Coach Hire Comparison

Looking for a Leeds Festival coach?

If you’re planning a festival weekend with your mates this summer, the last thing you want to be worrying about is how you’re all going to get there. Whether it’s Leeds, Reading, Download, Glastonbury, Latitude or a smaller local festival, booking a coach will save petrol, parking costs and stress. Let’s face it, no-one wants to be the designated driver after a long weekend camping!

Save money and get some rest...

Booking a Download Festival coach, a Leeds Festival coach, a Reading Festival coach, or any other festival coach hire for that matter, is an excellent move for many reasons…

Not only are you saving money on petrol, you’re saving yourself the ordeal of trying to fit all your camping gear into your car AND you get a chance to catch up on some sleep on the way home!

Coach Hire Comparison makes the booking process super-easy too, so you won’t have to spend ages ringing round different operators. You simply tell us where you want to go, and the size of your group. We’ll then send you quotes from the best local coach hire operators in your area - giving you more time to study that packed line-up and work out how on earth you’re going to get from one stage to the other in time to catch all your favourite acts.

Take the stress out of festival travel

Ready to go? Let's book your next trip!

Booking your coach or minibus for your next trip is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Let us guide you through the process with a helping hand from Coco, our mascot! From selecting the right coach for your group to customising your itinerary, we'll guide you through every step of the way!

Festival coach hire in three easy steps

Whether If you’re looking for a coach to Reading Festival or a coach to Download Festival, or heading somewhere slightly more family-friendly like Camp Bestival, Coach Hire Comparison’s simple three-step process makes it quick and easy to find what you need.

Let us know where you’re going

All you need to do is complete a simple form on our website letting us know where you’re going and how many people are coming with you. You can also add extra information, pick-ups and drop-offs. We’ll send your request to our trusted community of coach and minibus operators who’ll prepare the best quote for your trip.

Dig out your camping gear while you wait

Within around 24 hours you’ll receive a range of quotes from at least three of our independent coach partners, so you can sit back and put your feet up – or go and find all the camping gear that’s been gathering dust in the garage! Our operators will send their quotes separately, so some will arrive more quickly than others.

Decide which coach or minibus you need

From six-seater minibuses to 70-seater coaches, our operators offer a wide choice of vehicles. Your personalised dashboard makes it easy to see all your quotes in one place.

Compare by price, size and vehicle spec and, once you’ve found the perfect fit for your group, place your booking through Coach Hire Comparison. Good times here we come!

Easy festival coach hire

Place your booking through Coach Hire Comparison, and you’re good to go!

Get the festival fun started early

Perhaps you’re travelling to Download Festival for a weekend of heavy metal action? Or you’re planning a more cultured weekend at Latitude? Booking a coach means you can get the party started at the earliest opportunity.

No more sitting in queues of festival traffic, just sit back on your coach and start to unwind. And with Coach Hire Comparison the process is easy, giving you more time to focus on the fun stuff.

A personalised dashboard with all your quotes in one place

When you’ve spent hours in an online queue for those festival tickets, the last thing you want to be doing is more admin. Coach Hire Comparison saves you the headache of ringing round multiple operators. After all, there’s only so many times you can say “I need a Reading Festival Coach…”

Our secure, personalised dashboard keeps all the details you need - prices, vehicle details and contacts for each operator – all in one handy place.

Peace of mind with our online booking guarantee

We want you to feel confident when booking with us, which is why every online booking made with us comes with the promise that, should your minibus or coach fail to arrive, you’ll receive a full refund. No questions. We’re confident that this won’t happen, as we only use the most trusted operators in our network, but it’s good to know you’re protected just in case, right?

The widest selection of reliable, affordable vehicles

Our wide-ranging network of operators spans the UK, so whether you need a Leeds festival coach or a minibus for another festival, we’ll have something to meet your needs.

Fancy travelling in style on a coach to Reading Festival with reclining leather seats and mood lighting? No problem. Or maybe you just need a basic model to transport you and your mud-splattered clothes home? We’ve got it covered.

Coco excited
Festival travel testimonial

I’ve booked transport to a festival 2 years in a row via CHC. They’ve always been really helpful, have trusted partners they work with, and helped resolve issues I had on one occasion when I had no luck dealing directly with the transport company. I’d highly recommend. 

Lee Welshman

About Coach Hire Comparison

Fun times and memory making are what fuel the team behind Coach Hire Comparison.

James and Laura Stokes, created the company in 2010 in a bid to make coach and minibus travel more affordable and accessible for people when planning big trips, days out or holidays.

Proud parents of two children, two dogs and Coco – the cheeky orange mascot for CHC – the couple, originally ran their own coach hire company but soon spotted an opportunity to help other operators bring in more business.

In 2023 they joined forces with CMAC who, along with innovation, investment, and new talent, bring industry-leading ground transport expertise to the business, helping Coach Hire Comparison reach even more people.

“There’s nothing better than a sunny weekend listening to your favourite music in a field but, if there’s ever a time you don’t want to be driving it’s the day after a festival! One of the best things about CHC is the role we get to play in helping people create really special memories and taking some of the stress out of the organising side of things. We’re working on improvements to the platform all the time and look forward to helping many more people plan their special festival trips.” ”

About us

Your questions answered

The cost of your coach to Leeds festival, or whichever festival it is you’re heading to, will depend on the size of your group and how far you’re travelling. But with Coach Hire Comparison you can be assured you’re getting the best deal on the market as we’ll give you at least three independent quotations (usually more than five).

YES! Quality is one of our core values and we take it extremely seriously. Every operator we work with must prove they are legally compliant and that they have all the right licenses. This is checked regularly, and any operators that don’t meet our standards will have their memberships paused until they do.

NO! One of the great benefits of booking through us, rather than sorting out a booking yourself (aside from dodging the admin hell), is that you’ll never be left dealing with things on your own. All of our customers have a dedicated account manager, who’s available to help should anything going wrong.

Festivals, like Download, often take place on some of the busiest weekends of the year. But because our network contains hundreds of independent coach and minibus operators, it’s highly unlikely that we won’t be able to find someone to get you to the gates on time.

Passengers should not consume any alcoholic drinks onboard the vehicle unless otherwise agreed with Coach Hire Comparison. Under no circumstances will the Company allow for alcohol to be consumed during travel to football matches.

Yes! We have many coaches that are accessible for wheelchair users. If an accessible coach or minibus is required please let us know when submitting your quote.

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How do we work?

We’re here to make festival coach hire as easy as possible, no matter if it’s a full-size Download Festival Coach or a minibus to Glastonbury you’re after. No more hours spent ringing round various operators and pulling all the different information together – let us do the leg work.

We’ll pull together quotes from a wide range of trusted minibus and coach hire providers, and get them back to you FAST, giving you more time to compile your list of festival essentials. Wellies? Tick. Loo roll? Tick.
All you need to do is enter your pick-up location/s, the size of your group, which festival you’re going to, and we’ll do the rest. You’ll have a range of quotes in your inbox within around 24 hours.

Making coach bookings a breeeeze since 2010

Coach Hire Comparison has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 from 1446 reviews.

Sam, Sunderland

Fri 07 Jun 2024

Easy to use and got a great price! Exactly the service I needed.

Marina Hunt, Sutton Coldfield

Thu 06 Jun 2024

The form was very easy to complete and I had a very quick response with an excellent quote. Will definitely be using you for all my coach requests in future

Mia, High Wycombe

Fri 31 May 2024

Website is very easy to use and got a very good quote within an hour! Would 100% recommend.

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