Make your trip Special

From airport transfers to weddings, MET Coaches can provide minibus hire and coach hire for all your needs. Our modern, spacious fleet ranges from 16-seater minibuses to a 70-seater coach. Give us a call at 01923 247765 today for a competitive quote.

Royal Ascot Transport

Royal Ascot

The country’s most popular race meeting is almost here for yet another year. Royal Ascot plays host to over 300,000 people in just five days as racegoers descend on 179 acres of Berkshire land in the form of a world renowned racecourse. Ascot Racecourse is visited by over 500,000 racegoers annually, equating for 10% of all UK racegoers and enough people to fill Wembley Stadium five times over. Incredibly, 60% of those visitors come in just five days.

In celebration of this prestigious and very exciting event, we have some interesting facts for you.

‘Drink anyone?’

Each year, the royal racegoers manage to gulp down an incredible 51,000 bottles of champagne, 160,000 glasses of Pimms, 131,000 pints of beer and 42,000 bottles of wine. That’s enough alcohol to fill a swimming pool – although, it wouldn’t be a pleasant swim.

‘How big are we talking?’

Ascot, Britain’s most popular race meeting, isn’t just an event that’s popularity is limited by nation. In fact, Ascot is so popular, it is viewed by over 200 countries worldwide. The price money alone far outweighs most racing events on the globe with a staggering £5.5M in prize money to be won.

‘We’ll just get the bus.’

Being Hertfordshire’s best private coach hire company, we’d love for the racegoers to be getting a bus and preferably, one of our busses. Despite the popular demand for our services during the week of the event, some people have other ideas. It’s estimated that over 400 helicopters and 1000 limousines decent on Ascot each year and even more people are chauffeur driven. Hats off to them.

‘I’m feeling a bit peckish.’

Even Adam Richmond (famous for tackling some of the world’s largest dishes in Man v. Food) would find this amount of food impossible. Hosting 300,000 people in 5 days means a lot of hungry people and a huge demand for food to keep the hunger at bay. Vegetarians, look away.
Royal Ascot, according to last year’s figures, sold: 5,000 kilos of Salmon (Over 3x as heavy as the average car), 2,900 Lobsters, 3,700 rumps of English lamb, 10,000 Angus Steaks, 2,400 kilos of beef sirloin and 7,000 Cornish and Folkestone crabs.

If we’ve whet your appetite and are interested in experiencing one of the most anticipated events in Britain’s calendar year or you’re already attending this prestigious event but need some help with travel, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’d love to help you plan an unforgettable day out.

Get a quick quote

Fill the form below:

Single TripReturn Trip

Pickup From

Drop Off

Pickup date & time*

Return date & time*

Reason for trip

Latest Blog

Hyde Park - Best parks and gardens in London to visit in summer

Best parks and gardens in London to visit in summer

May 22, 2019 metcoaches,

In the bustling city of London, there are many pockets of beautiful parks and gardens well-worth a visit Always on...

Read More
Father's Day transport

Father’s Day transport with MET

May 15, 2019 metcoaches,

On 16 June, families will be showing their gratitude to their fathers and father figures like uncles, grandfathers and step-fathers...

Read More

Standon Calling MET Coaches

May 8, 2019 metcoaches,

Music festivals are always a big hit, especially when there’s lovely weather and you’re with your family or friends. The...

Read More

Top 3 things to do in May 2019

May 1, 2019 metcoaches,

There is never any shortage of things to do in the UK, especially in May when the weather is getting...

Read More
Theme park rollercoaster - Coach hire transport to theme parks

Adventure is calling: Coach and minibus transport to theme parks

April 24, 2019 metcoaches,

As we’re approaching summer, it’s time we start planning more outdoor fun with family and friends, and some of the...

Read More

What to do on a long coach trip

April 17, 2019 metcoaches,

MET Coaches understands how boring a long journey can become. Sitting in one spot for a prolonged amount of time...

Read More
Transport to London Comic Con

Minibus or coach hire transport to MCM Comic Con

April 10, 2019 metcoaches,

Comic conventions are always a big hit, drawing sci-fi and superhero movie buffs, anime fans, gamers and comic collectors out...

Read More
Top three things to do in April - Camden, London

Top 3 things to do in April

April 3, 2019 metcoaches,

This April, there is a multitude of fun things to do and festivals to visit across the UK, and if...

Read More
Testimonials concept image

Let our testimonials do the talking

March 27, 2019 metcoaches,

At MET Coaches, we regularly talk about the reliability of our minibus and coach hire services and how much we...

Read More


It was an absolute blast!

We had an absolute blast thanks! Mike was a little late but he made it there in the end. Read More

An “absolutely fantastic” service

It was absolutely fantastic! Your driver was so good to us. Read More

Successful school trip to Henry Moore

I have spoken to the Year 6 teacher and she said that the coach driver was superb! Read More

Successful school trip to Bekonskot

10/10 for yesterday’s trip! I actually went with the girls to Bekonskot so I can speak from experience for once. Wayne, our driver, was really good and very helpful. Hope you have a good weekend! Nicola

Successful transport to the Army Navy match

It all went fabulously well. Drivers Mike and Enrico were lovely and really helpful too. Read More

A brilliant trip to Kent

We had a brilliant day yesterday, thank you. Read More

The trip to Bournemouth was spot on!

Everything went to plan and was spot on. Read More

Young musicians had an excellent Welsh tour experience

I just wanted to thank you very much for the transport provided for the Welsh tour over the weekend. Read More

Successful school trip to the O2

The teachers were delighted with the driver, Debbie. Read More