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Here are some answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) about our private coach hire service. If you require further information, please email or call us on: 0161 408 1552 / 0203 239 4622.

What areas do you operate coaches to and from?

We operate coaches throughout the mainland UK, including the Isle of Wight, Scottish Islands and to Europe.

Does Investravel operate one-way coach trips?

Yes, we can drop a group off or collect it from a specific location.

If we want to arrange our own meals and accommodation, can you provide the coach and driver?

Yes, we like to be as flexible as possible.

What is included in the cost of private coach hire?

This depends on what you require. A straightforward coach hire will include the cost of the coach, driver, fuel and parking charges. Additional options include a tour guide, meals and accommodation.

What duration of time for private coach hire do you offer?

Usually up to six days but we can cater for longer if needed,depending on Drivers’ Hours and Working Time Directive legislation. We can offer longer coach hires, but as we plan our travel programmes up to a year in advance, you may have to book very early.

Do you offer private coach hire for short breaks and holidays?

Yes, we can operate various short breaks and holidays, tailored to your own need.

Do you offer private coach hire for journeys to continental Europe?

Yes, Investravel offers coach travel to continental Europe.

Do you organise all-inclusive private coach holidays for groups?

No, we ask our customers to choose their own destinations and points of interest to suit their own requirements.

Do you provide a tour guide?

We are privileged to work with tour guide operators, but if you want a guide as part of your private hire we recommend you book well in advance.

Is fuel included in the cost of private coach hire?

Yes, but if there is a sudden rise in fuel prices we may have to add a surcharge – see details in our terms and conditions.

Is VAT charged on private coach hire?

Coach travel is zero-rated.

What happens if a coach breaks down on a journey?

It is very unusual for a coach to break down on the road. All our vehicles are well maintained, in accordance with manufacturers’ recommendations. Our operators have formal safety inspections every six weeks. Defects found are put right. In the rare event a vehicle breaks down, we can immediately bring in another vehicle.

Is insurance included in case we have to cancel our journey?

No. We recommend that you take out your own travel insurance to suit your needs if the journey is cancelled. However you are insured with full liability whilst on the road in our vehicles.

Are Investravel coaches easily accessible for disabled or less mobile passengers?

We do not judge how easily accessible our coaches are as everyone is different. We do take care when choosing vehicles to ensure that they can lower the entrance steps and have relatively wide and shallow steps with plenty of handrails. If you have concerns, please talk to us and we will be pleased to help. As many of our customers have restricted mobility, patience and the offer of assistance is often all that is needed.

What size of group can you accommodate on private coach hire bookings?

No job is too small, we can help with groups from 7,16,24,33,49 and large double-decker coaches for up to 100 people.

Will we be able to nominate places to stop for meals, toilets, etc?

Yes. We like to stop every two to three hours, and we must comply with Drivers’ Hours and Working Time Directive legislation with regard to stops.

Do you require a deposit for private coach hire bookings?

Yes, usually 25-50% with order.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash/Bacs/Cheque/Credit or Debit Card.

What experience do you have of private coach hire?

We have over 20 years’ experience of driving coaches, planning and delivering days out and tour itineraries.

How do we work?

As a National coach-booking agent, working with selected quality coach companies throughout the UK, we book large numbers of coaches through our partners. For this reason we are able to secure preferential rates and are therefore usually able to offer highly competitive rates. In most cases our prices will be better than approaching the Coach operator direct. Whatever your coach travel requirements, Investravel can help.

If you require further information, please email:, use our online enquiry form, or call us on 0203 239 4622 and speak to one of our representatives.


We were very pleased with the service we received. Our home is not easy to find but the driver had left plenty of time to follow our instructions when he phoned for help. He was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely use and recommend this company again especially for groups of 6 and above.
– Miriam, from

My family were going out to Christmas dinner on Christmas Day. The price was fantastic to take 10 of us out including multiple pick up and drop offs. The driver Atif was extremely pleasant, prompt and accommodating. Highly recommend and will definitely use them again. Kind Regards, Stephanie International Business Manager.
– Stephanieat, at Day Pitney LLP

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