minibus?

A. Not at all! Chauffeur-driven minibus hire is much more affordable than it is commonly perceived. Moreover, if you split the cost among a group it could possibly cost you less than it would on public transport. To make the most of your money, it is advisable to take advantage of multi-booking deals that offer you a discount when you book more than one minibus hire.

How do I know I am getting the best quote?

A. When comparing minibus hire quotes, make sure you know as many details as possible. Be open to suggestions from the minibus hire companies, as sometimes they can offer you better deals on different vehicle models. Always ask for a photo beforehand so you know exactly what your minibus rental looks like in order to avoid any disappointment.

What are the features on a minibus hire?

A. Chauffeur-driven minibus hire can seat 8-16 people and are available in two types: Standard and Executive. While standard minibus hire are equipped with seatbelts, extra leg room and plenty of luggage space, executive minibus hire boast luxury features such as air conditioning, iPod docks, reclining seats, plasma screens, DVD/CD players, tables, curtains, blacked out windows and more.