Hire a Routemaster bus

For a nostalgic touch to your special day, why not hire one of our vintage vehicles? Call us on 0333 987 8411.

Travel in style on your special day

Our iconic Routemaster buses will be a real talking point on your special day. Choose from a variety of vehicles, including our extremely popular open top bus.

Wedding hire

A Routemaster offers the perfect cost-effective way to transport the happy couple and wedding guests in style. It can be decorated with:

  • White or coloured ribbons
  • Silk posies on each deck
  • Customised destination blinds front and rear with the couple’s names or a short special message.

Special events

Our open-topper makes the ideal platform for:

  • Race meetings
  • Event control point
  • Parades

Corporate hire

  • One-off hire or longer term partnerships
  • Static hire or to be used to transport guests
  • Bespoke destination displays
  • Bespoke advertising to your requirements by a professional advertising agency with experience in this field

Professional staff included

Each hire comes with a professionally trained driver and conductor to help make your event a success.

How we can help

We have a wealth of experience in creating and carrying out bespoke hires. We can provide ideas and inspiration as well as plan the logistics.

Get in contact

Our friendly team will be happy to discuss your requirements and provide a tailored plan for your day.  You can call our dedicated Routemaster hire team on 0333 987 8411.

Arriva Bus

Meet the fleet

We have four classic lovingly-preserved Routemaster buses available for hire.

Meet the fleet

Frequently asked questions

Are there any restrictions on pick-up and drop-offs?


Not really as long as we can park our buses safely and the hire is within London and the Home Counties. We do however need to know exact pick-up locations in advance. If we think there might be a problem we will work with you to find a suitable alternative.

How far can the bus travel?


There is no set distance limit but there are restrictions relating to how long the driver is allowed to work. Our team will happily discuss this with you.

How much does a hire cost?


Prices are tailored according to time, distance and any other services or special requests. All our quotes are based around your requirements.

Can I choose which bus I want?


Yes of course! If we can’t provide your choice of vehicle then we will contact you a few days before the hire to offer an alternative Routemaster from our fleet. This is a very unlikely event due to unforeseen operational issues.

Are you able to carry luggage?


These are the iconic London Routemaster buses so space is very limited. We may be able to accommodate small items of luggage. Just let us know when you contact us.

Can I drive the bus myself?


Unfortunately this isn’t possible. However you are welcome to have a picture of you and any of your guests in the driving seat!