Frequently Asked Questions

What size of coaches do you operate?

16, 22, 33 and 35 seater

Do you offer self-driving options?


How safe are your coaches?

All Coaches are under 4 years old
Come with 3 point seat belts (As found in modern cars)
Fully trained drivers who hold enhanced DBS’s

Can I see the vehicle before confirming my booking?

All our vehicles can be seen on our website ( ) Or can be viewed at our depot by prior arrangement

How do I make a booking with you?

Either by
Online booking form
Telephone: 01883 330095

How long is my quote valid for?

10 days from reply

Which areas do you cover?

London and the South East of England

What happens if I need to cancel a booking?

Cancellations can be made via email or telephone. Unfortunately, we are unable to refund the clients deposit

Can we drink alcohol on your coaches?

Not at sporting events but otherwise at the driver’s discretion

What if there are more of us travelling on the day?

We will try and accommodate for the larger number. But no standing is allowed on the coach

What size of vehicle should I choose to fit my passengers and luggage/baggage?

We suggest that if you have luggage for your trip you should use the following numbers:-

16 seater 12 passengers
22 seater 19 passengers
33 seater 24 passengers
35 seater 29 passengers

I need to hire multiple vehicles, can you handle this?

Our total fleet is 5 vehicles, so depending on availability we can organise multi-vehicle pick-ups

Can my friend get on at a different location?

Multi pickup’s and drop off’s are possible but may affect the price

Are pets allowed?

At the companies discretion

Are young children allowed to sit on a lap?

No, but because the coaches have 3 point seatbelts we are able to carry child seats

School Coach Hire Warlingham
John Dewberry

Our drivers

Our drivers are all holders of both PCV driving licences and enhanced DBS clearance, as well as being well versed in providing a safe and courteous service to all our customers, as shown by the number of school contracts operated by us and the comments made by satisfied clients in the testimonials section of this website.

Our coaches

Our company policy is to renew all vehicles after 3 years thus ensuring that we are able to provide reliable, modern and comfortable transport at all times.

We can supply vehicles with drivers ranging from 16 mini-buses to 35 seat midi-coaches to meet all your transport requirements. All our vehicles come with air-conditioning, 3-point seatbelts and suitable luggage space.

Schools and Groups

The seating capacity of our vehicles enables us to cater for groups or school parties where larger coaches would be too expensive.

We also operate throughout the Christmas period providing winter coach hire to schools, groups and businesses.

Due to the compact nature of the company we are able to offer highly competitive prices for a reliable service.

We are always happy to arrange a meeting to discuss your requirements and show you our vehicles.

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Our great team

John Dewberry

John is the founder and Director of Allenby Coach Hire. With 20 years’ experience in the coach hire industry, John really understands the importance of reliability, friendliness and presentability.

Pam King

Pam is Allenby’s font of all knowledge when it comes to administration having a long history in retail management and personnel along with the coach industry. She joined us in August 2019, from the long running coach company Skinners of Oxted . Since then her role has expanded to cover everything including coach bookings, driver allocation, producing our new day trip program and even updating our web page. In her spare time Pam likes nothing more than putting her walking shoes on to take her Jack Russell Max out for a walk

Sarah Allison

Sarah joined Allenby after retiring from working for Sevenoaks School (one of our largest clients) for 15 years as their Transport coordinator. Her understanding of the transport sector has been a real bonus. Not one to put her feet up, Sarah is also involved in choir, bridge, walking, theatre and exam invigilation.