At Lucketts Travel, we are the experts in Private Coach Hire for you and your group.
Based in Fareham, Hampshire, Lucketts Travel is the leading coach operator in the South of England, providing luxury coach hire for businesses, schools and social groups. You can hire a vehicle from our fleet of over 160 modern coaches, buses and people carriers on a day rate or contract basis. Our vast fleet is the largest in the region, enabling us to deliver unrivalled flexibility to meet your needs.
Established in 1926, we’ve been operating for over 90 years, and have extensive experience providing timely, practical and efficient service to tens of thousands of customers.
We also run an award-winning holiday and day excursion programme visiting a range of exciting destinations throughout Britain and Europe. Visit our about us page to learn more about our business.
Coach hire for any occasion
It doesn’t matter why you’re embarking on coach hire in Hampshire; you can guarantee we have the experience to meet your needs. With over 90 years in the industry, we have embarked on trips for a wide range of reasons including –
- Travel to events such as football matches
- School trips or general home-to-school hire
- Business and executive events
- Workplace transport
- Personal outings
Our in-house agents
Our professional team of dedicated in-house coach hire specialists are tasked with ensuring that your coach hire experience goes without a hitch. With a live booking system and access to over 900 compliant coach operators nationwide, your travel specialist will be able to advise you on the best UK coach hire option for your group, no matter the scale.
Our fleet of over 160 vehicles means that we have a coach suitable for every occasion you could desire. From large-scale school trips to small family getaways; we have a coach to cover your needs.
Our fleet includes a wide range of vehicle sizes such as –
- Double-deck buses with 74 seats
- Modern coaches with up to 70 seats
- Luxury VIP coach with 36 seats
- 35 seater midi coaches
- 29 seater midi coaches
- 19 seater minibuses
- 16 seater minibuses
We can also arrange multiple coach solutions if your party exceeds 74, making Lucketts your one-stop shop for coach hire in Hampshire and surrounding areas.
Quality and Safety
Of course, our high standards of quality and safety wouldn’t be possible without a fantastic team behind us. Our fleet of over 380 drivers is the best in the industry. That’s something we guarantee by making sure that every single one of our drivers is –
- DBS checked
- Trained in-house for the duration of their time with us
- Adhering to EU regulations for driving hours
Each member of our driving team also has experience in a wide range of coach trip needs, guaranteeing coach hire Hampshire that you can rely on.
Safety is a top priority for our Hampshire coach hire and is something we pride ourselves on, so much so that we have won various safety-based accolades. We understand that you need to feel 100% at ease during every step of your coach trip. This is something we ensure in part by training our drivers to the highest possible safety standards.
Our vehicles, too, undergo rigorous safety checks, including an extensive preventative maintenance program every 35 days or less. This is carried out by our award-winning in-house engineers for ease of the process and guaranteed results. We also offer the latest in onboard technology, including hands-free communication and real-time satellite tracking. As if that weren’t enough to put you at ease, we will provide 24-hour breakdown coverage should the worst happen while you’re on the road.
Accessibility and onboard safety
We also value inclusivity here at Lucketts, which is why also offer Hampshire coach hire selections with wheelchair and disability access. If you let us know beforehand, we’re able to store wheelchairs of up to 20kg as long as they break into separate parts.
With a week’s notice, we can also account for onboard wheelchairs as long as –
- Combined wheelchair/passenger weight is no more than 300kg
- Batteries are dry cell only
- Seat belt requirements are still met
We also allow for hand-held personal oxygen supplies, though do note that ferry carriers and others may not hold the same policy, so do check before arrival. In the case of assistance dogs, allowances can also be made, though note that there may be additional foul charges, or extra costs if the dog cannot sit at its owner’s feet. Note, too, that our drivers are not able to offer specialist disability services including –
- Help with eating or personal hygiene
- Medical services such as injections or other care requirements
- Assistance getting on and off the coach.
FIND OUT MORE
Alternatively, if you are looking for a longer-term, bespoke or complex coach hire solution, contact us today and we’ll be happy to arrange a meeting at a time and location of your convenience to discuss your requirements.