Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a couple of answers to frequently asked questions.

What size of coaches do you operate?

Our vehicle sizes range for 29 seats to 80! Whether you are looking to rent a coach hire for a trip, or a whole double decker, we can help.

Do you provide coach hire services in the Wirral?

Yes, our coach hire service covers the whole of Cheshire and beyond, including Merseyside, Lancashire and Greater Manchester. We have a base in Wirral, so we are able to accommodate your coach hire needs if you are in the Wirral area.

Do you offer self driving options?

Our coach hire service lets you hire a coach and driver, you can just sit back and relax. We don’t offer self driver coach hire at the moment.

How safe are your coaches?

All of our modern coaches are well maintained and are fitted throughout with seatbelts. Our whole fleet is subject to a rigorous service schedule and safety inspections.

We are proud to be a member of the Confederation of Passenger Transport who hold us to a high standard.

Our vehicles are monitored on the road with satellite tracking, and are supported with a 24 hour breakdown service.

How long have you been operating?

Selwyns Travel have been operating coach hire throughout the North West for more than 40 years, so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands.

What is the BUSK benchmark?

The BUSK benchmark is an independent start rating for the coach and minibus industry, that’s based on safety and legal compliance.

Selwyns are proud to have the BUSK benchmark. Find out more here.

BUSK Benchmark

Do you provide coach hire for corporate events?

We specialise in providing coach hire for corporate events. So if you have any corporate travel needs and require a cost effective solution, then contact our experienced corporate travel organisers and they’ll let you know how we can help and can sort you out with a quotation.

Click here to find out more about corporate coach hire.

Can I see the vehicle before I confirm my booking?

Of course! Selwyns Travel is proud of its fleet and we’d welcome you to visit. We do however ask that you arrange a viewing in advance with our sales team so we can ensure that the vehicle you are interested in is available.

How do I make a booking?

You can get a quote for Private Hire online, by calling us on 01928 564515 or by emailing

We are booking a coach for a tour and needs hotels and ferry reservations. Can you help with this?

Of course – our experienced sales representatives are happy to help to make reservations at hotels throughout the UK and any ferries you may require. If you wish us to book theatre tickets or anything similar for you please let us know.

Is Selwyns Travel a coach broker?

No. Selwyns Travel owns and operates our own vehicles, employs our staff directly and work from recognised and well resourced depots. We would always recommend that you book your coach hire directly with a supplier. This ensures that you will receive the standard of service that you expect and will pay for we strongly advise you to book direct with a specific coach company like us.

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via or by calling your nearest office.

Runcorn 01928 564 515 or Manchester 0161 223 3103.