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Lucketts is a name you can trust for school transport.

Lucketts Travel has over 90 years of experience in the transport industry. We have extensive experience in working with school groups and universities to ensure that your educational trips meet the requirements of your class, with safety being our key priority.


With our vast fleet, we can offer school travel for primary, secondary and universities, providing support to your National Curriculum programme. Whether you’re organising large scale school trips, shuttle services or a school minibus hire – we have the solution for you!


We also undertake home-to-school services on behalf of schools, parent groups and also local authorities. We currently operate our own route network, called Solent Student Link designed specifically to serve independent schools in the Portsmouth area.


If you would like a copy of our Accreditation Pack, including insurances and VOSA operating licences, or for more information please call our sales team on 01329 242617 01329 242617 or email sales@lucketts.co.uk.

Why choose Lucketts for school coach hire?

  • Largest fleet in the region with a variety of vehicles including double decker buses
  • DVSA Earned Recognition status
  • Holders of the Confederation of Passenger Transports ‘Coach Marque’ award for service quality
  • Guild of British Coach Operators member, only open to coach operators who can demonstrate the highest standards of operations
  • All drivers are DBS checked
  • Seatbelts on all vehicles
  • Satellite tracking on all vehicles
  • 24/7 operations & emergency line
  • Specially adapted coaches able to carry up to 2 wheelchair passengers


Download our School Pack

Head over to National Express Transport Solutions to download our pack and get full information about all our transport services and offers available to schools

Off-peak school coach hire from £149

If you’re travelling weekdays between 9:30 am and 2:30 pm, take advantage of our great value off-peak coach hire rates available across the fleet. This price is based on a 53 seat coach and driver for 4 hours, travelling within a 20-mile radius. All vehicles are subject to availability and pick up and drop off times must be between 9:30 am and 2:30 pm.


If this works with your school travel plans, give us a call on 01329 242617 for an off-peak coach hire quote.

Safeguard you school coach hire budget

We know that school travel budgets can be tight and need to be maximised as much as possible. Whether your budget runs within the academic year, calendar year or financial year, you don’t want your remaining budget going to waste.


To help safeguard your leftover travel budget, we have set up a budget lodging scheme especially for schools. Find out more by calling one of our team on 01329 242617.

Book more, save more!

At Lucketts we understand that money for educational visits needs to be used wisely. We have the perfect solutions to help you utilise your budget by offering schools reduced rates if they book multiple trips or block book coaches.


This can be for any requirement from small groups to large scale trips.


The discounts available are:

  • 2-4 trips 10% discount
  • 5-9 trips 15% discount
  • 10+ trips price on application


To speak to a member of our team about this excellent school coach hire offer, please call or email us to get a quote today.

Flexible funding

Flexible funding allows schools to share the cost of school coach hire services with parents or partner schools. All you need to do is commit to paying the remainder of the cost at the end of the contracted period.


How does flexible funding work?


When a cost is agreed for the entire service/hire, we can then help you to develop a cost per journey that your students/students’ parents will need to pay.


A digital payment system is then set up which will be hosted online or via a mobile app. We will take care of all the admin for you; then once the contracted period is up, you will be invoiced for the remaining cost.


It’s a simple process and can save you lots of admin and paperwork!

School smart discount

If your school is located near one of our depots – you can make use of our Smart discount and save up to 50% on school coach hire when travelling between 9:30am and 2:30pm on weekdays.


We have depots across key areas within the UK, including Kent, London, Hampshire, Leicester, Reading, Birmingham, Bournemouth and Sussex. If your school is located near one of our depots, you might be able to get a discount on your school coach hires.


To find out if your school can make the most of our school smart discount, please get in touch with our team on 01329 242617.

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If you have any questions please email sales@lucketts.co.uk


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