About The Travellers Choice

Whatever your reason for travelling we aim to deliver the highest possible standards and first class customer service.

Our family business was founded back in 1872 by Robert Shaw in the seaside village of Silverdale in the heart of Lancashire. Today the family continues to maintain the objectives for high quality and service set by our founder from our modern, purpose-built coach & travel centre, which is ideally situated in the centre of the United Kingdom alongside the M6 motorway.

With more than 100 vehicles in our modern fleet, we are able to provide a wide selection of services to suit everyone. These include Private Hire, a range of exciting daily excursions from shopping trips to sightseeing tours, a comprehensive holiday programme with short breaks, UK & Continental tours, educational visits, corporate travel and tailor-made tours for group travel.

The Family

The Travellers Choice is very much a family business and was founded back in 1872 by Robert Shaw in the days of the horse and cart.

We are now one of the largest family owned and run coach operators in the North West and our success is founded in providing high quality services.

Being a family business we proudly offer the personal service you that you, our discerning clients, have become accustomed to and our management team continually aim to maintain the objectives set out by our founder.


Our quality and excellence is maintained with a modern fleet of over 100 vehicles operating from two depots in Carnforth and Dalton in Furness. View our fleet.

Our policy of phased replacement ensures that we always have a modern fleet equipped with the latest facilities. You can choose from:

Luxury Mini Coaches 16 / 19 / 29 / 33 seater
Luxury Coaches  49 / 51 / 57 / 70 seater
Executive Coaches 41 / 49 / 51 / 53 / 57 / 65 seater


As part of our ongoing commitment to quality our team regularly undergo a wide range of training.

Working closely with our training partners, programmes are written specifically for our team. From garage staff to directors, everyone benefits in areas such as basic first aid, irtec training, vehicle awareness, management training and customer care.

Leighton Hall

The Travellers Choice and Leighton Hall are two local family businesses working together to make your wedding day and night run that little bit smoother… It’s the best day of your lives so it makes sense to choose the best venue and the best transportation for you and your guests.

For more information please contact Leighton Hall on 01524 734474 or visit their website for more details. www.leightonhall.co.uk

Private Hire

We offer a wide range of modern luxury vehicles with something to suit everyone. So wether it be a school trip, wedding, night out with friends or a day at the races, The Travellers Choice are the ones to call.

Call now or click here for a free quotation.

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We offer a full brochure packed with exciting locations and inclusive tours.

With excellent hotels offering high standards of accommodation and service, together with our experienced drivers and quality coaches our aim is to ensure your holiday is not only an enjoyable one but a memorable one.

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Day Excursions

If a holiday is too long, why not try a day excursion.

We offer a comprehensive programme of daily excursions from a shopping trip to Manchester to a scenic tour of the Yorkshire Dales.

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Group Travel

Group Travel has always been at the heart of our business.

Whatever the size of your group or the distance you wish to travel we have right coach (or coaches) for you.

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Educational Visits

We have a wealth of experience in catering for educational travel of all types

Continental skiing holidays, visits to museums and heritage sites, sports venues etc.

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Tour Operators / Overseas Groups

Over the years we have developed on-going relationships with many tour operators and individual overseas groups both in the UK and beyond.

We have many clients from the USA, Asia and Europe and our drivers are experienced in carrying all nationalities.

We are of course happy to personalise our coaches with a clients own livery if requested.

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