Southcoast Motor Services

Quality vintage buses and luxury coaches for hire

Continuing with the traditional values of quality, safety and reliability, we have been painstakingly restoring our vintage buses and coaches to the highest standard since 1988. You too can now enjoy the pleasure of travelling on these very special vehicles.

Available each season from the beginning of April to the end of October, we specialise in high quality vintage bus and coach hire for wedding & civil ceremonies, prom evenings, group outings and corporate entertainment in Sussex, Surrey & Hampshire.

Wedding Belles

Transport your wedding guests in elegance and style

Imagine one of our lovely vehicles transporting you and/or your guests to your wedding venue. The glistening front of the vintage bus or coach dressed in ribbon, matched only by the beautifully restored interior, providing a fantastic backdrop to any wedding photograph.

Introducing the vehicles

Start your journey back in time here by taking a closer look

Delightful coaches

28 luxurious armchair seats
1961 & 1963

Classic open-top bus

69 seats (39 on top)

Double-deck gems

69 seat vintage buses
1964 & 1967

Exceptional Events

Packages to The Epsom Derby, Prom evenings & The Goodwood Revival

The Epsom Derby

June 2019

Prom evenings

The 2019 season

Goodwood Revival

September 2019

A bit about us

Southcoast Motor Services

Our restoration group was formed in 1988 with the intention of saving and preserving buses and coaches from a golden age, and after successfully obtaining a licence in 1999 we now operate some of our collection for the pleasure of others.

We take immense pride in what we do and always aim for the highest possible standard when presenting our buses and coaches. All our drivers are hand-picked professionals ensuring safety and service.

Our approach to engineering excellence results in high vehicle availability throughout the busy summer months, during which each vehicle undergoes regular and stringent safety checks. Each autumn, after the operating season has finished, heavy restoration and improvement work is undertaken in our own well equipped workshops. We take particular care to replicate original detail wherever possible and work closely with local engineering firms to source and manufacture components.

We operate from our base on the West Sussex coast near Chichester. As with most such facilities, access is restricted.

Peter manages our office and is first point of contact for all enquiries. Details of our operator's licence can be found here PK0003438

Our commitment to the continued operation and long term security of these vehicles is absolute and our next full restoration projects, a 1952 luxury tour coach and a 1969 dual-purpose bus/coach, are well under way.

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Welcome aboard!

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The vehicles are based in West Sussex and are usually available for hire in East and West Sussex, Surrey & Hampshire between April and October each season.

Peter manages our office and is first point of contact. The vehicles can be booked well in advance and we'll be more than happy to discuss arrangements over a year ahead. Please feel free to get in touch now to check availability and receive a free, no obligation quote.

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