Scotland & Bates Ltd

Scotland & Bates is an industry leading coach operator located in Appledore near the Kent and East Sussex border

Providing a truly excellent service has been the objective since its formation in the late 1940s.  Since the first coach was purchased and passengers transported, the first priority has always been the comfort and safety of our passengers.  Now in its third generation it provides high quality coach travel around the South-East, throughout the UK and into mainland Europe

Whatever your requirement, be it a quick quote or detailed assistance at the planning stage, Scotland & Bates has the ideal solution.  With modern highly equipped vehicles ranging from 29 to 55 seats and friendly, licenced, knowledgeable and experienced drivers Scotland & Bates will provide for your travel requirements and surpass your expectations

Our Vehicles (seats)

  • 17 - 25
  • 26 - 37
  • 38 - 45
  • 46+


  • Airport/station transfers
  • Corporate hire
  • Day trips and excursions
  • European tours
  • Home to school transport
  • Private hire
  • Schools/colleges and groups
  • Tour guides
  • Shuttle buses


  • Air Conditioning
  • Audio systems
  • Extra leg room
  • Hot and cold drinks
  • Leather seats
  • Tables/Lounge Area
  • Toilet

Request a quote

Please complete and return the following form and one of the Scotland & Bates Ltd team will get back to you within 48 hours.