Viking Coaches dates back to 1924, firstly owned by John Lloyd, over the years from then to the present day Viking Coaches have 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 in 1989, 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.
In December 2011, Solus Coaches (from Tamworth) bought the ownership of the company and reverted the name back to Viking Coaches, securing the future of the company.
In 2015 the company was bought out by the ' Garratt Brothers' James and Adam from Leicestershire. They have since changed the name to 'Viking Travel' .
Viking Travel has been family owned by the Garratt Brothers since July 2015.
Now into the 3rd Generation with James & Adam, the Garratt name is very well known in the industry and brings with it many years of experience that has been passed down from generations.
In 2014, Viking celebrated its 90th year of business by giving the company a fresh new look to the fleet and changing it's name from Viking Coaches to Viking Travel.
The new directors are now looking forward to taking Viking into it's 100th year of trading.