HIRING THE RIGHT COACH

Which coach should I hire?

There are several things to consider when you are thinking of hiring a coach. Our guidelines below will help you to decide which coach is right for you, and show you why D&P Coaches are a great choice.

Why should I hire from D&P?

Good question, and we have the answers! D&P Coaches is an established business with a great reputation. The company was founded in 1972, and has remained a family-run enterprise – we are all fully invested in making sure we run one of the best – if not THE best – coach hire companies you’ll find.
We work with lots of schools and extensively with the Army. If there is one thing both those institutions demand, it’s reliability. Whether you have a coach full of fractious children to get home to their parents, or a bus load of military personnel with a schedule to keep to, you need to know you’ll get to your destination in a timely manner.
The fact that they come back time and again to use us proves that we operate to the highest, most professional levels of reliability and service. It’s a fact of which we are very proud, and which all our staff subscribe to.
You can read more about the background and history of D&P Coaches on our ‘About Us’ page.

The Basics

The first and most obvious factor in your decision is how many people are travelling. We’d always recommend allowing for a couple of spare seats so you can move around, or accommodate any last-minute passengers.
The next thing to consider is how much luggage you will have between you. If you are headed for the airport, the amount of luggage you are taking will be limited by the usual airline rules. But passengers going on a cruise, or maybe to a festival, are likely to have much more. Tents and sleeping bags can take up a surprising amount of space!

Facilities

Our bigger coaches have excellent facilities, so if having a DVD player or a toilet on board would be helpful, you might want to consider a 49 or 53 seat coach.

Budget

The cost of your journey will depend on the size of the coach, the distance, and the duration of your trip. You’ll often find that hiring a coach compares favourably with the price of public transport, or petrol costs and parking expenses for a group.
If you have a specific journey in mind, and a set idea of budget, give us a call and we’ll talk to you about making your trip happen.

Satisfying your Safety Concerns

When you take your family and friends, your business colleagues, or your school class on a D&P Coaches trip, you want to be sure that we take their safety and comfort as seriously as you do.
Rest assured, our coaches are maintained to the highest standards, and our drivers are extremely professional and well-trained. Safety is of paramount importance to us – and reliability matters too. Most of our coaches are less that a few years old – we refreshed the fleet in 2013 so we provide up-to-date vehicles with all the latest safety features.

Clean and Tidy

You’ve selected the right coach for your party, and are reassured it’s safe and affordable – now you need it to turn up looking spic and span.
Every D&P coach is cleaned inside and out between trips, so you’ll be collected by a vehicle that sparkles on the outside, and is clean, fresh and welcoming on the inside.

Go Direct – why you should not use a broker

There are a lot of companies out there who make themselves up to look like a coach company, but who are simply ‘middle-men’ between you and your coach.
This adds expense to your journey (we are almost always cheaper than a broker), and can lead to problems if anything should happen during your trip. With brokers, you will all too often find that the office is closed – with D&P, you will have a contact number for the driver direct, so that you will know exactly where your driver and coach will be at anytime.

Quotes and Comparisons

As with any expenditure, you’ll probably want to shop around. If you would like a quote from us then call us on 01252 393060 and we will go through your requirements with you.

All we ask is that you ensure you are comparing like with like. There are companies out there who will happily give you a cheap and cheerful price, only for you to find that the vehicle is indeed cheap, and perhaps not so cheerful.
We’ll give you a great price, and you’ll also get a quality vehicle, with an excellent driver, and a truly professional attitude, service and approach.