2024 Epsom Derby bus hire

Ladies Day: 31st May | The Epsom Derby: 1st June

The two day, world famous Investec Epsom Derby festival dates back to 1780 and is surely one of the greatest race days and social occasions of the British summer calendar.

Truly an unmissable event, the festival is held on the first weekend of June at Epsom Downs Racecourse. For 2024, why not make your day really special by hiring an iconic open top bus to take you to the races.


Ladies Day, which starts the festival on Friday 31st May, is certainly the place to dress up and be seen. A pleasantly relaxed meet and a refreshing alternative to the crowds Saturday’s event draws. An absolutely magnificent, value for money day out!

The Derby on Saturday 1st June has to be the show-piece of the flat racing season. Horses and riders pushed to their limit and a superb atmosphere. Fantastic!

Working with Epsom racecourse over many years, we are delighted to offer you a very special combined Epsom Derby package. Open top bus and racecourse access are brought together for your ease.

Your Epsom experience starts with the bus collecting you and your guests - usually from Epsom or Sutton railway station or another local address within about an 8 - 10 mile radius of the course. Epsom racecourse require buses be in position for 10am, so we'll organise timings to suit.

We arrange for the buses to be parked close to the rails within an exclusive enclosure, effectively providing you with your own private grandstand.

Introducing the vehicles

Classic open top buses


Classic open-top buses


Our very own vintage open-top bus is bus number 406, a 'Leyland Titan' built in 1964 for summer operations along the Sussex coast.

406 is the ideal vehicle for an exciting and unique outing and has been a firm favourite at Epsom racecourse for many years. The bus can seat 39 passengers on the top deck and 30 on the lower.

Or modern

Experience exactly the same open-top thrill with a more modern bus, often with better availability. These lovely vehicles have just as many seats too!

As you might imagine, all of the open-top vehicles are very popular, so please don't hesitate to get in touch at the earliest opportunity.

First class catering

'Your very good health!'


Home made

By all means, bring along picnic hampers packed with delicious food for a marvellous spread laid out right next to your bus. The sound of clinking glasses will only add to the race day atmosphere.

Or catered for

You may instead wish to arrange with us for first class, experienced caterers to greet you on the course. Everything is taken care of on your behalf. What a fantastic way to spend a day at the races.

Welcome aboard!

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