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Quality coach hire since 1945

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About Us

Our journey started in 1945, when Ted Scotland and Bob Bates bought a Charabanc to transport farm workers to surrounding fields. This quickly progressed into school transport for the local children as a way to safely deliver them to and from the classroom. By 1950, we were transporting private passengers across the country for leisure purposes – the start of Scotland & Bates.

Today, we boast an extensive fleet of high-quality coaches, from luxury, executive travel and school transport to comfortable day travel and convenient midi-coach hire for smaller groups, we have you covered. With an impressive number of coaches being CoachMarque Quality Assured, you’re always guaranteed quality service.

As a trusted coach hire company, we’re members of both Simply Safe and Benchmark and The Confederation of Passenger Transport UK. As such, we’re always provided with the most current technical and operational advice, as well as being fully approved to safely transport children to and from school – so you’ll always be in safe and reliable hands with Scotland & Bates.

We pride ourselves on delivering first class service and high-quality coach hire to customers throughout Ashford, Maidstone, Royal Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding areas. As a family-run business, we understand the importance of a personalised service, endeavouring to make every journey as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

If you’d like to learn more about how Scotland & Bates can help you, get in touch with a member of our knowledgeable, professional team today – you can count on us to deliver an excellent service every single time.

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    Quality coach travel that you can trust

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    Our modern fleet are CoachMarque approved

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    We’re safety and legally compliant

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    Fully-equipped to ensure a smooth ride


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