Maymist Coaches is a family-oriented business, our vision is to transport children and adults to their destination safely, on time and comfortably.


Our specialised service provides a reliable, safe, comfortable, efficient service for a range of customers. we are fully insured, licensed and operate throughout London and Essex.

We are highly experienced in serving young people, in the last decade, we have successfully completed over 8000 journeys for our local young people.

Bus/Coaches are the 2nd safest mode of transport, Ian Savage, Northwestern University

– Savage Ian, City AM, May 2015

The CEO, Bola Joseph, is one of the few qualified female coach drivers in the UK and regularly drives the coaches, alongside our other drivers. Bola is a mother of three daughters, who started the coach service when her first daughter gained admission to Westcliff High School for Girls. The next hurdle was how to travel to school; research at the time showed that all methods meant a long walk from the station to the school, in cold winter months. Hence, the creation of Maymist. As a parent, Bola has gone through the rigmarole of sending children to schools further away. Therefore, we have a total understanding of the importance of safety, comfort, and reliability.


We started the service with a minibus which has now expanded to the use of multiple coaches transporting students to all the Southend Grammar schools;

Westcliff High School for Girls

Westcliff High School for Boys

Southend High School for Girls

Southend High School for Boys

St Thomas More School