Home to School Travel

We provide transport on behalf of Cumbria County Council to and from various schools in the local area.  Vehicles used on home-to-school transfers display school signs and also, if applicable, signs displaying destination information.  Our drivers endeavour to understand the needs of all children and are there to help and assist during the journey.

Due to many of the roads used on our home-to-school journeys being very remote and untreated, there may be instances where collection for all children is not possible in adverse weather conditions. 

Please contact 01768 870219 where a member of staff will be happy to help and advise during the Winter season.

The national guidance for hiring coaches and outside learning in schools can be found here.

Educational Visits

When hiring a coach for schools, college or university outings, price comparison is not the only aspect that should be considered. With Alba Travel. you have peace of mind that you will receive a competitive quote and a modern, fully equipped coach that will meet your exact requirements. We understand that travelling with children can often lead to unforeseen circumstances. Comfort stops are welcomed as we understand these will help stem the emergence of boredom which inevitably may lead to bad behaviour. Hirers will receive a prompt response to enquiries informing of availability and then of quotation.

Please read the Drivers section on the About Us page to learn about our commitment to provide the best drivers around.

The company holds advanced Motor Vehicle, Public Liability and Employers’ Liability Insurances. Copies of insurance certificates and operators’ licence can be provided on request. A copy of our risk assessment is also available if requested. Additionally, we would welcome the opportunity to show school trip organisers around our premises and fleet, and be delighted to arrange an appointment so to make sure there is a guide available.

In the extremely unlikely event of a breakdown, 24-hour recovery and/or repair is on hand with an agreement with CPT Breakdown Assistance in coordination with Nationwide Coach Assistance (see www.ntbs.co.uk/nca for further details.)