General Coach Hire

We specialise in all fields of coach hire and can help any request. Whether you're planning a school trip or a group excursion, safety and high quality service are paramount. At JH Coaches, we provide personal, quality coach hire services to suit your requirements. We offer a wide range of vehicles, from minibuses to double-deck coaches which are regularly serviced and kept in excellent condition for your comfort and safety. Our drivers are highly skilled, experienced and DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) enhanced level checked. 16-89 seat, single-deck and double-deck coaches.  Fleet of minibuses for smaller group travel. Trailers available for camping and musical groups. Corporate dining-style coaches with tables. Well maintained modern coaches.

Coach Hire examples

Days at the races 

School Travel

Concerts, Festivals

Educational Visits

Theme Parks, Zoos

Weddings, Funerals

Sports Events

European Travel

Here is a detailed list of the coach hire we operate... 

  • Educational Transport (Historical, Geographical, War Time, Religious trips & Pilgrims, Cultural Visits)

  • School Work (Swimming runs, Home to School contracts, shuttle runs, School Trips)

  • Sporting Events (Sports Teams, Away Days Support, Park & Ride, European Travel)

  • University Transport (freshers, Proms, educational trips, European travel)

  • European Travel

  • Festivals, Theatre, Concerts

  • Day excursions, Short Breaks,

  • Theme Parks & Zoos,

  • Park and Ride

  • College transport

  • Conference & Corporate Travel, training transport

  • Stags & Hens

  • Special Occasions (Anniversaries, Birthdays, Weddings, Funerals)

  • Club Transport (Working men clubs, U3A, Freemasons)

Sports Events

At JH Coaches, we offer a quality coach hire service for sporting events throughout the UK. If you're planning a trip to a football match or a day at the races, we'll have the right package for you. We have a fleet of well-maintained minibuses and coaches to suit your requirements. Our drivers are highly qualified and experienced, so you can rest assured that you'll get to your destination safely and on time. We have experience in all types of sports transportation, such as the following...

  • Aways Day Travel

  • Provide Transportation for ALS Magazine (SAFC Fan Group)

  • Park and Ride Service (takes safc supporters too and from match)

  • Team Coach (South Shields FC, Blyth Spartans FC)

  • UK & European Rugby Tours 

  • UK GB Ultimate Frisbee Team European Fixtures

  • School Sports Transport UK & European 

  • European Athletics Team Chamionships (Shuttle Runs -2013)

European Travel

Are you planning a holiday trip to Europe? At JH Coaches, we offer a quality coach and minibus hire service tailored to your requirements. With our vast fleet of well-maintained vehicles we're sure to be able to provide the right one for your journey. Our highly qualified and experienced driver will make sure you'll arrive at your destination safely and on time. With our wealth of experience, we offer an additional travel arrangements service, so you don't need to worry about details of your trip. We'll book venues and admissions for you, organise hotel accommodation, book and manage the ferry crossings and even organise refreshments.We have experience in all types of sports transportation, such as the following...

  • School Ski Tour 

  • European Rugby Tours

  • Educational Trips  (Normandy, War Time etc)

  • Cultural & Religious Pilgrims 

  • Sports Tours (GB Ultimate Frisbee Team)

  • Scout Group Tours

Corporate & Business Travel 

JH Coaches specialise in business travel and offers a wide range of corporate coach hire services. If you require transportation for your employees or clients to a meeting, event or conference, we will organise and provide coaches to suit your needs. For companies that require regular transportation, we can plan and schedule the arrangements on your behalf.  We offer a professional service at very competitive rates. We have experience in all types of  corporate & business transportation, such as the following...

  • Doxford Park, Park & Ride Service 

  • Hays Travel Christmas Party

  • Virgin Money Sage Conference 

  • Factory/Tour Transport for Training Purposes


School Travel

Are you planning a school trip? At JH Coaches, we offer professional school travel services for a wide variety of destinations. From museum visits to foreign exchange holidays, you can rest assured the children will have a safe and pleasurable journey. Safety is of paramount importance to us, that's why our vehicles undergo stringent safety checks before each journey. Our drivers are highly qualified and experienced and in addition to their PCV license they are all regularly CRB checked.


What we offer...


- School trips and museum visits

- Theatre trips

- Foreign exchange holidays

- UK and European travel

- Educational trips

- Regular school morning and afternoon transport

- Regular school swimming transport

- Journey planning and school travel arrangements - 


Contact us for more information about how we can tailor our services to meet your requirements.


As an additional service, we offer help with your travel arrangements. Apart from providing transport, we can book venues and admissions for you, organise hotel accommodation and arrange refreshments. If the trip is overseas, we'll book and manage the ferry crossings so you don't need to worry about it.


We are one of the main providers of contracted school transport in the Tyne & Wear area, we pride ourselves on being cost effective whilst providing a high standard of coaches and excellent customer service. If you would like to discuss your contracted school transport, just give us a call.


Dedicated Disabled Access

We want to make sure all of our customers have easily accessible travel and therefore we have applied a lot of extra attention to make sure our Fleet have added features to tend to all our customers. One aspect we pay special attention to is our DDA (Dedicated Disabled Access). That's why our bus fleet and a select few from our coach fleet have DDA to ensure anyone who has physical difficulties can access the bus or coach. We do reiterate the difference between our bus and coaches as buses are usually intended for shorter journeys, whereby access is optimised and rudimentary seating in usually in place with limited leg room. Whilst coaches are usually intended for longer distance travel with added comfort. As seen in our header picture above!


With that being said our Dedicated Disabled Access Executive Coach is a Caetano Levante with 46 seats available when a wheelchair is stored (or 48 seats without). The executive coach has a wheelchair lift with a safe working load of 300kg. This is to include the wheelchair and occupant plus an assistant. However the vehicle is designed to carry a reference wheelchair. You will need to make sure that your wheelchair complies with the dimension set out in the diagram, to ensure correct and safe carriage. It also essential that it is a model which can be securely restrained in the coach. To make sure accessibility is easy on board the toilet has been purposely fitted to the rear of the saloon therefore no stairs need to be used to access the toilet. Furthermore this Executive Coach still has everything you would expect from our executive range including reclining seats, curtains, carpets and an on board Media player with TVs etc. As seen in the pictures.


Whilst alternatively our Bus Fleet have specified hydraulics, fitted with ramps or lifts to lower the entrance of the bus in accordance with the ground outside. Therefore the wheelchair can be either raised up though a lift or pushed up on a ramp to easily access the bus.