Getting you from A to B in style and comfort…

About Us

Excelsior Coaches is one of the South Coast's most recognisable coach operators, specialising in high quality and good value transport within the UK. As part of the industry-leading Go-Ahead Group, our customers are guaranteed a safe and enjoyable journey. When travelling with Excelsior, you are guaranteed top-class service.

With over 90 years of providing class-leading coach travel for those seeking a prestigious and effortless experience, Excelsior are well placed to provide a reliable and safe vehicle for your journey. 

Our sister company, Damory is a familiar face around West Dorset offering school coach hire and local bus services across Blandford, Weymouth and beyond. Operating a number of school coaches, Damory's coaches offer 57 and 70 seater vehicles in a 3 + 2 seating arrangement to suit high capacity trips.

Across Excelsior, we only recruit drivers who want to go the extra mile for your benefit and that of our reputation. Our drivers will be guaranteed to turn up looking immaculate in full uniform, and will give you a smooth, safe and comfortable drive. They will always be approachable, flexible, friendly and professional.

We are experienced in offering:

  • Corporate contracts
  • Group tours
  • Day tours
  • Cruise and airport transfers
  • Weddings and event coach hire
  • Sporting transfers (allocated coaches for sports teams)
  • Dorset Schools partnerships (discounted hire between AM & PM hires)

We have operated many prestigious partnerships and contracts for organisations such as Poole Town FC, Bourenmouth University, Portland Port, Dorchester Town FC, Solent Thrashers, Bournemouth Bobcats and Coastal Walks (UK).

Gender Pay Gap Report

Excelsior Coaches are part of Go South Coast (a subsidiary of the Go-Ahead Group) whose mean gender pay gap for 2020 was 7.9%, which is substantially lower than the 15.4% national average. You can read the entire report for more details.

Photo of Damory, Excelsior and Tourist women staff holding up their job titles

Group Energy & Climate Change Policy

Our parent group, Go-Ahead, and its operating companies are committed to providing public transport services that meet our passengers’ needs now and in the future. Public transport plays a key role in reducing the UK’s carbon footprint by providing an alternative to the use of private cars and reducing the environmental impact of transport. 

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