Guild Member: Reays Coaches Ltd

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Reays Coaches are an award-winning family-run luxury transport business that combines 21st century technology with a good old-fashioned personal touch.

The company’s modern new headquarters at Wigton in Cumbria are only 15 minutes from the M6 linking England with Scotland and just 30 minutes from Keswick in the beautiful Lake District.

The business was established in 1985 and continues to grow thanks to the commitment of the Reay family and their reputation for quality and reliability – always at competitive prices. Reays Coaches are also renowned for providing the very best in luxury coach travel, whilst offering the latest in safety and comfort.

Every vehicle in the fleet is routinely inspected and maintained by the firm’s own team of skilled technicians in the fully-equipped purpose-built premises at Wigton. Safety is of paramount importance and when a Reays coach arrives, it will be in perfect condition as well as being beautifully presented, cleaned and valeted.

More than £1 million a year is spent on new coaches to constantly upgrade the fleet but investment in people is equally important and a team of highly-skilled and trained staff has been built up.

The company also boasts the latest technology to give passengers a fully modern service. Coaches have GPS tracking systems so we know where coaches are 365 days a year, anywhere in the UK and Europe. Many coaches have WiFi, freeview TV, charging points, 240V plugs and some even have fully fitted kitchens.

Each of Reays’ smartly-dressed drivers goes through a tough selection procedure to ensure that only those with the required experience, professionalism and courtesy are employed.

Reays Coaches have become a major national player in the transport industry, operating holiday tours for some of largest tour operators in the world, both incoming UK tourists and outgoing into Europe. It also specialises in corporate business travel, package holidays for private groups, sporting events, weddings parties, airport and seaport connections or just a good old night out.


Reays have bases in Wigton (Head Office), Penrith and Egremont, Cumbria. We are able to pick-up throughout Cumbria, the North of England, and the South of Scotland


  • Executive 49-61 seats
  • High capacity 70 seats
  • Midi 22-33 seats
  • Mini 8-16 seats
A Reays coach A Reays minibus A Reays coach


Private Hire

At Reays we pride ourselves in our excellent track record of customer care, reliability, professionalism, quality of coach and driver that we send to you.

Although we endeavour to offer the most competitive prices for the hire of our coaches, they do reflect the service that we provide, all of which we regularly monitor to ensure our levels are maintained. You can be sure that your coach will arrive in an immaculate condition with a fully uniformed driver.

All our coaches are maintained to the highest safety standards, at our in house state of the art workshops.

We cater for the following private groups:

  • Local group outing to places of interest
  • Outing to theme parks
  • Shopping trips
  • Hen and Stag Nights
  • Return travel to local night clubs
  • Nights out to UK top night spots with stay over or next day return
  • Corporate Events
  • Lakes Tours
  • Mystery Tours
  • Birthday Celebrations
  • Weddings
  • Discrete VIP Service
  • Airport transfers
  • Seaport transfers
  • Sporting Events

In the past we have transported many celebrities and VIP's to their destinations. Our service is confidential and discrete.

Sports Travel

Trying to organise a day out or weekend break? Let us help you with your travel arrangements. We transport thousands of passengers to sporting events all over Great Britain and Europe, and provide team coaches for Burnley FC, Carlisle United, Accrington Stanley, Fleetwood Town, Morecambe FC, Blackpool FC and many local sports teams:

  • Football and Rugby Club Fixture List
  • A Corporate Race Day
  • Motor Sporting Events
  • Golfing Tours
  • Bowling Club Tours
  • Supporters Transport

As well as providing transport for you, we can offer competitive quotes for your hotel and ferry requirements.

Corporate VIP

When it comes to luxury travel for your passengers, VIP’s, players, officials or very special guests Reays have a vehicle to help you wile away the long hours on the road.

Our fleet of executive coaches are the most modern fleet of vehicles in the north of England; fully-equipped with the latest technology and top-of-the-range facilities to guarantee your comfort and safety on every trip.

Of course comfort and safety is always our number one priority, so all our vehicles are fitted with the latest technology and routinely inspected and maintained by our team of skilled technicians in our purpose-built headquarters at Wigton in Cumbria, which is only 15 minutes from the M6.

From 16 seater Mini coaches to Premiership Class VIP coaches and Executive Cars we can assist all your passengers transport requirements.

VIP Mini coaches provide a very comfortable journey for a small group of people, with enough luggage space for cases and Golf clubs!

Our Premiership and Corporate Class VIP coaches are hospitality on the move. Leather-seats with extra leg space, tables, food and drinks facilities and of course a toilet ensure that everyone arrives feeling relaxed and fresh.

We will transport you in style by offering everything you could wish for, from fully-operational kitchen kitchens to climate-control.

Every coach is driven by an experienced, designated team driver in smart corporate uniform, who can anticipate and cater for all your needs.

The highly-professional package is designed to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for our passengers.

School Travel

We have dedicated coaches bespoke to school operations i.e. home to school transport, day trips and full packages for your next adventure or skiing holiday both in the UK and Europe.

Safety of all our passengers is of paramount importance to Reays Coaches, but when it comes to young children then the care needs to be extra special!

Our team of dedicated drivers have completed a safety awareness training course, this is in addition to the skills required to obtain a PCV licence, and have been successfully CRB cleared to give additional peace of mind.

We can offer 70 seater coaches, which is very cost effective. Because of its seating capacity, you can now take two classrooms away at a very reasonable price. This vehicle is the same size as a normal coach giving you the ability to travel to destinations where you can’t go with a double decker coach. It is fitted with a three and two seat configuration, all with three point seat belts and tested to the latest safety standards.

Although we endeavour to offer the most competitive prices for the hire of our coaches, they do reflect the service that we provide, all of which we regularly monitor to ensure our levels are maintained.

So give us a call and receive a no obligation quotation, whether your requirements are for a local outing for the class or an extra special school vacation full of adventure activities, sightseeing or skiing.

UK & European Holidays

We visit every corner of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales – and venture into Europe.

We stay for a single night, a weekend or more than a week. There's something to suit everyone's schedule and budget, all with luxury return coach transport and accommodation arranged for you.

Take a seaside break to Scarborough, go sight-seeing in Pitlochry and the Cairngorms. Shop until your feet hurt in cities like Liverpool, Glasgow and London. We offer superb trips to Lake Como in Italy, to see the Rhine in Flames, Germany and the famous European Christmas Markets. Celebrate Christmas in Scotland or amaze and delight the children with New Year at Disney.

Visit some of the most iconic events on the UK & Europe's sporting calendar. The F1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone is among our most popular, offering high drama on the track and total relaxation back at your hotel.

Whatever you prefer, let us take the hassle out of holidaying abroad. Local pick-ups, luxury coach travel and excellent hotels all come as part of your package. Now just sit back and enjoy your hols.

Day Trips & Concerts

Whatever your interest, Reays have a day trip to suit you and your family or friends; from shopping trips to Manchester, Glasgow & Leeds, visits to Chester Zoo, Blackpool and Beamish and family days out to Lightwater Valley and Old Trafford.

We've also got exclusive access to the hottest tickets to see some of the world's greatest performers and shows live at the UK's top indoor venues or open air summer extravaganzas. How about S Club 7, Olly Murs or One Direction in Newcastle or Manchester? What's more, we'll take you there and get you home as part of our tickets plus transport deal.

Learn more about Reays Coaches on our company website.

Reays Coaches Ltd

An Reays Coaches Ltd Coach

Reays Coaches Ltd,
Strawberry Fields,
Syke Park,
CA7 9EZ, England

Telephone: +44(0)16973 49999

Fax: +44 (0)16973 49977


Reays specials:

  • Accommodation booking service
  • Executive coaches
  • People carriers
  • Seat belts
  • Air conditioned coaches
  • DVD or video players
  • Food preparation/serving on board
  • High capacity school coaches
  • Toilets
  • NO Wheelchair access coaches
  • School parties
  • WiFi

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