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UK & CONTINENTAL COACH TRAVEL

Visit us at 61 Clarence Street, Cheltenham, open Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm

Welcome to Marchants Coaches...

 

Established in 1948, Marchants is a family owned bus & coach company based in the Regency Spa town of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

 

We're passionate about our clients & delivering the highest levels of customer service with a team of dedicated, friendly & committed professional drivers, operations staff, engineers & cleaners.

 

Our uniformed drivers have enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) certificates, receive ongoing training in customer service, vehicle safety & driving standards. They are highly experienced & friendly, making your trip a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

 

We operate a modern & stylish fleet which includes 7 to 57 seat coaches in both standard & executive specification & 31 to 74 seat wheelchair accessible single & double deck buses.

 

Most importantly, our fleet undergo rigorous 6 weekly inspections to ensure they are at MOT standards at all times at our Prestbury Road Depot by IRTEC trained & experienced engineers.

 

Through our fleet replacement programme we are constantly renewing & refurbishing our vehicles, which boast prestigious models from Mercedes-Benz, Scania & Volvo.

 

 

New L Service Starting Monday 28th November 2022

 

 

For details of the replacement Stagecoach F service Mondays - Fridays, click here.

 

 

Bus & Coach Private Hire

 

We'd love to quote for your private hire requirements & can provide quotes for:

 

  • Airport & seaport transfers

  • Corporate travel

  • Educational trips & tours

  • European tours

  • Historical venues, museums & gardens days out etc.

  • Local transfers

  • Sporting events & concerts

  • Theatre & shopping trips

  • UK coach tours

  • Weddings & funerals

 

To contact us to discuss your private hire requirements, please Click Here.

 

 

Great Days Out With Marchants

 

We’ve a great selection of day excursion to choose from including air festivals & displays, Coronation Street Tour, historic houses & cities, Harry Potter Studio Tour, musicals, shopping and everyone’s favourite a day out at the seaside .

 

You can board your Marchants day excursion from convenient boarding points located in:

 

  • Bishops Cleeve*

  • Cheltenham

  • Churchdown*

  • Cirencester*

  • Gloucester

  • Tewkesbury*

  • Quedgeley*

 

*These bus stops are only available on selected Day Excursions.

 

Reserved seating is provided on all day trips – we find most people generally like to be near the front, so the earlier you book the better choice of seats you have!

 

It's easy to to book, either online now or by any of the the following ways:

 

  • Call: 01242 257714 & speak to our friendly travel advisors 

  • Visit: Marchants Travel Shop located at 61 Clarence Street, Cheltenham

  • Visit: Tourist Information Centres in Cirencester, Gloucester & Tewkesbury

 

 

Whether it's fun with the family, memory-making with mates or visiting somewhere new, travelling with National Express means you'll always get great value as well as first-class quality. National Express takes you to the heart of London and every major UK city, as well as a huge range of over 900 other destinations. And with transfer services to major UK airports including Birmingham, Bristol, Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester & Stansted, you can get to the departure lounge in comfort.

 

Coach tickets are available from our travel shop at 61 Clarence Street, Cheltenham, just a short 3 minute walk from the coach stop at the Royal Well Bus Station. Click here for details. 

 

 

There's never been a better time to move your career up a gear

by joining our driving team

 

 

 

Who are we looking for?

 

  • Coach Drivers (full time, part time & casual)

  • School Bus Drivers (part time, term time only)

  • Trainee Bus & Coach Drivers (car license required)

 

What can we offer you?

 

  • £12.60 per hour, Monday - Friday

  • £14.00 per hour, Saturday & Sunday

  • Weekly pay

  • Pension scheme

  • Company uniform

  • Free ongoing Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training

  • Free Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks & enrolment to update service

  • Free  Driver Medicals

  • Free  Digi-Card & renewals

  • Discounted travel on our U.K. & European coach holidays & day excursions including theatre trips, for you & your spouse/partner

 

If you have good customer skills, a smart appearance and are willing to work as part of a team, we'd love to hear from you! Click here for further information and to apply today!

 

 

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For service information plus weather related travel updates for our bus services,

news and offers on our day excursions, theatre trips and coach holidays

 

 

 

We're proud members of ....

 

 

The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) is the national trade association representing professional operators of buses, coaches and light rail systems. Visit: www.cpt-uk.org for further information.

 

 

The Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers with strong track records in business. They have been the voice of the town's business community for over a centuary. For further information visit: www.cheltenhamchamber.org.uk

 

Marchants are a Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT) approved centre for delivering Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC). 

 

For further information and to book your course, click here.

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Departure Date: 02/12/2022
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Departure Date: 04/12/2022
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Departure Date: 06/12/2022
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Departure Date: 07/12/2022
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Departure Date: 09/12/2022
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Departure Date: 10/12/2022
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Departure Date: 11/12/2022
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Departure Date: 14/12/2022
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Departure Date: 15/12/2022
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Marchants Coaches Ltd, 61 Clarence Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3LB
Tel No: 01242 257714
Company No: 2877739
VAT No: 618 4128 45

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