About Us

Company

Minibus Hire
Buddys Travel is a family-run business owned and run by Richard Budd. We pride ourselves on offering a personal and professional service. Because we are a small business we are able to maintain high levels of customer service at very competitive prices.

We are extremely flexible and will always try to accommodate your needs. Just call us to discuss your requirements.

Got a last minute booking? We'll always try to get your passengers where they need to go, even if it's without much notice.

Need picking up out of hours? We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can be rest assured that we'll always get you to that early morning flight. (Excludes Xmas day - even we have to have a break sometimes!)

A word or two from Richard Budd...

Hello and welcome to Buddys Travel website.

My name is Richard Budd, and I am the owner and founder of Buddys Travel.

My family and I moved to Bournemouth back in 2001, this was after a few hectic years in London.

In early 2004, I needed to hire a mini bus with driver, and noticed there was a lack of chauffeur driven minibuses for hire in Bournemouth and the surrounding areas - and that's when I decided to start up Buddys Travel.

Starting up wasn't easy - there are so many tests to take, forms to fill and red tape to get fully licensed. But we all persevered and opened the sliding doors of our buses in early 2005.

The most satisfying part for me is the great feedback I get from our customers, see our testimonials below. We really do go out of our way to make sure your trip is perfectly tailored for you. Great service is what we're all about!

On that note I’d like to say a big ‘Thank you’ to all our customers - without you we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. We’ve had some great feedback since we started Buddys Travel and I really appreciate all the comments that we’ve received.

I’d also like to thank my family who have been so supportive throughout the whole process which is exactly what you need when setting up a venture like this. I’m extremely grateful for all the help behind the scenes that everyone has put in.

Testimonial

Morning,

I just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with the service last night to Salisbury races.

Steve was absolutely ACE!! He got us there and home safely and he was a brilliant laugh!! Took photos of us when we got on the bus and photos of us when we got to the races and has sent them straight over to me this morning.

I wanted to let you know Buddy's travel made our night!

Thank you very very much!

Kelly