About Chalkwell

Chalkwell have been a family run business for over eighty years and to this day our philosophy remains the same as it did at the beginning:

To provide a professional service with a personal touch.

If you are looking for a highly experienced and professional coach operator for a work, school or personal excursion you need look no further than Chalkwell.

Whether your requirement is for a half-day tour or a longer holiday break we can provide the solution.

Our coaching staff has extensive knowledge of destinations and routes throughout the UK and Europe. We are always pleased to give you pricing guides and to answer any queries you may have.

So whatever your requirements may be, why not give us a call and see how we can help you.

Call: 01795 423982

Our History


Harry Eglinton, a former chauffeur and motor engineer from London, decided to start a coach hire business in Sheerness trading as Island Luxury Coaches and initially operating a Sheerness to London coach service.

Having moved to Sittingbourne the business quickly expanded and in 1938 Harry purchased the current garage and head office in Chalkwell Road Sittingbourne.


Clive Eglinton, Harry's son takes over the business.

The following period saw the fleet grow and a dedicated depot was developed at Murston to house and maintain the expanded fleet.

1990's to present

The Company expands into DayBreaks, Coach Holidays, London commuter service and local bus services. However, coaches and customer satisfaction are still very much at the heart of the business.