About Us

About Selwyns Travel

We are a leading coach operator located in North West England, with an enviable reputation for providing quality, reliability and value for money based on over 50 years’ experience.

Our excellent quality and service is maintained with a modern fleet of  130 vehicles operating from 3 depots in Manchester, Runcorn and Wirral backed by 270 experienced staff dedicated to the safety and comfort of our customers.

Selwyns Coach Hire offers a range of transport solutions including corporate, private coach hire, contract services, schools & colleges and group days out throughout the UK.

History

Selwyns Travel was founded in 1968 by the late Robert Alun Jones, father of the current Managing Director, Selwyn Jones.

In 1979 we acquired Yates Tours, one of the largest coach operators in the region. In 1984 we opened our base at Manchester Airport, acquiring another leading airport operator, Starline Travel, in 1996. In 2006 Selwyns Travel acquired Hardings Tours of Liverpool, adding Haytons of Manchester to the family in 2011.

Our Memberships

We are proud to be members of recognised industry bodies and associations. This demonstrates our commitment to quality, safety and excellent customer service standards. More importantly, at Selwyns Travel we are committed to exceeding our customers expectations, as our reputation is something we’re incredibly proud of.

RATP

Selwyns Travel is part of the RATP Group, the world’s fifth largest public transport operator, with a turnover of £5.5 billion. Headquartered in Paris, RATP group comprises of bus, tram and train operators all over Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.

The Guild of British Coach Operators

Formed in 1985, the Guild of British Coach Operators represents over 20 of the UK’s top coach companies. Membership isn’t about who has the shiniest coaches – membership is only open to well-established coach operators who operate to the highest standard, and who share a commitment to quality and striving to give the best service to our customers.

CPT

The Confederation of Passenger Transport is recognised by the government as the voice of the bus and coach industry, and the focus for consultation on legislation, regulations, operational practices and engineering standards.

BUSK

The Belt Up School Kids (BUSK) Campaign works to promote safe child road transport throughout the UK. They specialise in all aspect of home to school transport, school trips in the UK as well as school visits abroad. BUSK Benchmark is the first and only completely independent star rating for the minibus and coach industry based on safety and legal compliance.

Our Team

Many of our staff have worked for us for many years and really know the business. Our managers and organisers are seasoned industry professionals who know all about route planning and people moving, ensuring that the best possible care is taken of all our customers at all times.

Manchester's proud team of Engineers
Meet Manchester’s proud team of Engineers, who have won the National Express ‘Golden Spanner’ award in 2016.

Whatever their role, Selwyns people undergo either in-house or external training through recognised industry association courses including Driver Training, Customer Care, Defensive Driving, Vehicle Maintenance, Workshop Practice and Transport Management.

Health & Safety

Selwyns Travel Limited and its associated companies are committed to a policy of maintaining a safe working environment and promoting safe working practices through an active Safety Management System in accordance with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974. The company operates a strict Drugs and Alcohol Policy.

Our Environment

It is Selwyns policy to constantly monitor and improve its activities, and that of its suppliers, in order to minimise its effect on the environment and to strive to comply with all current legislation, and appraise all staff of their responsibilities.

Selwyns corporate coach hire

Photo Credit: Mark Haldon