The Rather Excellent Carriage Co Ltd

We are a local private hire company for St Leonards, Hastings and the wider 1066 area






UK Transport Awards 2023



Winner! Best premium Airport & Port transfer provider 2023



We are known locally and answer the phone as Trecc!


(our name is a bit of a gob full after all!)


For a quote for any airport/port and anything else call or text us on

01424 404400

or email for ANY enquiry.




 Our cars are new metallic black large Skoda Superb estates, they are bigger than the previous fleet with a huge luggage area and more comfortable extra leg room with heated full leather interiors, privacy glass, wifi hotspots and climatronic air conditioning with hepa aircare with charging points and child seat iso points. We can store and install your own child seats for your return.



Care is built into the very core of our business

We provide a personable and friendly premium airport and port transfer service at great prices on time and with a smile! We have done over 110,000 journeys over many years and we value the trust given to us by our lovely regular customers, we would love the opportunity to show you why!




We can help with timings for your journey so you arrive in good time for that coffee!




 We specialise in transporting underage student minors internationally through airports and deal directly with all airlines, we would be pleased to advise how to transport a minor safely escorted through an airport.


We accept all credit/debit cards

in vehicle and over the phone.

We have enhanced DBS checks

in case we are naughty and NVQ's in passenger management thingies and child safety certificates.


Call or Text us on

01424 404400





All our vehicles are sign free in and out, suitable for funerals, more formal occasions and times when you just want to arrive by car.



We have our Ford Custom Ltd edition long wheelbase minibus with EIGHT passenger seats. It is the top of the range wotsit with underfloor heating, reclining heated seats, aircraft style overhead A/C and reading lights.


We look after our elderly customers

To or from discreet NHS appointments and never make you run to save 10p on parking. We understand mobility and try not to make you laugh if you've just had stitches!


For a quote for any airport/port transfer or anything else

Call or text us (yes text!) on

01424 404400


Or email any requirements to:







Phone or text us on

01424 404400

We are proud to have transported well over 300,000 rather lovely customers in our careers, except for that time when we left a drunk one in a hedge with a note pinned to his chest.

He slowly sunk through the hedge 'til all that was left were his feet.

He may still be there.


 It is our aim to accommodate all your needs

in Hastings and St Leonards just give us a ring. If you are visiting this area, we want your journey or transfer from or to Hastings and St Leonards and it's beautiful environs to be perfect!


Corporate Accounts


We have facilities for our popular 0% interest free business 30 day account management. Details upon request. We provide an online invoice retrieval and checking service too!

Please click our corporate and business tab on your left.


Phone or text us on

  01424 404400


Registered offices

39 High Street


TN33 0EE



We have contactless card machines in all vehicles

We record all calls which are deleted after six months in line with our GDPR Policy and can be

individually deleted upon request.


The Rather Excellent Carriage Company Ltd

Is Registered in England and Wales. Company No. 8925706