The fastest (free) coach and minibus quotes. And the warmest, fuzziest feeling of supporting the UK’s local independent coach companies. What could be better?

Payment protection for online bookings

We’re confident that almost all of our bookings will run smoothly. But if for any reason your coach doesn’t arrive, we’ll happily refund your payment in full - that’s a promise! Make sure you book online to claim payment protection. See terms and conditions

Get a Quote...

Travelling from...
Travelling to...
Is this a one way trip?*

Making coach bookings a breeeeze since 2010

Welcome to the world of Coach Hire Comparison! We’re not just here to help you save money, time and hassle when planning your next coach or minibus journey. We’re here to champion the most eco-friendly form of road transport. And to help you support your local independent coach operators too. Sounds good? Good. It’s nice to be nice.

Find out how it works

Shocked coco illustration

Coach Hire Derby | Minibus Hire Prices in Derby

Visiting Derby

Sitting on the banks of the River Derwent, Derby sits comfortably between the Midlands (Birmingham) and the North-East (Sheffield), a short drive from both Burton upon Trent and Loughborough. Derby, which likes to be known as the most central in the UK, is steeped in history, with the thriving silk trade of the 18th century lending it an important place in England’s industrial revolution. The town was also originally settled by Romans, so enjoys a wealth of potential for history buffs.

As Derby is rather compact (indeed, it only earned city status in 1977), it is also far less intimidating than a lot of major English cities, but that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty to keep visitors occupied. Scale the Heights of Abraham by cable car and discover one of the region’s most unique hilltop parks, complete with cavern tours, fossil exhibitions and more. Or head to the Derby Silk Mill museum and experience the trade that made the city famous.

Sports fans, meanwhile have the world-famous Donington Park nearby and Pride Park Stadium,  home of Derby County FC. The ‘central city’ also enjoys extensive transport links with the rest of the country, which makes it an ideal launchpad destination for a full tour of the UK.

Our coach and minibus operators know Derby well. Here are some popular coach pick up locations to inspire your trip:

Derby Museum and Art Gallery
The Strand

Heights of Abraham
Dale Road
Matlock Bath

Derby Market Hall
Tennant Street

Donington Park
Castle Donington
DE74 2RP

Derby Silk Mill
19 Full Street

Coach Hire Derby

If you’re planning a coach trip to or from Derby or the Derbyshire area then we can help you get where you need to go by putting you in touch with one of over 195 trusted and reliable coach operators. The three-stage process is remarkably straightforward: Enter your information and the details of your trip; wait just a few minutes for our team to respond with up to 4 quotes; choose the quote that best suits your needs and book your coach online. The quotes you receive will outline not only the price of the package on offer, but a full specification breakdown and images of the vehicle you’re potentially booking.

Travelling by coach boasts a greater degree of comfort than other transport options and also allows a lot more space. Our operators can offer a range of vehicles, suitable for any journey length or group size. From double-decker deluxe coaches with reclining seats and bathrooms, seating over 70 people, to smaller, single tier coaches, there is plenty to choose from. The one thing uniting all of our operators, and all of their coaches, however, is quality, comfort and reliability.

Minibus Hire Derby

Planning a trip to Derby, but feeling like a coach might be a little too substantial for your requirements? Look no further than our minibus hire comparison network, which runs parallel to our coach hire system. A minibus is an ideal option for inner-city travel, as they are more compact and easier to handle. Our operators also deal with minibuses that can comfortably hold up to 30 people, so even if you are travelling with a larger group, it might be an option to seriously consider.

You should also rest easy in the knowledge that you’re getting the best price possible as we don’t take a commission. All of our operators pay a monthly membership fee in order to be a part of our trusted network, so you know you’re working with businesses that believe in their service. The companies we work with, many of them doubling as coach and minibus operators, supply only the best, high-quality vehicles with state-of-the-art features and drivers with a deep and comprehensive knowledge of the roads in and around Derby.

Shocked coco illustration

Coach Hire Comparison has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 from 1178 reviews.

Diane Jones, Birmingham

Fri 19 Aug 2022

"I found the site easy to use, the operator responded quciky and were very helpful"

Diane Carnell, Barnsley

Fri 19 Aug 2022

"Very good service quick and easy excellent result"

Letom Ngaage, Leeds

Thu 18 Aug 2022

"Very straight forward and saved me so much money!"

Read our reviews

Trusted Travel Reviews

Three simple steps to coach hire happiness

Let us know where you’re going

Complete a quick form with your journey information, and we’ll whizz your request out to our trusted coach and minibus operators so they can prepare their best quotes.

Sit back and wait for your quotes

You’ll receive a selection of quotes from up to four of our independent coach partners… and they’ll include information on their vehicles too so you can pick your chariot of choice.

Make a cuppa then make your choice

Login to your own little dashboard and review the different quotes. Then place your booking through Coach Hire Comparison and make your local coach company all weak at the knees.

Get your quote now
Here’s a short video to explain the process... How it works
213 Live coach operators
Vehicles across the UK
3436 Quotes sent in the last 7 days
948 Bookings made in the last 30 days

How we can help



There is always plenty going on in Derby and there are always reasons to visit. If you are planning one soon and have a large group in tow, we can point you in the right direction in minutes. We can also put you in touch with operators who will transport groups to and from Donington Park Raceway, which is particularly handy in June, when the annual Download music festival comes to town.

Airport Transfers

Airport Transfers

With East Midlands airport just a 30-minute drive south of the city, our operators are perfectly placed to offer group transportation to and from the airport. So, whether you have a large group holiday planned, or simply have a lot of luggage, we’ll be happy to arrange airport transfers for you and your family.



When the big day rolls around and you and your partner decide to tie the knot, the last thing you want to be stressing over is whether or not the grandparents know where they’re going or how they’re going to get there. Our operators work with a range of vehicles, ranging from double-decker coaches to executive minibuses, so we can help your guests get to the church on time and find their way to the reception afterwards in time for the first dance.

School Trips

School Trips

Reliability and trust are the two primary concerns of any teacher when arranging transportation for a school trip. Thankfully, all 190+ of our fully vetted operators can guarantee you a level of reliability that will keep the transportation to the field trip and back to the school at the very back of your mind. When you use our comparison tool, we’ll send you several quotes so you can also base your decision on affordability.



Our operators also cater to business travel, so can offer transport to and from your office for all employees, regardless of your requirements. Business trips to see clients, conference transport and even Christmas parties and team building days are all catered for and with our quick and simple quotation system, you should be able to find a company and a deal that aligns perfectly with your own business practices.

THE BEST COACH HIRE PRICES. The fastest (free) coach and minibus quotes. And the warmest, fuzziest feeling of supporting the UK’s local independent coach companies. What could be better?