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Compare coach hire prices in Bristol

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Bristol coach hire prices

About us

Welcome to Compare My Coach - Bristol Edition, your ultimate destination for finding the perfect coach hire solution in Bristol and the surrounding areas. Our mission is to provide you with a smooth and hassle-free experience when it comes to planning your group travel in this beautiful and historic city.

We understand that Bristol, with its rich maritime heritage and thriving arts and culture scene, offers a wide range of events and attractions for group travel. Whether you're organizing a business event, school excursion, wedding, or a sightseeing tour, we're here to help.

At Compare My Coach, we've partnered with a comprehensive network of trusted coach hire operators, all committed to delivering exceptional services and amenities. Our user-friendly coach hire comparison platform enables you to compare prices, services, and features with just a few clicks. Our goal is to offer you greater choice and flexibility, ensuring you find the perfect coach hire solution to meet your specific needs and budget in and around Bristol.

Our platform's easy-to-use contact forms allow you to quickly submit your requirements, receive competitive quotes from multiple operators in the Bristol area, and make an informed decision based on factors such as price, customer reviews, accreditations, and coach features. With Compare My Coach, you can rest assured that you're getting the best value for your money without compromising on quality and safety.

So why wait? Start comparing today and experience the convenience and efficiency of Compare My Coach, your one-stop solution for all your coach hire needs in Bristol.

Coach Fleet

Coach hire comparison in Bristol

Bristol Operating Areas

Operating Areas include Clifton, Redland, Cotham, Stoke Bishop, Westbury on Trym, Henleaze, Horfield, Bishopston, St. Andrews, Ashley Down, Montpelier, St. Pauls, Easton, St. George, Kingswood, Fishponds, Downend, Staple Hill, Emersons Green, Filton, Patchway, Bradley Stoke, Stoke Gifford, Yate, Keynsham, Bedminster, Southville, Totterdown, Knowle, Whitchurch

Travelling from Bristol

Travelling around or from Bristol Here are some popular transport spots that could assist your journey.

Popular coach travel destinations from Bristol

Bristol > Manchester

Bristol > London

Bristol > Liverpool

Bristol > Birmingham

Bristol > Newcastle
Bristol > Edinburgh
Bristol > Leeds
Bristol > Milton Keynes

Getting Around Bristol

Steeped in history and bursting with vibrant energy, Bristol, nestled in the beautiful South West of England, is a treasure trove of cultural wonders, diverse attractions, and captivating countryside views. A favourite among locals and tourists alike, Bristol never fails to delight.

Your journey to Bristol is a breeze thanks to its superb transport connections. Both rail and road networks link Bristol with major cities like London, Birmingham, and Manchester, making your trip into this charming city as smooth as a Bristolian accent.

Arriving by train? Bristol Temple Meads, the city's main railway hub, will greet you. Located in the pulsating heart of Bristol, the station provides frequent services to many UK destinations, including London, Cardiff, and the historic city of Bath. Not just that, local rail services from here will whisk you away to the breathtaking countryside and the ever-popular seaside haven of Weston-super-Mare.

For the road-trippers among you, Bristol is a straight shot from the M4 and M5 motorways. Park and Ride facilities dot the city's outskirts, allowing you to leave your car and hop onto a bus or train into the bustling city centre.

Once in Bristol, get ready to be dazzled by its plethora of attractions, easily accessible via an extensive bus and coach network. Discover landmarks such as the awe-inspiring Clifton Suspension Bridge, the enchanting Bristol Zoo, or step back in time at the historic harbourside area. To truly soak in the city's vibes at your own pace, Bristol's hop-on-hop-off sightseeing buses are your perfect companions.

Feeling a bit adventurous? Why not explore Bristol on two wheels! The city boasts numerous cycling routes, including the popular Bristol to Bath Cycle Path. Journey along this disused railway line and be treated to stunning countryside views.

Travelling with a group? Coach travel might just be the ticket for you! Let us lend a hand with our coach hire comparison service, ensuring you secure the best deal for your group travel.

Bristol prides itself on being an easily navigable city with transport options to suit every preference and budget. Whether by train, car, bus, or bike, Bristol extends a warm welcome to everyone. Enjoy your adventure in this captivating city!

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Price will no doubt be a deciding factor in your hire. Cheaper isn’t always better, though. It’s worth considering the facilities and services you feel are worth paying more for.

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Accreditations & Reviews

Reviews and accreditations (such as membership with The Guild of British Coach Operators) can be an indication of quality, reliability and safety.

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Coach size & type

From an 8-seater minibus to a 70-seat road cruiser, the size and type of available coaches important considerations.

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Coach features

Looking for a touch of luxury? Some of our operators provide coaches with TV and entertainment systems, while others have plush leather interiors and drinks-making facilities.

Choosing a coach hire company

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Lisa, Edinburgh

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of coach hire comparison in Bristol

There are several benefits of coach hire comparison, which refers to the process of comparing different coach hire options before making a decision. Some of the main benefits include:


  1. Cost savings: One of the primary benefits of coach hire comparison is cost savings. By comparing different coach hire options, you can get a better understanding of the prices offered by different providers and choose the one that offers the best value for money. This can help you save money and stay within your budget.

  2. Choice and flexibility: Coach hire comparison allows you to explore different options and choose the one that best suits your needs. You can compare various factors such as the size of the coach, amenities offered, and additional services provided by different providers. This gives you greater choice and flexibility in selecting a coach hire option that matches your requirements.

  3. Quality assurance: Coach hire comparison also helps you assess the quality of service offered by different providers. You can read customer reviews, check the reputation of the providers, and evaluate their safety records. This ensures that you select a reputable and reliable coach hire provider, giving you peace of mind during your journey.

  4. Time savings: Conducting a coach hire comparison can save you time by allowing you to quickly compare different options in one place. Instead of individually researching and contacting multiple coach hire providers, you can use comparison websites or platforms to gather information and make informed decisions efficiently.


What factors affect my Bristol coach hire quote?

There are many factors involved in quoting the hire price of a coach, including;

  • Distance of your journey (mileage and fuel costs)

  • The number of passengers travelling and the size of the coach required

  • The time of day/year you are travelling (with demand and pricing increasing in the summer)

  • The number of pick-up/drop-off locations you need, and the distance between them.

  • Number of drivers needed (if a long distance)

Whilst every coach journey is different, our comparison service ensures you'll find the best price no matter your journey.


What types of training do the drivers undertake?

In the UK, coach drivers need to complete training for a Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) licence and the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC Driver). To start training with a company they must also be aged at least 18, and hold a full EU driving licence and be aged at least 18. Full details on coach and bus driver requirements can be viewed on


What are the benefits of comparing coach prices in Bristol?

Pricing up a coach hire can be tricky. With so many variables affecting the price of hiring a coach (from location, duration, mileage, coach types… and many more), comparing offers from multiple agents can help ensure you get the best deal. With real quotes from leading coach hire companies, Compare My Coach is the perfect solution.


Can you facilitate more than one pick up location?

Of course. Our providers may have different ways of providing this service, but multiple pick ups is a very common request and is easily facilitated. 


Does my coach come with any additional features?

Depending on your journey you may wish to consider the additional features your coach carries. If it’s a long journey, you may wish to inquire about toilet facilities. If you’re booking for a wedding you may want your coach adorned with ribbon. TVs, Playstations, leather seating are all options for your coach journey, and our operators are able to facilitate most requests.


What is storage capacity like on my Coach?

It’s important to know how much luggage you can take with you, especially if you’re staying overnight or travelling longer distances.  Coaches tend to have large storage capacities underneath the vehicle, but it is worth asking your operator before booking your trip if you have special requirements.


What type of coaches do you have in Bristol?

Our coach operators come in all sizes, from national coach companies to smaller, family run businesses. The coaches each has will vary, and could include;


  • 16 seat minibus

  • 40 seat single deck bus

  • 49 seat coach

  • 53 seat coach

  • 55 seat Vintage bus

  • 71 seat coach

  • 74 seat double-deck bus

As a comparison site, our aim is to connect you with the best operator for your journey.

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