About Us

Thomas Coaches was founded in 1967 by its then and present owner Mr Walter Glyn Thomas.  We operate from the old "National Welsh" bus depot in Porth, South Wales, approximately 18 miles from our capital city, Cardiff. 

We specialise in providing high specification single deck vehicles for use by the travel industry. In 1996, a subsidiary company was formed by Mr Thomas's wife, Judith and his son Ian, called "Thomas of Rhondda". The company has continued to thrive and expand in conjunction and alongside its parent company.

We are not a tour operator, tour operator’s pre-plan tours and then hire our vehicles and drivers, however, our vehicles have always been freely available for hire to the public.  We can also help you with your accommodation, tour guides and ferry bookings, etc.  If you are considering planning a tour to a destination in this country or Europe you can request a quote from us by using our contact form.

We have been proudly serving the travel industry for over 50 years; our goal has always been to provide a quality service at a reasonable price in a combination that brings our customers back again and again.

Other Services.

As well as a garage for our vehicles, we also have an approved MOT testing station for testing vehicles of classes 4, 5 and 7. We also test diesels and vehicles with catalytic converters.

The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency "VOSA", also use our garage facilities as an authorised testing facility.

All Vehicles and Trailers (PSV GV TRLs). 

LEZ Phase 3 can be tested vehicles must have a minimum of 150mm clearance between the inside edge of the tyre and the inspection pit on each side.

LLEZ tests shall be specified on authorisation. Tests may not currently be carried out under the Motor Cycles Etc. (Single Vehicle Approval) Regulations 2003 and the Road Vehicles (Approval) Regulations 2009.

ADR can be tested. All HGVs must arrive laden. No dangerous goods vehicles.

If you wish to book an MOT for your vehicle, please telephone our garage on 01443 681995 to make an appointment. 

Our MOT testing station is open Monday to Friday 7am to 5pm.

All major credit cards accepted.