A professional, family-run coach hire and tour company, established for over 44 years and based in the heart of the beautiful Duchy of Cornwall on the South western tip of Britain.

From our home in the historic harbour town and artistic centre of St Ives, we offer a comprehensive range of services from basic coach hire to full tour planning, group travel, corporate hospitality, port and airport transfers and incoming tour handling.

Passengers can rest assured that they are in safe hands with our very experienced staff – most have been with us for many years and much of our success is due to their friendly, helpful and efficient service.

We offer reliable and high-quality service with a modern fleet driven by experienced, friendly drivers and can accommodate from 1 to 53 passengers. Onboard facilities include seat belts, reclining seats, air conditioning, toilet/washroom, hot drinks & TV/video.

Our fleet is maintained to a high standard by our own engineers on our modern premises. We place great importance on maintenance, not only for the safety of our passengers but also for the reliability of our vehicles. We are members of the Confederation of Passenger Transport and the Coach Tourism Council.

Please note that due to the continued difficulty in recruiting qualified staff we regret that we are currently unable to run any day trips. However, we are still able to cater for private hire so please get in touch.

Mercedes Sprinter and Tourino

Christmas markets


1st December 2022

The Exeter Christmas market in located in the ground of the beautiful Exeter Cathedral. A wonderfully festive mix of stores awaits you.

You will arrive and have 5 hours to shop and eat your way round then back on the coach at 4pm & home by 7pm.


December 2022

exeter IKEA

1st December 2022

Exeter Ikea shopping trip. A trip to Ikea is always a welcome event and with enough storage space to accommodate even the most prolific shopper, you will be able to bring the kitchen sink back with you.




Happy to help

We will tailor our service to your needs; from basic coach hire to full tour handling.


Whether in the UK or abroad, we can arrange a complete service from point of entry to exit and all points in between, or simply collect you from your port/airport and transfer to your next destination.

Customer care

We are on hand for any queries you may have and our fleet are serviced at least every six weeks in line with Department of Transport requirements by our skilled technicians.



Airport Transfers

We can drop off or collect you from your port/airport and transfer to your next destination.

Incoming Tour Handling

Not only do we look after UK customers, but also help groups from abroad to explore the UK in comfort. ​

Corporate Hospitality

We offer complete booking service to get you for A to B so you can concentrate on your business, clients and staff.

Weddings & Events

Whether single coach hire or complete tour booking, we will ensure your guest arrive on time.



Fantastic service. After being transferred from Lands End Airport I managed to leave my mobile phone on one of their coaches at Exeter Airport. Edward Oates and his team were extremely helpful in getting it returned safely and securely.
Ian King
My school managed to hire Edward to drive his coach with us to France, on the ferry, and around France. Very good seating and layout. Very kind people I recommend this company.
Mercedes Sprinter



The 19 seater is perfect for small groups, of all kinds – WI’s, walkers, local societies, friends, families, tourists, visitors from abroad and port/airport transfers. All seats are fitted with 3 point seat belts and armrests to aid your comfort. A large boot for luggage and a fridge for cooling your drinks. A microphone and PA is also available for use by a tour guide or group organiser if required.

Mercedes Sprinter
Mercedes Tourino


30/32 SEATER

This fleet of 30 and 32 seaters are medium sized Executive Coaches ideal for touring around our tight Cornish lanes. Booked individually for small groups or book all three if you need to transport a large group of people.

Fitted with seatbelts, seat back tables and foot rests these coaches are also fully Air-conditioned, have onboard toilets and DVD players for your passengers comfort.

Mercedes Scandia



This Executive Coach is perfect for large groups of all kinds; WI’s, walkers, local societies, friends, families, tourists and visitors from abroad. We specialise in port/airport transfers. This coach comes with a small servery which includes coffee facilities, a drinks fridge, two rear tables and an onboard toilet. All seats are fitted with 3 point seat belts and an armrests, to aid your comfort. A microphone and PA is also available for use by a tour guide or group organiser if required.

Mercedes Scandia



Mercedes Tourino
Mercedes Scandia
Mercedes Tourino
Oates Travel

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