A Route 2 Hire
One closed top Routemaster bus is operated and they serve Northamptonshire and surrounding counties.
Now part of Alphabus.
A.W. Lymn - The Family Funeral Service
As well as traditional hearses, A.W. Lymn have a Routemaster available for use at funerals. They are based near Nottingham.
Afternoon Tea Bus Tour
Afternoon Tea with a difference on the Brigit's Routemaster bus. This Routemaster will drive around central London, taking in some of the City’s best sights, whilst you can indulge in the fabulous BB Afternoon tea.
Aintree Coachline have a range of vehicles available including a Routemaster bus.
Based in Belfast, Allen’s Tours has a Routemaster that is available for public hire in Northern Ireland.
Offering a choice of historical London Buses to hire for special occasions from the Buckinghamshire (Milton Keynes) and Surrey area.
Arriva Heritage fleet
Arriva London maintains a fleet of Routemasters that are available for hire; they include the official last RM on route 159 on the 9th December 2005, namely last production Routemaster RM2217, an open top RMC (RMC1464), and the first production RMC (RMC1453).
Bath Bus Company
Bath Bus Company, now part of TOOTbus, has a selection of London Routemaster buses, which are available for private hire for any and all occasions.
Berkshire's Big Red Bus Company
Based in Reading, Routemasters are available for hire for wedding, birthday (all ages), an anniversary, just to say I love you, a corporate event or even better – Just for fun!
Big Red Bus
We are a privately owned company headquartered in the West Midlands and operate a range of services from private hire (weddings, birthday parties, school proms and sporting events) to corporate hire and high impact strategic advertising.
Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach company
Brighton & Hove have a 1965 maroon/cream Routemaster - RML2317 - which was named after our late President, Colin Curtis.
The wedding hire section ha disappeared from their website (!), but for more information use the link below.
Brighton Regency Routemaster
A new operation for 2018 is the Brighton Regency Routemaster. This Routemaster has been beautifully restored into a fine dining bus and is used on Gin, Prosecco or Champagne afternoon teas through the city of Brighton and Hove where you will see the Royal Pavilion, Palace Pier, Hove’s Grand Avenue, historical Regency Squares and the shopping mecca of the North Laine and along the seafront to visit the towns of Rottingdean and Saltdean.
This Routemaster is also available for private hire.
Carters Heritage Buses
Carters Heritage Buses have provided vintage bus hire over the whole of south Suffolk and north east Essex. Currently one Routemaster is operated, but another is being prepared ! It is for numerous purposes including weddings, birthdays, school proms and any other special event.
Carters are based between Kettering, Northampton and Wellingborough in Northamptonshire, and have an RML available for hire. For further details see http://www.carterstravel.co.uk/classicred.php
They have for hire two former London Transport AEC London Routemasters, and are based in Thetford in Norfolk.
Owned since 1985, RM655's main role today is private hires and weddings.
Cumbria Routemaster hire
Hire their classic Routemaster bus and add a special touch to any occasion. Their beautiful red double-decker bus is extremely popular for wedding transport and the team at Stagecoach are ready to help make your day a memorable one.
However, the website does not now seem to have a dedicated page.
Based in South Buckinghamshire, RM848 is available for hire.
A variety of different Routemasters available for hire in Ireland.
Ensign Bus offer a large variety of vintage buses & coaches for private hire from their base in Purfleet Essex. Their fleet consists of mostly ex-London Transport types, and includes a number of Routemasters.
Ghost Bus Tours
As their website says, "take a ride on the dark side" on RM1101, RML2516 or RML2528 in London, RM1666 or RML2343 in Edinburgh, or RML2624 in York, although these may be swopped between the locations.
Go Ahead London
The Go Ahead London fleet contains six RMLs and one RM. One of the RMLs is open top and can often be seen at events such at Wimbledon and Chelsea or at the Derby at Epsom.
Now have a 1965 London Routemaster double decker bus available for private hire. This vehicle is ideal for Weddings, Proms and any other private function whereby you would like to stand out from the crowd.
Local Haunts offer guided tours of the Portsmouth area in their Routemaster bus.
London Bus 4 Hire
Providing iconic red London Routemaster buses for hire covering the South West, South Wales and the West Midlands.
London Bus Company
We are the largest operator of classic buses that were previously owned by London Transport. Vehicles are available for weddings, civil partnerships, corporate transport, advertising. From the Routemaster in standard red livery with 64 seats to 57 & 65 seat Greenline coach type to the largest 72 passenger ones in red.
London Retro Bus Hire
London Retro Bus is a south London based company with two RMs and three RMLs in their fleet which are available for a variety of services and bespoke packages for your event.
London Routemaster Bus Company
Based in Cambridgeshire, and previously known as the Imperial Bus Company. They have five Routemasters in their fleet, although not all are usually licensed at any one time.
London United / United Motorcoaches
London United have one Routemaster in their United Motorcoaches fleet; and it is the first RML, numbered RML880. It is available for hire.
Lothian Motor Coaches
The Mac Tours Routemaster fleet was operational from April to late October, but was withdrawn at the end of the 2016 season. This was the largest Routemaster operator providing regular passenger service in the UK.
Some of their vehicles are currently stored, but we understand that a few are available for hire.
Metroline's Heritage fleet are based in north west London and contains two Routemasters. All are AEC engined; they are RML903, and open top RM644.
Getting Married? Special Celebration? Corporate Event?
Special Day Out? School Prom?
Hire an iconic London Routemaster bus based at Burton upon Trent.
North Norfolk Railway
Bus service from the North Norfolk Railway at Holt station to Holt Town Centre is usually operated during the Summer.
Old London Bus
Operating from mid Kent, much of their work is Central London Bus Hire, and also in Kent, Sussex & Surrey.
As well as RML2539, they operate an RT.
Both are available for everything from a wedding to a Prom night and are also great for corporate pick-ups and collection.
Past Time Bus
Covering Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire,·Past Time Bus offers RM1859 for weddings and other parties.
Attend IT Ltd t/a RedRoutemaster are based in West London, just 9 miles from the city centre. They have a private hire fleet for any occasion, and can provide vehicles in the Capital, Docklands, Heathrow, Middlesex, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and also areas of Kent & Essex.
Regional Transport is based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire and have a Routemaster coach (RMC) available for a special occasion, promotion, corporate event, prom, wedding, day trip, TV/film/advertisement or short notice work to transport groups of people.
They operate Shropshire's only sightseeing bus tour, which runs from Shrewsbury to Ironbridge via Much Wenlock on the return journey. 2018 will see it being operated for the first time by the RMC.
RM Buses is based in Wigan and offering the hire of unique, classic and special buses.
Romeround is a family run Bus Company, specialising in running a Private School Service from Swanage,in Dorset, to Parkstone Grammar School in Poole. They also hire out London Routemaster Buses for Weddings, Proms and other special occasions.
Routemaster 4 Hire
Covering North Wales, Cheshire, Merseyside and Shropshire we offer for hire RM765 a fully restored former London Transport Routemaster bus, as well as RM548 and open top RM1783.
Based in Hertfordshire with classic Routemaster buses available for hire.
South Devon Railway Road Services Limited
South Devon Railway Road Services Limited is a small company set up specifically to operate any road based services for the South Devon Railway Trust and in particular to manage the hire of RM1872.
Based north of London, they also specialise in film and television work, and their buses are available for hire.
The Big Red Bus
The Big Red Bus company offers Routemaster Red Buses for events of all occasions. Whether you're looking for a mobile venue for a party or as a stylish coach service for festivals, Red Buses are a great way to go. Based near Yeovil in Somerset.
As well as private hire and promotional work, a number of Routemasters are owned and various tours are operated from time to times.
They also offer Routemaster bus driving experiences.
The Red Bus
The Red Bus operates three original condition RMs in Edinburgh for private hires and events such as children’s shows in the Fringe Festival.
With a fleet of over a dozen Routemasters for hire in London and surrounding counties, this is the largest operator of the Routemaster in the UK. Something for everyone; open or closed top, open entrance or doors, red or silver, and a dedicated Exhibition Bus for short term roadshows or indoor venue appearances.
Traditional Travel Ltd of Bromley in Kent specialise in the hire of Red Routemaster London Buses. They can run vehicles into the Capital and the surrounding Home Counties for special occasions such as weddings, corporate hire, races, proms and London Tours.
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Vintage bus hire
Ding ding! Hold tight please! Are you ready for a trip down memory lane?
Let us transport you in true style back to the functional Forties, the fabulous Fifties or the swinging Sixties. Experience a day out by bus or coach, just as it used to be.
We offer vintage bus hire across East and Central Scotland suitable for your wedding, prom, corporate hospitality, family occasions, photoshoot or filming requirements, offering an exciting new dimension to your day. We can even offer replica vintage bus tickets, customised for your occasion, as a memento of your journey with us.
Our classic vehicle collection ranges from 39 seater coaches through to 67 seater double deckers, including an iconic red London Routemaster bus.
Vintage Red Bus Company
Vintage Red Bus Company are based near High Wycombe and specialise in vintage bus hire for weddings, parties, corporate events, tours and advertising/film.
Vintage Vehicle & London Bus
Four Routemasters have been completely renovated and restored, and are now available for hire for that special event in the Nottingham area.
Based in North Yorkshire with RML2678.
Wyvern Omnibus provide classic and Vintage bus hire throughout the West Midlands, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Warwickshire and their fleet currently includes a Routemaster.
A closed top and an open top Routemaster are members of the York Pullman Heritage fleet.