At Bennetts we pride ourselves in providing our customers with the latest state-of-the-art coaches, redefining the standard coach travel to give our customers an enjoyable experience in luxurious travel.  We do this by continuously re-investing in the company.

Should you require a particular size coach for private hire, or if you would like to request a 3-point belt system for a school trip, you can view all that we offer listed on the ‘Fleet Details’ page.

Any trip is a special occasion, unique to each customer and we believe that the quality you experience through our coaches and drivers will bring you back to us. We highly recommend the executive vehicles if you’re looking for that extra comfort and style.  Travel with Bennetts and experience for yourself our field of expertise with our exceptional drivers!

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Environmentally Friendly

Heavy vehicles, both goods and passenger, operating within Europe now have to conform to the European Emission regulations which have been progressively developed in terms of stringency over the past decade.  All our coaches are constructed to a minimum of Euro 5 levels and, indeed, our newest purchases all meet the latest Euro 6 level.  Not only does this ensure that emissions are at the lowest level achievable by current engineering practices, but it also ensures that our vehicles can have unimpeded access in to the London Emission Zone if required and also future proofs the service should any local Emission Zones be introduced.

Luxury

As well as offering environmentally friendly engines, our coaches provide customers with a luxury in coach travel that they may not yet had the delight to experience. Travelling on an executive Mercedes-Benz coach offers comfort not just in your seat, it’s more than that, it’s having state of the art air conditioning, an on-board toilet, sound systems, a DVD player, a fridge and double-glazed panoramic windows which reduce noise levels for our customers.  Altogether, it means a luxurious journey on a Bennetts Coach, adding additional value to your trip, leaving you relaxed and fresh to enjoy your trip.

Disabled Access

We have one 47 – seater coach with a 1 wheelchair space that locks the wheelchair into position for travelling. There is ramp access to lift the wheelchair and user up in to the coach.

If you would like to book this coach for wheelchair access, please provide us with the make and model of the wheelchair in order for us to check its compatibility. Please note the ramp is for the wheelchair and user only and cannot be used for standing passengers.

Traffilog

As you would expect with a modern fleet, all of our coaches are equipped with the latest safety technology giving customers extra security and peace of mind.

All of the vehicles within our fleet are fitted with Traffilog as standard.  Traffilog is a satellite tracking device and fleet management system that allows us to locate the vehicles at any given point in time.  It provides real-time alerts and periodic reporting.  Traffilog monitors driver efficiency and highlights periods of idling.  Driver behaviour, such as harsh braking, harsh acceleration and harsh cornering all lead to increased fuel consumption.  This information is fed back to drivers on a regular basis for continual improvement.

Safety

We are proud to have consistently been awarded the highest 6* rating by BUSK, a school scheme aimed at safety and compliance which was established to improve the safety of school children while in transit.  As their web-site reveals, few coach operators have achieved accreditation, and our membership of the scheme may be taken as an indication of our commitment to passenger safety. Visit the BUSK website here.

We also work closely with Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership supporting their Safe & Social Driving Campaign.

We have a long standing and loyal team of mechanics who have won numerous awards for their skills, devoting their time to looking after our fleet, ensuring that regular servicing and maintenance is achieved.  Safety is always at the forefront of everything they do.

Drivers

Our friendly, experienced drivers all wear the latest corporate uniform adding to the arrival and departure experience of our customers.  All of our drivers are employed either on a full-time or part-time basis by us.  We do not use locum/agency drivers.  All drivers, as well as our head office staff, have enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service checks.

Drug/Alcohol Testing

In addition to this, all employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing. Bennetts has also heavily invested in a breath-testing device called Alcolock, which once installed on a vehicle means the driver has to breathe into the device and be cleared of any drugs/alcohol before they can even start the vehicle.

Experience

Ultimately, we know that our customers want the best and sometimes you have to pay that little bit extra to ensure that the experience is an exceptional one. When looking to book a coach, remember Bennetts Coaches holds your safety in high regard but also ensures a luxurious experience to add to your special trip!

Additionally, our highly experienced and helpful office staff are keen to ensure the booking of your coach is a smooth and straightforward experience right from the outset. To receive a quote please send us the details here.

VIP Travel

We are delighted to work with Gloucester Rugby Football Club and Hartpury RFC transporting team players to their Premier and Championship League away games.

Our VIP vehicles are fitted with air-conditioning, luxurious full size reclining seats, tables, Wi-Fi, USB and plug sockets, as well as having an on-board washroom with toilet facilities and hot drinks making facilities.

Our VIP vehicles offer the ultimate in comfort, style and luxury and are available to hire at a very reasonable rate, so why not make your next journey extra special by hiring one of our VIP coaches.