Viking Travel

Since 1926

Viking Coaches was first established by John Lloyd in 1926, over the years from then to the presnt day Viking Coaches have been been a prominent feature on the roads of South Derbyshire, East Staffordshire, West Leicestershire and into North Warwickshire.

John Lloyd retired and sold the company, since then numerous companies have owned Viking Coaches, these include; Stevenson Buses, British Bus, Arriva, Travelstyle and Protours, whom changed the trading name in 2006 from Viking Coaches to Protours. Then in December 2011, Solus Coaches in Tamworth bought the ownership of the company & reverted the name back to Viking Coaches.

In July 2015 Viking Coaches was aquired by the Garratt family from Leicestershire, Paul Garratt and his two sons James and Adam. Paul has been in the coaching industry for more than thirty years and seized the opportunity for his sons to be involved in the industry he loves.
Drawing on Paul's wealth of expertise, James and Adam's ambition for Viking looks exciting with them instantly rebranding the company name to Viking Travel. A newly designed livery completes a fresh modern look for the fleet!

The new directors ambition is to see Viking Travel into their 100 years of trading & continue many years beyond!

90 Years of Excellence 

 The Company services home to school contracts  for the local county councils of  Derbyshire,  Staffordshire and  Leicestershire. Viking Travel  also  undertake private hire, swimming  contracts  and outdoor education centre  visits. Viking  Travel are part of the  transport network for the  local Colleges,  Academy’s and Private Schools.

 Viking Travel work with a large number of  tour  operators and operate some  contracts for  Travelstyle Holidays (National  Holidays), as well  as Venatour Sports  groups.

 Our coaches travel across the United Kingdom  and far into Europe on a daily basis.


Viking's look through the years...

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Job Vacancies​​

    - Part-time PSV Drivers
    - Experienced Tour Drivers
    - For more details please contact Adam in the transport office
01283 217 012 or alternatively

Complete an application form below and return to 
Unit 2, Ryder Close
Swadlincote, Derbyshire,
DE11 9EU

Application Form