Coaches

About Oakleys Coaches

Oakleys Coaches is a coach hire company with a difference. We operate the largest party buses in the South West, and now also have several coaches available for hire. Our diverse fleet of coaches varies in size from a 16-seat mini-coach to the 75-seat double-decker bus. All of our drivers are CRB checked by Devon County Council for your peace of mind.


Our company has operated coaches and party buses since 2003, and has considerable experience in the industry. It is our aim to provide the coaches for your comfort and safety, and to help you have a day or night to remember. Based in Plymouth, we cover most areas in Devon and Cornwall with our party buses. When it comes to coach hire, we also travel further afield, catering for all occasions, although we do not operate internationally. We are sure that you will be pleased if you choose us for your next occasion, as we have always maintained excellent customer service and constantly receive great feedback.

First-Class Customer Care:

At Oakleys Coaches, we aim to meet your needs with efficiency, effectiveness, fairness, and courtesy. We achieve this by:

  • Providing a friendly service; showing respect and sensitivity.
  • Treating you fairly and demonstrating our commitment to equality and diversity.
  • Recognising and responding to your particular needs.
  • Dealing with your requests and enquiries accurately, promptly, and efficiently.
  • Respecting your confidentiality.
  • Offering an explanation if we can’t answer your request/enquiry.
  • Establishing service standards and monitoring our performance.
  • Continuing to develop our teams’ expertise and skills.
  • Welcoming your feedback and enquiries.
  • Providing a professional and friendly team of office staff and drivers for your service.
  • Having a team of trained staff expected to give excellent customer service at all times.

The History of Oakleys Coaches

Paul Oakley started Oakleys with wedding cars and limousines in 2003. He wanted to offer a limo service with more space, so he purchased an old ambulance and decided to convert it into a New York Fire Department-style ambulance. Soon enough, our NYFD party medic ambulance was created! When it was launched, demand for it went crazy, but as it could still only carry eight people, Paul decided he was going to convert a coach so that larger parties could be catered for.


Our 16-seat party coach was a huge success, and was the first of its kind in the UK (as far as we are aware). The popularity of the coach did unfortunately mean the demise of the ambulance, and we very sadly sold it to fund the build of the 21-seat Black Knight party bus. As this bus was black, we felt the need for something girly to replace the purple and pink party coach which had moved on to pastures new. So, we built our pink party bus, which has seating for 28 and can also carry six additional standing passengers.

The regular coach side of the business was born around the end of 2011 with the purchase of our silver, 49-seat Scania™. We have slowly increased our fleet since, and now have around 15 vehicles, ranging from a 16-seat mini-coach to a 68-seat double-decker coach and two double-decker buses with coach seats and seatbelts, which carry 71 or 75 passengers.

Paul has worked hard to maintain an exceptional reputation within the coach industry. We are proud to have won the contract to supply Oceana™ with a shuttle bus to their Plymouth nightclub, and have been awarded the contract to supply transport for Plymouth Life Centre for all their school swimming lessons. We provide coaches for lessons at Plympton Swimming Pool too, and have several rural school contracts going to Tavistock College, and two rural school contracts for primary school-aged children.

Oakleys Coaches covers private hire trips for many schools within the Plymouth, Devon, and Cornwall areas, and provide transport for many groups and organisations who come back to us each time they plan a trip. We thank every single one of our associates, customers, and passengers for choosing our company, and we hope we can continue to provide for all of your transport needs for many years to come!

Contact us now, in Lee Moor, Devon, for further details about the services provided by our coach company.

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