Decide on a date and itinerary for your trip
Decide on the quality of vehicle required for the journey
Decide on the size of coach, sizes are usually 14 - 17 - 29 - 35 - 53 Seater
Chose a licensed Coach Operator
Ensure that your chosen Coach Operator has a base close to your pick up point
Visit your Coach Operator's premises and view your coach
Provide exact details of your journey in writing to the chosen Coach Operator by Post, Fax or Email
Obtain a written quotation
Ensure that your chosen Coach Operator has their own vehicles, a valid Road Passenger Operators Licence and that their legal status is clearly stated on their website
Check if your chosen Coach Operator is affiliated to Regional Tourism Authorities such as Dublin Tourism and Industry Bodies such as the Coach Tourism & Transport Council of Ireland
Establish payment terms with your chosen Coach Operator and obtain confirmation of your booking from them in writing
Fulfil any terms and conditions outlined by your chosen Coach Operator
Relax and enjoy your trip
USEFUL INFORMATION ON COACH TRAVEL
Coach Travel is the greenest form of travel and the most environmentally friendly way to go on a short-haul holiday.
Research in 2007 by the Institute for Energy & Environmental Research in Heidelberg for RDA, the International Coach Tourism Federation, showed that coach travel uses six times less energy than planes, six times less energy than cars and two times less energy than trains.
Coaches are also seven times safer per mile than a car while a gallon of fuel will pro-rata take two people traveling by coach six times further than by car. Gone are the days when an old bus took people to the seaside for a day trip, today passengers travel in ultra modern, air-conditioned coaches with all mod-cons, costing as much as 350,000.00 Euro.