Galloway Coach Travel

Denters Hill, Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

Who are we?

Galloway was founded in 1965, to provide school group travel to the continent by coach. Initially coaches were hired from operators throughout the country until 1978 when Galloway bought the established coach operating business of A F Braybrooke & Son, based in Mendlesham. The business was renamed Galloway European Coachlines Ltd with its operational base being primarily to provide for the coaching requirements of its own tours.

Expansion continued into extended tours, private hire and contracts. Steadily the fleet expanded, outgrowing the original premises in the centre of Mendlesham's village, and new premises were developed at Denters Hill on the outskirts of the same village to accommodate the larger fleet. This remains the Head Office, vehicle maintenance facility and main depot.

The company services an eight vehicle operation for National Express from East Anglia into the London area as well as operating local bus routes and school contracts. Galloway also operates a variety of coach holiday options (both in the UK and Europe, day excursions such as city sightseeing and theatre trips and much more. 

Many of the coaches are also available for private hire. Galloway Travel Group are one of the region's leading coach operators with vehicles ranging from midi coaches to top class 49 seat executive coaches.

March 2017 saw Galloway win the Coach Tourism Innovation of the Year title at the 2017 British Coach Tourism Awards for work with London media agency AKA in launching a coach branded to promote the School of Rock musical.

Working for us

Our Vision:
'We aim to be one of the main bus, coach and tour operators within the UK, striving to serve and inspire people by providing high quality transport, and enjoyable and exciting encounters using modern, clean, well-maintained vehicles driven by experienced, courteous drivers.'

Currently there are over 150 staff looking after the customer experience. From the moment a customer enquires - either via the web, telephone or in one of the Coach Travel Centres, located in the centre of Ipswich, Stowmarket, Colchester and Norwich - to the time they meet a member of the smartly uniformed and experienced driving team, all Galloway staff are dedicated to ensuring the very best standard of service. 

Interested in joining our team? Visit our recruitment page for further information about our vacancies. If you would like to know more about working for us and the benefits we can offer your career then contact us by phone or email.

Find out more

To learn more about Galloway Coach Travel and the work we do please visit our website and follow us here on icanbea... for all the latest updates.

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