For the past 50 years, we have helped teachers plan and organise a variety of school trips; from educational days out and summer adventures to European city breaks and ski trips. School coach hire is the perfect choice for school visits.
At The Kings Ferry we believe school trips can be the ultimate learning experience. For the past 50 years, we have helped teachers plan and organise a variety of school trips; from educational days out and summer adventures to European city breaks and ski trips. School coach hire is the perfect choice for school visits.
Why Choose Us for School Coach Hire
We offer great value school coach hire without compromising on quality. Many operators have no hesitation about providing low specification, ageing vehicles for school visits. With us, you have complete peace of mind that you will receive a state of the art vehicle with the highest of safety standards and a coach hire experience with excellent customer service.
Our fleet of modern vehicles range from 16-seats to 77-seats and vary in luxury. We have standard, executive and VIP coaches available for hire. All our coaches are fitted with seat belts as well as air conditioning, reclining seats and tinted windows. Our executive vehicles are the most popular hire for school trips as they include a toilet, drinks facility and refrigerator. Whether you are a class of 16 or an academy of 800, we provide coach hire for schools no matter the scale.
“We had a brilliant day out with 48 students to the Harry Potter Tour. School trips can be stressful but it went without a hitch! Will be using Kings Ferry again.” – Sarah Taylor
“We had 2 coaches driving our Year 5 class to Kew Gardens. They arrived promptly and we had a very good experience with this company.” – Hilly Bryde, Honeywell Primary School
Keeping Your Students Safe
Safety is of paramount importance to us. As one of our five company values, safety resonates throughout every aspect of our business.
For peace of mind, we have a strict in-house maintenance programme. Each vehicle undergoes regular safety inspections, including a ‘first use’ inspection every morning before departure. To further enhance the safety of our coaches, we have invested in the latest on-board technology to give teachers and parents added reassurance.
Our on-board vehicle tracking technology allows you to see the location of your vehicle in real time. Alcolocks are fitted on every vehicle, requiring drivers to have zero alcohol in their system in order to start the vehicle. Lytx DriveCam technology allows us to proactively monitor driving standards, in addition to the CCTV cameras installed.
Our drivers are the pride of our company. They are well-trained, uniformed and are provided with high quality back-up at our bases around the UK. Driver records are meticulously maintained and monitored to the complete satisfaction of the authorities. All of our drivers are also DBS checked as part of our comprehensive driver recruitment process.
Save on Coaches for School Trips
We understand that money doesn’t grow on trees and that travel budgets can be restricting. So we have generated some fantastic offers that enable you to save on your coach hire.
Discounted Ticket & Travel Packages
As the UK’s leading coach operator, we have partnered up with Merlin Entertainments to bring you some fantastic school packages. As a Merlin preferred partner, we have access to heavily discounted entrance fees that we pass onto you through our ticket and travel packages. You can enjoy savings of up to 35% off – and what’s more teachers go free!
Whether you are taking your class to Madame Tussauds or the entire school to Thorpe Park, save money when booking your tickets and travel through us.
Do You Fit ‘In-Between’?
You can save over 50% on school trips if you fit ‘in-between’. If you’re a London-based school wanting to hire a coach within the M25 area, you could benefit from this offer. Our commuter coaches are based at Millwall in-between our daily outbound and return commuter journey and are ready to be utilised. If you can be picked up after 0915 and dropped back by 1515, get in touch to find out how much you could save!
Book More, Save More
Our fantastic Book More Save More promotion allows you to block book coaches or book multiple trips and make savings of up to 15% on your school coach hire. If you book 2-4 trips, we’ll give you 10% off. If you book 5-9 trips, we’ll give you 15% off. If you are looking to book more than 10 trips the saving will be determined on application.
How to Book Coach Hire for School Trips
Our team of in-house travel consultants are fully experienced in school coach hire. They will be with you every step of the way. From the moment you enquire with us to the time we drop you off, we always endeavour to go the extra mile.