Richmond's Coaches - private hire, luxury coaches and long distance specialists

Richmond's Coaches has been established since 1946 and are one of the leading coach hire companies in the Southeast of England

Richmond's Coaches is one of the leading coach hire companies in the Southeast of England. A member of the elite Guild of British Coach Operators, Richmond’s have built their reputation on providing a quality service second to none.

Originally founded in 1946 by Harold V. Richmond the company takes great pride by still being owned, managed and operated by the Richmond family. Today the fleet contains 25 modern, powerful, luxury coaches of varying sizes and specifications to suit customers' individual requirements. Our fleet is available for any private hire from a local single journey, full day hires or long distance coach tours across the UK and Europe lasting in excess of a month. Our modern fleet is maintained by our own specialist technicians in our extensive modern workshops to ensure total safety and reliability.

Location

Location map showing Richmond's Coaches on the border of Cambridgeshire and EssexWe are located in a prime site of North Hertfordshire on the border of Cambridgeshire and Essex. We have excellent road links with the motorway network, being 12 miles south of Cambridge and 36 miles north of Central London. We are close to Stansted and Luton airports, and are able to easily access Heathrow, Gatwick and London City Airports. We are also easily accessible to the ports of Harwich, Tilbury, Dover and Southampton.

Coaches

We offer a wide range of coaches, seating capacities available are 16, 25, 38, 49, 53, and 79. As standard all coaches are air conditioned, and have reclining seats with extended legroom fitted with either lap belts or 3 point seat belts. The windows are double glazed and tinted with full draw curtains. As standard all coaches have radio/CD with public address system. Many of our coaches also have independent oil fired central heating systems.

Additionally the following on board features can be requested including toilet/washroom, DVD player with monitors, hot drinks facilities, fridge for cold drinks and tables.

We would welcome the opportunity to show you around our premises and fleet, and would be delighted to arrange an appointment so that we can ensure the relevant vehicles are present for you to view.

Drivers

Our team of professional drivers are uniformed and have many years of experience dealing with different types of groups from students to Diplomats. We can provide the ideal solution from small group travel to multi coach conference work for up to 1000 delegates. Each of our drivers undergoes regular refresher training in customer care and safety, responsible driving, and changes in legislation. All drivers hold an enhanced CRB check.

The team of staff

The management team consists of David Richmond and Michael Richmond (the sons of the Founder), Andrew Richmond, Rick Ellis, Craig Ellis and Natalie Richmond.

The office team consists of Lynda, Rita, Michelle, and Diane backed up by our Accountant Ray Waldock.

Our technicians led by Chief Engineer Steve Legate maintain our fleet of modern coaches to a high standard in our own specialist workshops to ensure total safety and reliability.

Our team of coach valeters led by our Yard Foreman David Howes ensures that when you hire one of our coaches it has been fully prepared to our gleaming standards before the coach leaves our premises

Environmental

 All our coaches are specified with the lowest emission target available at the time of purchase. We therefore have one of the cleanest coach fleets in the Southeast, with the whole fleet eligible to travel in the London Low Emission Zone (LEZ).

We manage unnecessary noise and fuel pollution by limited our engine’s idling time to a maximum of 5 minutes whilst stationary.

Services

In addition to coach hire we can help with tour planning or assist with those extras that are sometimes needed.

We can supply on request tour escorts and city guides or airport meet and greet staff. We can also arrange hotel accommodation, meals, sea crossings by ferry or tunnel, theatre tickets, and tickets for other attractions.

Read more about our history

If you are interested in the history of our company we have for sale copies of our book, written by Paul Carter "Richmond's Coaches Sixty Years of Service" which are on sale for £15, free postage, all proceeds go to charity. Contact us to place an order.

Richmonds coach on the streets of Cambridge

Our History

Front cover of the book, Richmond's Coaches Sixty Years of Service

Read about the history of our company in our book, "Richmond's Coaches Sixty Years of Service", written by Paul Carter. Available now for £15, free postage, all proceeds go to charity.

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