Coaches, buses, and minibuses
If you need help applying for a licence to be the operator of a coach, bus or minibus, or wish to start a bus service then we are here to listen and advise you — contact us now!
We can help with obtaining licences for coach, bus or minibus operators or for entrepreneurs wishing to start a bus service.
In order to drive a coach/bus/minibus, you will need a Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licence from the Vehicle & Operator Services Agency.
We can advise you and help you apply for the PSV licence. If there are objections to the application, this may lead to a public inquiry. We are experienced at representing individuals and businesses at inquries.
If your application is refused or is granted with unacceptable conditions, you have the right to apply to the Administrative Appeals Chamber of the Upper Tribunal for an appeal.
Don’t forget that before starting a bus service, you need to apply to the Traffic Commissioner (or to Transport for London if within Greater London) in addition to the PSV licence and advertise the bus service you wish to run.
The comments above are general and should not be taken as a definitive statement of the law or procedure. Expert advice should always be sought on this area. We have not attempted to cover all the obligations or legal requirements that may arise.