Welcome to Fords of Althorne
Essex based coach & bus hire

Fords Coaches in Essex is a family business with a long coaching history. With the first coach purchased in 1929, we have now been operating coaches for over 80 years. We have our own premises in the village of Althorne, Essex. These incorporate modern workshops, offices, and on-site parking for our 25-strong fleet of coaches and buses.

Our team of engineers ensure that all vehicles are maintained to the highest standards for safety and peace of mind. We're proud of our enviable reputation with VOSA.

We have a friendly team of office staff and drivers. We pride ourselves in providing excellent customer service, which see us with a high level of repeat business and high recommendations. If you require that special service please feel free to contact one of the office team to discuss your individual requirements.

Our vehicles travel the whole of the United Kingdom and the continent for many different companies, groups, schools and private customers. We pride ourselves on a reputation built up over many years, during which many thousands of satisfied customers have travelled with us again and again. Recommendation is our reward.

Notice Board:

Please Note:

Student Travel September 2020

Ormiston Rivers Academy XM0009

William De Ferrers School

Many of you now will be receiving leters from Essex County Council

confirming the School Transport you have applied for.

On our website you will see the Downloads option across the

top if you click on this it will give you a choice of various timetables,

Click on the one in the area you live it will give you the time and pick up point

closest to your address.

We will be issuing Bus passes during the first week of term they will not be posted

out to you, we will work with the Schools to arrange the collection of them.

Please be advised the current Goverment Guidance is for all Children over the

age of 11 to wear a face covering whilst on School Transport, unless a medical

reason restricts you from doing so.

Our Office will re-open fully on Wednesday 26th August for any questions you may have

regarding School Transport.