J&K Coaches Ltd are your number one transport provider for all types of private hire throughout Ireland, U.K and Europe.
Established in 2005 J&K Coaches Ltd have quickly progressed amongst the fastest growing coach companies in Northern Ireland providing high quality service with guaranteed reliability and luxury at affordable rates for all our clients. We operate a large fleet of luxurious and comfortable coaches throughout Ireland, UK and Europe which places us firmly on the coach hire market for all your transportation needs. We have a dedicated and experienced sales team, and with the addition of our dedicated drivers we can guarantee to provide the best possible service for all our clients.
J&K Coaches have been accredited with the highest rating of 6 stars with the BUSK Limited Benchmark scheme, the UK’s first and only star rating scheme for the passenger carrying industry. BUSK works to promote safe child road transport throughout the UK and specialises in all aspects of home to school transport, school trips in the UK and school visits abroad.
Since J&K Coaches opened in 2005, we have received a number of awards for our success and recognition of our services.
In 2014 J&K Coaches opened a new office depot in Derry/Londonderry where our experienced Tour and Event organiser Margaret is based. With depots in the North West of Ireland and Mid Ulster, this meant J&K were strategically positioned to offer great rates to clients.
Over the years, we have built up a fantastic client base. We provide regular transport for major sporting organisations such as Derry City Football Club, Ulster Rugby, Tyrone Ladies, Antrim Ladies and Belfast Giants and Junior Giants Ice Hockey teams. In addition to this, we also work alongside a number of large tour operators from all over the world.
We can cater for all events including; school trips, sporting events, concerts, airport travel, day trips, weddings, nights out, tours and corporate events. We pride ourselves on our great customer service and offering that personal touch to make you feel at ease from the moment you enquire to your booking has taken place.
Before J&K Coaches, Jim was a Quality Control Manager. When he founded the company in 2005, he implemented his Quality Control skills into the service he wanted to provide to his clients . This meant J&K Coaches quickly established into the UK, European and Irish markets for long and short haul excursions as well as private hires and contracts also.
Our sales team have over 30 years experience in sales and over 20 years withing the coach industry, From the moment of enquiry through to your booking you can rest assured you are in safe hands.
Margaret has over 30 years experience within Hospitality and Travel sector. She has over 16 years experience using that knowledge and applying it to the coach industry to offer tours within J&K Coaches.
We aren't biased but Margaret is fantastic at organising anything from a day trip to a tour and this is shown in the feedback we receive about her from our customers!
In Margarets own words:
"There are not many careers where sharing a passion is at the heart of what you do. Of course there’s a lot of hard work involved but the enthusiasm from the team, and most importantly the amazing feedback from our customers, makes that hard work worthwhile. I am very lucky to meet lovely such people on a daily basis."
Within J&K Coaches we have a number of different departments from maintenance, to HR, to accounts and allocations. We are lucky to have a number of personnel within these departments to ensure they run smoothly and help to contribute to the success of the company.
Our drivers play a vital part in our company. They are the people who make your journey pleasant and part of the reason we hope you come back again! Add all the departments together and you have a great team of people who will guarantee your experience with J&K Coaches will be 'miles ahead.'
Here at J&K Coaches our customers are at the heart of everything we do and that it why its vital for us to take their comments and feedback on board to constantly find ways of improving and growing.
"I just wanted to thank you for all your help throughout. We had a fantastic weekend, and acheived far more that we could every expected, so delighted to have to travel to Mayo yesterday for a semi final! This was all helped by the drivers who were very accomodating and professional at all times. I was on the Camogie bus with Malissa. She was absolutely fantastic, nothing was ever too much bother, her patience and easy way really made everything run very smoothly. She fitted in very well with the girls, parents and supporters, she even joined the management team at one stage! (see picture attached – think she really is a Derry girl at heart!) She probably has a few stories to tell, just remind her about the ornament, burglar alarm and the stolen elephant, she really had us in stiches all weekend. I would have no hesitation in recommending J&K for any future bookings for the club and heres hoping we will be planing a Feile 2019 trip!" Thanks Cathryn
- Cathryn McOscar
"Thanks to everyone at J&K for another successful Bears tour. Davy our driver was brilliant and did a great job, above and beyond. We’re at Ballyclare next year but off to Coventry in 2020, hope to use you guys again." Thanks Gary
"Just a message to say Thank you to Michael and I think Stephen oneill. They transported me to causeway hosp a couple of weeks ago. They were very respectful and compassionate. Would definitely recommend this service. I explained that i knew Jim from my social work job. Two lovely fellas. Wishing them both the best for the future. Many many thanks" Annemarie
- Anne Marie
"On behalf of Cookstown Youth FC, we would like to thank you for your support at our annual Golf Day and also your support throughout the season. We could not have done it without the support of our sponsors. This year was extra special as we were honoured and privileged to announce that our club had been awarded "The Queens Award for Voluntary Service," which is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities, and is classified as the equivalent to the MBE. Cookstown Youth FC are the first Football Club in Mid Ulster and Tyrone and only the third club in Northern Ireland to receive this award."
- Cookstown FC
"Thank you so much for sponsoring our volunteering trip to Romania. Your very kindly donated funds were used to help build a community centre, designed to benefit both children and adults, being in a safe place where they can play and work, by keeping them off unsafe streets. Your kindness and generosity for helping make this possible is something for which we are forever grateful. Thank you."
- Habitat for Humanity
"I'm writing to express the phenomenal service I and others in my group received from Eddie on 17th-26th August. He certainly made my first trip to Ireland a memorable one. His patience and kindness was over the top. At times I often wondered how he put up with us and got us to a destination on time. He is truly and asset to the company."
"I just completed a 10 day tour of Ireland with 19th Street Band group and I wanted to send special thanks to J&K and especially our driver, Eddie. This was one of the best trips of my life! A lot of that had to do with our tight-knit group and the beauty of Ireland but seamlessly supporting it all was the competence and reliability of J&K and our driver Eddie. He can thread that bus through a needle" The entire tour we rode safely and smoothly. The bus was comfortable, clean and well maintained. Eddie was always ready and waiting for us on time whether we were or not. He made some great suggestions for additional stops not on our itinerary that would up being some of my favourite sights, He could tell us exactly how far out of the way it would be and how long we should plan it into our journey, His advice was always spot on accurate. Eddie has excellent historical and local knowledge that he freely shared with a storytellers sense of humour and good timing. I was very sceptical about taking a group bus tour of Ireland not usually my thing. I am so happy I took this tour. I highly recommend experiencing Ireland this way. Thank you Eddie and J&K. Our group has only been home for 24 hours and we're already planning next years trip but only if Eddie is our driver!! Thanks again!!
I want to say that you have a treasure in your driver pool. Eddie took the 19th Street Band group around the country last week. He was the most amazing driver! His road skills were awesome, especially in urban settings. His joy was obvious. I've been on several coach tours in Ireland over the years. Eddie played a bug part in making the best one.
"A short note to convey a big thank you to J&K Coaches for a superb service yesterday. We had a superb trip to Donegal and everyone was adamant that the outstanding driving made a major contribution to the occasion. We were transported over all terrains in a caring and efficient manner. We felt comfortable in all conditions from dual carriageways to country roads. Please convey our thanks to your driver.
We also owe a debt of gratitude to you, who always gives us an immediate, friendly and Rolls Royce treatment."
My name is Jenni and recently I toured with Penny Whistle Travel in Ireland. We had the privilege of having Eddie drive the tour bus for us all week. 5* review. Eddie is outstanding and just brilliant. He's very professional, friendly and an incredible driver. Thank you so much for offering such amazing service.
I just wanted to pass on my praise to your driver, Eddie who did such a wonderful job of driving our group of songwriters around Ireland over the last week or so. Apart from being a skilled driver, getting us through many tight squeezes, Eddie very quickly became a special and valued part of our group on this trip. We just loved him. So friendly and warm, interested, real, protective and just a total gem. He was a perfect fit for our group and kept us going whilst we were singing, praying and sharing stories on the bus. I hope we see him again!
We have finished a tour around Ireland Sep 14-23. Our coach driver Eddie was phenomenal! He kept us all safe and on time and was also a joy to be around!
I just finished up an amazing tour throughout Ireland with one of the most incredible souls I have ever encountered! Eddie took such great care of each one of us. He is a phenomenal driver, he made us feel safe and got us where we needed to be on time! By the end of our journey with him he was no longer Eddie "our bus driver" he was and forever will be Eddie, our family! He is a treasure. Many of us cried when he had to leave us! I look forward to our next trip with him at the helm leading the way. Thank you Eddie for just being you! Until next time!
"I would like to take the time to write to you as a thanks for the excellent service we got on our recent trip with your company. The young lady Amanda in the office went above and beyond for us the minute I spoke with her on the phone. She ensured the trip ran smoothly and and even with a follow up after the trip to ensure we all had a good time away. I will definitely be using this company again and all because of that young lady Amanda."
"We would like to thank you for all your help with our recent trip. We had a few bad experiences last year with a different operator and were quite reluctant to use another because of it. However, this year went wonderfully well. Our driver was prompt for pick up, patient with all the kids, there were a few elderly grandparents who attended also.
Nothing was a bother to the driver who was very courteous. I will definitely be recommending your company to others and will certainly return to avail of your services."
"We went on the excellent Poppy Factory tour. What a thoroughly enjoyable day we had. The tour of the factory was so interesting and the staff enthusiastic and informative. Shawn was a very competent driver (as you would expect from J&k), told us all we needed to know without being over chatty. Thank you very much for a great day."
- Ruth & Terry Wootton
"I would just like to give praise to one of your drivers. Today 'Big Nigel' took our P7 boys and girls to "We are Vertigo" in Belfast, he was a star. He was pleasant and interacted so well with the children. Please pass on out thanks and appreciation to him. Sometimes it is nice to be told you are doing a good job and today Nigel certainly did."
I just want to write and pass on my gratitude to J&K and Nicki for the excellent service we received yesterday.
I'm not sure if it will have already been passed on but due to circumstances beyond our control, there was a delay in our return time home. I just want to highlight how helpful and understanding Nicki was regarding these unforeseeable changes to our day and schedule. It made the situation so much easier.
We look forward to booking a coach through you again in the future.
Thank you again.
Anna & the Lacrosse Team
"Thank you so much to Margaret for organising our trip to Sligo, everything was perfect. Nicky our driver was very patient and helpful to us, we couldn't ask for better."
" Many thanks for the buses we had to take the children out today. The teachers asked that I tell you the drivers were fabulous. They really appreciated that they went out of their way to get as close to the door as possible when the children were coming home on this horrible day.
The stories they told the children went down a treat. The teachers really appreciated the effort the drivers went to, on behalf of the school please pass on our thanks to Alan, Malissa and Nigel."
Our dedicated team are committed to finding ways of constantly improving the level of service we offer and this is at the heart of everything we do.