Routemaster 4 Hire


The following terms and conditions apply to the hire of a bus from

Routemaster-4-Hire to the Customer for an event/s for a specified rental period.



i. "The company" means Routemaster4Hire of Unit E, Schappe Building, Llay Industrial Estate, Llay, Wrexham, LL12 0B

ii. "The hirer" refers to the authorised signatory who is responsible for the hire of the bus(s).                                             

iii. "Event date" is the first date of the hire period detailed on the Hire Agreement.                                                                

iv. "The hire" refers to the vehicle hire and/or services supplied by Routemaster4Hire to The Customer for the period stated in the Hire Agreement.

v. “the Vehicle” means a Routemaster double-decker bus (or other suitable vehicle) which is the subject of the Contract and referred to on the Booking Form.

vi. A signature on this quotation automatically changes it to a hire agreement.                                                       



  1. The hirer is responsible to the company for any internal or external damage to the vehicle, its fittings or equipment caused by the negligence or misconduct of any passengers carried thereon. We reserve the right to set-off any repair costs.

  2. The hirer may not cause the hours of work or driving performed by the driver to break the law relating to drivers hours as set out in the 1968 Road Traffic Act and any subsequent amendments.

  3. Notices or decorations shall not be displayed from the vehicle without the previous consent of the company.

  4. The company shall not be responsible for the failure to execute this contract by any reason outside their control.

  5. The company shall not be responsible for loss or damage to luggage or other property brought onto the vehicle during the period of hire however caused.

  6. This contract shall not be varied in whole or in part except by mutual consent of the company and the hirer.

  7. All hirers must be booked by a person over the age of 18.

  8. Any hire where the party includes a significant number of passengers under the age of 16 must include at least two responsible adult passengers.

  9. Children under the age of 12 must be supervised at all times by a competent adult and must be seated whilst the vehicle is in motion.

  10. The company accepts no responsibility for any injury to a child due to failure to comply with this condition.

  11. No food or alcohol is permitted on the bus without the previous consent of the company.

  12. The authority of the driver and/or conductor is final. They have the right to stop the bus, cancel the hire and ask passengers to leave the bus for any reason. In such an event, the hirer will not receive any refund or compensation.

  13. Additional charges such as but not limited to parking fees or entry fees will be levied in accordance with the charges imposed by the company supplying the services. Such charges are to be paid by the hirer.

  14. There is no guarantee that the vehicle will perform a journey to a given time and the company shall not be accountable for any loss or inconvenience which may arise from any delay, detention or breakdown.

  15. The charge for the hire of the vehicle, outside of the agreed hire period will be £100 for each hour or part thereof.

  16. Should the vehicle’s departure be delayed by the hirer or any member of his or her party this delay will form part of the hire period.

  17. In the event that the party (or any of its members) does not arrive back at the vehicle for any homeward journey within 15 minutes of the agreed time, the driver may depart without them, in these situations the bus will not return to the venue once it has left.

  18. In the event of sickness or spillage the company reserves the right to charge for cleaning. In addition, if the company is unable to utilise the vehicle on its next scheduled hire, an additional charge of £750 will be payable by the hirer.

  19. All hires are payable in advance, our preferred method of payment is by BACS transfer or we can take credit card payments over the phone during office hours.

  20. A minimum of a non-refundable 20% deposit is payable at the time of booking.

  21. If any booking is cancelled by the hirer within 90 days of the hire date, then the full balance will be payable.

  22. Until a minimum deposit is received the hire is not confirmed, all bookings are made on a first come first served basis.

  23. The full balance of the hire charge is due 90 days before the hire date, unless stated otherwise by the company.                 

  24. For all hires, the driver has the final decision on the exact route taken. The driver will endeavour to accommodate all reasonable requests from the hirer, but will consider the safety of passengers, other road users and the vehicle itself when determining the route, and any pickup/set down points.                    

  25. Passengers must act in accordance with any instructions given by the driver or conductor.

  26. Passengers may not move between the upper and lower decks while the bus is in motion.

  27. Our vehicles are historic London buses and as such do not have seat belts. If the party consists of under 16's whose parents are not present, please make sure you have their agreement to them travelling.

  28. Smoking is not permitted on any part of the bus.

  29. The company reserves the right to substitute vehicles loaned to them by other operators for the company's vehicles without any preliminary notice.

  30. In the event of a national emergency, severe weather conditions or natural disasters the company reserves the right to cancel any booking without liability. In such an event, the hirer will not receive any refund or compensation from the company.