The Trust organises regular vintage bus running days, where you are able to enjoy free rides and sample a wide range of vehicles in their former habitats.

At our running days, you observe first-hand how the vehicles performed in service and build your own sense of how bus and coach travel has developed through the generations.

Our events have gained a nationwide reputation for authenticity and adventure, recreating the full experience of road transport in bygone days. They have become established, popular attractions for local communities and enthusiasts alike.

Why not come along and join us for a free bus ride?

Our principal events for 2018 are:
To be announced


In addition to these and other events organised by the Trust, our vehicles also attend events across the country throughout the year. Details are published here and on our Facebook page.

16 September 2017

Kingsbridge Vintage Bus Running Day

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Entry listing and details of feeder services added 29.08.17.

16-18 June 2017

Royal Blue & Associated Motorways Coach Run

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04 June 2017

Didcot Transport Rally

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16 April 2017

Penzance Vintage Bus Running Day

Note that this is Easter Sunday, giving the long weekend for travelling and enjoying your stay in West Cornwall

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March 2017

Victoria Coach Station 85th Anniversary

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17 September 2016

Kingsbridge 7’6” Vintage Bus Running Day. Free vintage bus services to coast and country villages around the South Hams. Click here for details

17-19 June 2016

Royal Blue Run Long distance coach run recreating original Royal Blue services. Click here for details


05 June 2016

Didcot Railway Centre Transport Rally. With free vintage bus services on former GWR Road Motors routes from Didcot. Click here for details

17 April 2016

Penzance VR Revival and Vintage Bus Running Day.

Free vintage bus services in West Cornwall. Send now for advance programmes. Click here for details Updated 31 March 2016

17 January 2016

Supporters’ Day at the Trust’s Berkshire base –special day for Trust Supporters to see the work of the Trust and get involved. Click here for details

19 September 2015

Kingsbridge 7'6" Vintage Bus Running Day

02 August 2015

Thames Valley 100

19-21 June 2015

Royal Blue Run

07 June 2015

Didcot Transport Rally & Running Day


19 April 2015

Penzance Running Day


20 September 2014

Kingsbridge 7'6" Vintage Bus Running Day

20-22 June 2014

Royal Blue Run

20 April 2014

Penzance Running Day


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