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Barnes Coaches Ltd

Unit E Woodside Road South Marston Park Swindon Swindon


With 90 years experience Barnes Coaches are the largest and most modern coach operator in the area. We have a full range of vehicles from 8 to 100 seats and can cater for any requirement.

Recent Reviews for Barnes Coaches Ltd

Barnes Coaches Ltd

4.9 out of 5 from 717 reviews

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Barnes Coaches Ltd

5 out of 5

Mon 24 Jul 2017 13:42pm

"Thatcham U3A Travel Group had an excellent journey to Knebworth House last week. Our coach driver Phil was very smart and was extremely polite and helpful, and the coach was both clean and comfortable. We had a most enjoyable day with good journeys both ways. Thank you!"

, Thatcham

Barnes Coaches Ltd

5 out of 5

Mon 24 Jul 2017 13:33pm

"Excellent service as usual, polite driver, nothing too much trouble and tidy mini bus, would definitely recommend"

, Swindon

Barnes Coaches Ltd

5 out of 5

Mon 24 Jul 2017 10:11am

"Our journey was from Highworth to Newbury Race course, the driver was very helpful and polite, the vehicle was immaculate."

, Highworth

Barnes Coaches Ltd

5 out of 5

Mon 24 Jul 2017 09:46am

"Booked a trip to Newbury Races for the day. We had a brand new coach in beautiful condition and the driver (Paul) was very helpful, friendly and professional. He was driving in some awful weather conditions, but made us all feel confident and comfortable. Thank you Barnes coaches, we will certainly be using you again!."

, Swindon

Barnes Coaches Ltd

5 out of 5

Mon 24 Jul 2017 07:40am

"From pick up to drop of could not have gone any better, Andrew the driver had already sorted out the best route in and out of Newbury being a race day was really busy but we was dropped of right outside of the grandstand and then he parked up, Andrew was very informative on the loud speaker making sure everyone knew where and what time the pick up would be, went like clockwork and made my day a lot easier, Coach was extremely clean and comfortable."

, Haydon Wick Swindon

Barnes Coaches Ltd

5 out of 5

Sun 23 Jul 2017 17:30pm

"We booked Barnes for a trip to Newbury Races. We booked a 19 seater but ended up with a full size coach so plenty of room and the quality of the coach was excellent and very clean. The driver was very smart in appearance and couldn't have been more helpful. He is a real credit to Barnes and we would all like to thank him for his helpfulness during this trip. Please pass on our thanks. Would definitely use Barnes again. Thank you."

, Swindon

Barnes Coaches Ltd

5 out of 5

Sun 23 Jul 2017 17:03pm

"We booked the journey from the Swindon Marriott to Marlborough and return. The driver was very friendly and helpful with the wheelchair and the bus was immaculate. Timing was spot on so we were delighted with the service. Thank you."

, Newquay

Barnes Coaches Ltd

5 out of 5

Sun 23 Jul 2017 16:27pm

"The journey was going to be challenging due to the traffic on our way to our event but the driver, Colin Jones, was very reassuring. He told us he would get us to put destination as quick and safe as he can, which he did with optimum professionalism. The vehicle was presented in a clean and comfortable manner. I will be using Barnes Coaches again."

, Swindon

Barnes Coaches Ltd

5 out of 5

Sat 22 Jul 2017 18:50pm

"The journey was very swift and pleasant despite the traffic the driver was very polite and the coach was near spotless. Very good."

, Swindon

Barnes Coaches Ltd

5 out of 5

Wed 19 Jul 2017 14:37pm

"The journey was very comfortable and the driver arrived for pick up on time. The bus was clean. Thank you"

, Marlborough

Barnes Coaches Ltd

5 out of 5

Tue 18 Jul 2017 21:57pm

"After booking Barnes for airport transfer for a large family holiday 17 persons I was worried about luggage space etc but Barnes were fantastic in reassuring us it was all in order and travel and time etc was all spot on I can't rate them enough very pleased with service also was helped with luggage and driver was very patient when we were flight delayed excellent"

, Swindon

Barnes Coaches Ltd

5 out of 5

Mon 17 Jul 2017 11:55am

"A fantastic service from start to finish - the bus was clean, comfortable and in excellent condition. The driver was exceptional in all ways, he was friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. A brilliant company who I would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone and will be using them for all our coach travel, Well done Barnes Coaches"

, South Cerney Gloucestershire

Barnes Coaches Ltd

5 out of 5

Mon 17 Jul 2017 11:04am

"This is the 3rd time we've used Barnes Coaches for a compnay event, and again I must say their service is second to none. The process is very simple, the rates are very reasonable, they have always turned up on time or should I say in advance of booking time, the coaches are spotlessly clean and the drivers are very courteous/knowledgable. I can say without any doubt that we will be using Barnes for our next coach requirement as it's one less thing to worry about when you're booking an event."

, Abingdon

Barnes Coaches Ltd

4 out of 5

Mon 17 Jul 2017 10:07am

"Despite appalling weather our trip was very good. Paul the driver was very helpful and considerate and the coach was comfortable. I have no complaints at all and will use Barnes again without hesitation."

, Devizes

Barnes Coaches Ltd

1 out of 5

Mon 17 Jul 2017 09:32am

"I have used Barnes coaches a few times now and always thought the service was decent. The last couple of times I have used Barnes I have not been impressed at all! Yesterday I used Barnes to go to the air tattoo, pick up was fine and on time, but when we arrived we were clearly told to be back to the coach for 6 or else the driver will be leaving with or without us. Bare in mind we paid for these tickets and the actual flying display didn't finished until 6, we were sat on the coach watching the displays which I found absolutely appalling! But that wasn't the worst... when we arrived back to the coach we were greeted by the worst smell imaginable. The driver had clearly been sat in the warm coach most of the day with absolutely no deodrant! Put it this way, we were in row 11 and we were still trying to hold our breaths, so god bless the people sat at the front of the coach! I am going to be writing you and email regarding this experience because it was appalling for the amount we paid for it. I will then explain the "clown" we had taking us to London for Guns n Roses, he was the only person that thought getting back to swindon at 4:30 am after leaving London at 12:30 am was hilarious! I will not be using Barnes coaches again after these experiences and will definitely NOT recommend anyone to use this service. Please contact me regarding names of your employees, so some action can be made against this!"

, Swindon

Operator reply:
"Hi, thank you for your review and we are disappointed that you haven't been as happy with our recent trips as you have in the past. We will be investigating both instances and Mr Barnes will be in touch."

Barnes Coaches Ltd

5 out of 5

Mon 17 Jul 2017 08:42am

"we hired 8 Barnes coaches to go to pick up various schools form the Swindon area and to drop off, Barnes were very well organised and really accommodating, This really helped us with our event! They were great!"

, Swindon

Barnes Coaches Ltd

5 out of 5

Sun 16 Jul 2017 18:36pm

"The journey was fine with the coach arriving ten minutes ahead of booked time. The coach was clean with really comfortable seats. The driver was smart, the only little thing that was a shame he said he preferred us not to leave lunch boxes on the coach as it would be locked, so they had to be carried around. Overall good and would recommend to others."

, Swindon

Barnes Coaches Ltd

5 out of 5

Sat 15 Jul 2017 08:26am

"Booking very easy. Clean coach. Helpful driver. A bit late in arriving to meet us. It would have been helpful to know that the driver had a mandatory 45 minute break - slowed us down a bit."

, Gloucestershire

Barnes Coaches Ltd

5 out of 5

Wed 12 Jul 2017 02:03am

"I researched a number of coach companies for my daughter's wedding; to transport guests from Devizes (where the the reception was and where everyone was staying) to the wedding service at Avebury (where parking is a real problem on a summer weekend) and back to Devizes. I was somewhat surprised to find that Barnes offered by far the best prices and a range of seating capacities. Not knowing at the time of booking how many people would take up the offer of coach transport ( It's amazing how many people you have to chase up after you've sent them an RSVP invitation!) I booked the largest, with the option to downgrade to a smaller coach if required, subject to availability at the time. I found both Jan and Linda to be very helpful with the booking process and there was no problem at all when I requested a change to the smaller 61 seater coach. I only travelled on the return journey since the outward trip was with my daughter in the chauffeur driven white Rolls Royce I had hired! I found the coach driver to be polite and helpful and a number of people said how impressed they were with the coach. A longish review perhaps, but I have nothing but praise for Barnes Coaches and if I need to hire a coach again or hear that a friend needs to hire one, that is where I shall be heading or directing. Thank you Barnes for your excellent service! Tony Carthew."

, Swindon

Barnes Coaches Ltd

5 out of 5

Tue 11 Jul 2017 23:23pm

"The journey took a bit longer than other years but could have been due to heavy traffic. Thr Driver was very helpful and pleasant. The vehicle was clean, comfortable and the air conditioning was very good. As it was a very hot day this was excellent. Have never had trouble with Barnes in the past and woukld use again and recommend."

, Swindon