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Are you planning a group trip or event? Look no further than Escape Coach Tours for all your bus charter needs.

Our experienced team provides reliable, comfortable, and affordable transportation solutions for schools, clubs, sports teams, and private groups in Bendigo and the surrounding areas, and beyond.


With every bus charter, we include professional and courteous drivers to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey for your group.

  • Well-maintained vehicles ensuring your safety and comfort

  • Two coach sizes available: 46-seater and 59-seater

  • Professional, courteous drivers included with every bus charter

  • Flexible rental options to suit your group's unique needs

  • Competitive pricing with transparent, upfront quotes

  • Exceptional customer service and support throughout your journey

Our Services

Discover the wide range of bus charter options available at Escape Coach Tours, tailored to meet the unique needs of your group or event.

Private Bus Charter

From weddings and birthdays to corporate events and weekend getaways, Escape Coach Tours offers private bus charters for any occasion.

Our versatile fleet can accommodate groups of various sizes, and our experienced team will work with you to create a customised itinerary that meets your specific needs.

Whether you need transportation for a single day or an extended trip, we provide reliable, comfortable, and affordable solutions.


With Escape Coach Tours, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey while we handle the driving.

School Excursion Bus Charter

At Escape Coach Tours, we understand the importance of safe, reliable transportation for school excursions. We are fully accredited through Safe Transport Victoria, with all the appropriate insurances, and are proud members of the Bus Association Victoria. 

Our experienced drivers ensure that your students arrive at their destination comfortably and on time.


We work closely with teachers and administrators to plan the perfect itinerary, accommodating any special requests or requirements.


With our school bus charters, you can focus on providing an engaging learning experience while we handle the transportation logistics.

Sports Team Transportation Charter Bus

Escape Coach Tours is proud to support local sports teams by providing safe, convenient transportation to games, tournaments, and training sessions.

Our coaches are equipped with ample storage space for sports gear and luggage, ensuring that your team arrives ready to perform.


We understand the importance of punctuality in the world of sports, and our experienced drivers will ensure that your team reaches the venue on time.


Focus on your game strategy and leave the transportation to us.

Club Bus Charter

Whether you're a football club, Probus club, service club, or any other organisation, Escape Coach Tours makes group travel simple and stress-free.

Our Spacious coaches offer ample room for members equipment and luggage, talk to us about your group numbers from small to large groups we will work with you to find the best solution.

Our professional drivers are committed to ensuring that your club's journey is safe, enjoyable, and memorable.

Let us take care of the transportation so you can focus on fostering camaraderie and making the most of your trip.

Airport and Cruise Ship Transfer Charters

Start and end your group vacation on a high note with Escape Coach Tours' airport and cruise ship transfer services.

We offer prompt, reliable group transportation to and from airports and cruise ship terminals, eliminating the stress of navigating unfamiliar roads or finding parking.

Our professional drivers will meet you at the designated pick-up point and assist with your luggage.

With our comfortable coaches and attentive service, you can begin your holiday the moment you step on board.

What Our Customers Say

Don't just take our word for it – see what our satisfied clients have to say about their experiences with Escape Coach Tours.

Barb & Rog

"..the Owners, Damien & Annette Harris & they are Reliable, Trustworthy People. Damien has many years experience in Maintenance & Driving Coaches & they both will look after you."

Mark, Shepparton Bird Club

“I just wanted to send a quick note thanking you and Damien for supplying the coach for our 4 day trip to Port Augusta.

There were a number of hesitant people as our last coach captain we have been using for over 15 years and we have received great service from him, all agreed that Damien did an excellent job, nothing seemed to bother him and it all seemed to go off without a hitch.

 If he was happy with us we will certainly be in touch next year when we head off on our next adventure.”

Jenny, Bendigo Geelong Cats Supports Group

“Escape Tours have been taking us to the Geelong Cats football matches in their comfortable, safe buses for a number of years now.


Damien and Annette have been brilliant to work with - very adaptive to our needs, affordable, punctual, friendly, and above all, Damien is an excellent bus driver.”

Nola, Heartbeat Bendigo Branch

“Escape Tours is a great company to travel with. Everything is perfectly organised, excellent drivers, and spotlessly clean buses.


Just provide them with an outline of your requirements and they do the rest. We would recommend them to any groups that wish to travel.”

Get Your Free Quote Today!

Ready to simplify your group transportation? Fill out the form below or call us at 0492 811 272 to receive a free, no-obligation quote for your upcoming trip. 

Our friendly team is here to answer any questions and help you plan the perfect journey.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance should I book my bus charter in Bendigo?
We recommend booking your bus charter as early as possible, especially during peak seasons or for large groups. However, we'll always do our best to accommodate last-minute requests subject to availability. 


Can I hire just a bus without a driver?
No, we do not offer the option to hire a bus without a driver. At Escape Coach Tours, our professional drivers are an essential part of our service, and all our bus charters include a qualified, experienced driver. This policy ensures the safety and comfort of our passengers, as well as compliance with relevant transportation regulations and insurance requirements. Our drivers are there to provide a stress-free travel experience for your group, handling all aspects of the journey from start to finish.

What is the minimum number of passengers required for a bus charter?

While we don't have strict minimum numbers of passengers, groups usually start from 25, if your group is smaller please talk to us to see if we can accommodate your needs.

Are your coaches wheelchair accessible?
No, we don’t have wheelchair lifts available in our coaches.


Do you provide child seats or booster seats for young passengers?

There are anchor spots for child seats on the coach, please let us know if you are bringing child seats so we can arrange for those seats to be reserved.

Can we bring food and drinks on the coach?
Yes, you are welcome to bring cold snacks and non-alcoholic beverages with screw top lids on board. No hot food is allowed.We kindly ask that you dispose of any rubbish in the bins provided and avoid bringing messy or strong-smelling foods to ensure a pleasant journey for all passengers.


Are there restroom facilities on board your coaches?
Our coaches are equipped with onboard restrooms for your convenience, but please note that it’s law that you remain in your seat while the vehicle is moving. However, we also make regular comfort stops.


Can we decorate the coach for a special occasion?
Absolutely! We understand that many of our charters are for special events like birthdays or weddings. You're welcome to decorate the coach, but please avoid using anything that may cause damage or leave residue. Our team can provide guidance on suitable decoration options.


Is there a luggage limit for each passenger?
Each passenger can bring up to 20kg of luggage


What cleaning and safety measures are in place for your coaches?
We clean the coach after each trip.


Can we smoke on board the coach?
No, as per law smoking is strictly prohibited on all our coaches. This includes e-cigarettes and vaping devices. We strive to maintain a clean and healthy environment for all passengers and appreciate your cooperation.


Are pets allowed on your coaches?
We generally do not allow pets on our coaches, with the exception of  certified service animals. If you require a service animal to accompany you, please let us know when making your booking so we can make appropriate arrangements.


How do I cancel or reschedule my bus charter?
To cancel or reschedule your bus charter, please contact our office as soon as possible. Our cancellation policy is outlined in our terms and conditions, which are provided at the time of booking. Depending on the notice period, cancellation fees may apply.


What payment methods do you accept?
We accept various payment methods, including credit cards (Visa and  Mastercard), direct bank transfers, cheques and cash. Payment terms and conditions will be provided when you make your booking.


Are your drivers qualified to assist passengers with mobility issues?
Passengers need to be independent as they cannot rely on the driver. They need to be able to walk and climb steps.


Can we request additional stops during our charter trip?
Certainly! We can accommodate additional stops during your charter, subject to time constraints and route feasibility. Please provide us with your desired itinerary when making your booking, and we'll do our best to incorporate your requested stops.


What entertainment options are available on board your coaches?
Our coaches are equipped with entertainment systems that include CD and DVD players, allowing you to bring your own music and movies to enjoy during your journey. Additionally, our coaches feature Bluetooth connectivity, enabling you to wirelessly stream audio from your personal devices to the onboard sound system. This way, you can create your own personalised entertainment experience while travelling with us.


How do you ensure the safety of passengers during the trip?
All coaches are seat belt equipped and are serviced and maintained under strict standards.


Can we bring bicycles or other large sports equipment on board? 
Please talk to us if you have large items to take on your trip,


What is the maximum group size you can accommodate?
If you have a large group please talk to us, to see if we can help out.


Can we hire a coach for a multi-day tour?
Absolutely! We offer coach hire services for multi-day tours, whether it's a weekend getaway or a longer excursion. Our team will work with you to plan your itinerary, accommodate your preferred stops and overnight locations, and provide a comfortable travel experience throughout your journey.


How do you handle lost property on your coaches?
If you believe you've left an item on one of our coaches, please contact our office as soon as possible with a description of the item and the date and route of your trip. We'll do our best to locate the item and arrange for its return. Unclaimed items will be held for a limited period before being donated to charity.


Can we request a specific route for our charter trip?
We'll work closely with you to plan the most suitable route for your charter based on your preferences, time constraints, and any specific stops you'd like to include. Our experienced drivers have extensive knowledge of the  Victoria and will provide recommendations to ensure an efficient and enjoyable journey.


What happens if there's a mechanical issue with the coach during our trip?
In the rare event of a mechanical issue, our driver will assess the situation and take appropriate action to ensure your safety and minimise disruption to your journey. We have a network of support staff and backup vehicles to assist with any necessary repairs or replacements, so you can rest assured that we'll get you back on the road as quickly as possible.


Can we charter a coach for a wedding or other special event?
Yes, we specialise in providing coach hire services for weddings and other special events. Our experienced team will work closely with you to understand your specific requirements, provide customised decorations or signage, and ensure seamless transportation for your guests. We'll go the extra mile to make your special day truly memorable.

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