Thirlwells, Established 1917

About us

1917 / 2017 – 100 years of Coaching in the North East with the same Family 

We are the oldest established family-run private hire coach company in the area, having been founded in 1917 by grandfather John Thirlwell. The company is now run by the 3rd generation of grandchildren, and John, Sue and Ian ensure that all our customers are dealt with personally.

We have a history of providing quality travel for all occasions in clean comfortable coaches. We also specialise in British coach holidays to many popular destinations and day tours for groups of all sizes.

2017 will be our Centenary year and we will celebrate during the year – We are very proud of our history and 100 years of Coaching in the North East 

We will be having an “Open Day” at our depot on Thursday 24th August 2017 to celebrate, with our Coaches on display and many vintage vehicles too with lots to do, and everyone is welcome, come and join us for a coffee

We  added to our fleet a new Coach which is a Plaxton Panther – Volvo B11 – 53 seater full exec coach – pictures now on the website.  Please come and see it everyone welcome.  We are very pleased with it and I am sure that all our customers will love it, very warm inside with very comfortable seats and all the usual amenities, toilets washroom – tea / coffee and cold drinks available and of course fully air conditioned.

We also have a  49 seater full exec  Plaxton Bodied Elite Coach  with full Leather interior seats. to hire this coach give us a ring and come and see this coach or our new one they are very special coaches and of the top of the market so come and see them I am sure you will want to us them for your outing or special occasion.

Then we were proud to have been part of the Olympics, having Two of our Top touring Coaches, spending 6  weeks down in London with 4 of our drivers, working for LOCOG as official transport on the Olympics.

Our 2017 Holiday Brochure are now available  & 2017 Day excursion will be available mid February, for brochures, please contact our office and we will post you a copy.  There are lots of old popular tours, but there are a lot of new ones too.  Some special themed tours with entrance fees to Gardens, Houses, and Castles.

Just give us a call or e-mail should you want more details or to discuss any requirements you might need.

Tel 0191 488 2430

Fax: 0191 488 4948

VAT Number: 177531251