A smart offer for your school transport


For primary and secondary schools located near our coach depots, be sure to make use of this brilliant offer. The School Smart Discount can save you up to 50% on school coach hire  when booking transport between 9:30 am and 2:30 pm, for any requirement within your National Curriculum programme, helping you to save money on your travel budget.

Let’s put this into context…

If you are looking for shuttles to and from the local swimming centre, for regular lessons between 10 am and 12 pm but need reliable and cheap transport - this offer could be the one for you.

If you are located close to one of our depots or a contract that is running mornings and afternoons, we could provide your hire in between the contracts. This means the hire would be at a saver rate due to the vehicle being a shorter mileage away.

All you need to do is quote our discount code ‘School Smart’ to see if your school trips meet our criteria and take advantage of this regular savers offer.


Here’s a list of our coach depot locations around the UK:

  • Gillingham, Kent (The Kings Ferry)
  • Dover, Kent (The Kings Ferry)
  • Lower Sydenham, London (Clarkes of London)
  • Woodley, Reading (Stewarts Coaches)
  • Wigston, Leicester (Woods Coaches)
  • Fareham, Hampshire (Lucketts Travel and Coliseum Coaches)
  • Tadley, Hampshire (Mortons Travel)
  • Christchurch, Dorset (Solent Coaches)
  • Lancing, West Sussex (Worthing Coaches)
  • Aston, Birmingham (NETS West Midlands - opening April 2022)


With our new depot opening in Birmingham in spring 2022, this also extends our Smart Discount to another area of the UK, now including schools near Aston. If your school is based near any of these locations, get in touch with our team and see what savings you could be making on school travel.

As part of this school smart offer you have access to our full fleet of vehicles, ranging from minibus hire to double decker coach hire. We can provide you with any vehicle size to suit your educational trips, sports activities or even home-to-school shuttles, with the safety of students being top of our list.

We know that organising school travel isn’t always easy. With plenty of experience and high customer service working with a number of different schools and universities we can certainly help with your planning across the academic year and provide fixed rates to ease your budgeting as well.

There’s plenty of money saving offers available when booking through National Express Transport Solutions, including our Budget Lodging and ‘Book More, Save More’ schemes.

Need more information about how you could save up to 50% on school coach hire? You can submit a coach hire enquiry through our website quoting ‘School Smart’ or if you would prefer to speak to the experts, call us on 0845 257 9845 or email sales-nets@nationalexpress.com.