About Us

About Selwyns Travel

We are a leading coach operator located in North West England, with a enviable reputation for providing quality, reliability and value for money based on over 40 years’ experience.

Our excellent quality and service is maintained with a modern fleet of vehicles operating from 2 depots in Runcorn and Manchester backed by 200 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 tour planning throughout the UK and Europe.

We belong to recognised industry bodies and associations including The Guild of British Coach Operators and the CPT (Confederation of Passenger Transport.)

We are proud to have BUSK Benchmark, which is the first and only independent star rating for the mini bus and coach industry based on safety and legal compliance. You can find out more about our BUSK Benchmark here.


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

In 1979 it acquired Yates Tours, one of the largest coach operators in the region. In 1984 it opened its 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 People

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.

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

Work for us

Are you a PCV driver with at least 2 years driving experience and over 25 years of age? Are you looking to work for a progressive company that prides itself on the way its treats its drivers? If so, this could be a match made in heaven. We are always looking to recruit professional experienced drivers who take pride in the work they carry out.

We can offer a wide and diverse range of work. By doing this we believe that we can keep you happy and motivated. We consider that the driver is singularly the most important ingredient in making our company more successful. You are the public face of Selwyns Travel and with your help we can make our business a great success. To that end we need to keep you happy, so your welfare is paramount to us.

For more information contact hr@selwyns.co.uk

Don’t forget to check out our careers section to see our latest job vacancies.