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About Us

Marathon Group provides transportation solutions to customers and clients across Ireland. With over twenty years of experience in passenger transport and safety, we offer a wide variety of coach and bus sizes to cater to your specific needs, ranging from 14 to 53 seats.

We provide coach services to all leading festivals, concerts, and sporting events throughout Ireland. You can book bus seats through our website, for a stress-free, comfortable, and affordable journey to your destination.

If you’re looking for a group booking service we off coach hire services for schools, colleges, and corporate clientele, and we take pride in our staff's time management and efficiency. We handpick our drivers to ensure a friendly and flexible approach to journey planning, and our modern fleet of quality coaches provides comfort and safety at every stop.

Marathon Group also provide the supply of services and staff for transport related contracts in the private and public sector. We provide large scale coach services, park and ride services, transport management, coach park management, car park management, provision of transport management staff and private hire of coaches for events to major concert and events across the country. In addition, we supply a range of transport related services for the planning stages of an event along with staff to implement the transport plan for the event duration. We are well known for our event coach services and have catered to the likes of Marlay Park, Punchestown, Fairyhouse Racecourse, the Papal visit and Electric Picnic.

As one of the leading coach hire and tour operator companies in Ireland, we are fully licensed, bonded, and insured in compliance with the Commission for Aviation Regulation. Choose Marathon Group for your transportation needs, and experience unparalleled service, comfort, and safety.

COMPANY BACKGROUND

Marathon Group was a concept company set up over 25 years ago to provide coach hire service to customers throughout the country. The key difference of Marathon Group to other companies is that we do not directly own the coaches that we use for coach hire contracts. We have developed a team of coach partners who provide the coaches on a day-to-day basis, which allows us to concentrate on the logistic management to an ever-expanding list of clients.

UNIQUE STRUCTURE

Our unique structure, with a team of coach companies located all over Ireland, gives us unique access to over 100 large and small coaches. Marathon Group focuses on the coordinated delivery of coach hire services for large events with the key focus being on the logistical management of a large number of coaches and passengers. We ensure to provide a high level of service to our clients and due to our unique structure; we can increase the number of coaches as demanded by clients. Thanks to this partnership arrangement with the coach operators, Marathon Group can supply on demand to an ever-increasing number of large-scale coach hire and bus services to and from major concerts and events.

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OUR SERVICES

  • Provision of a large volume of buses available for sporting events in Ireland, UK & Europe
  • Concert Coach Services including but not limited to BD Festival, Punchestown Races & Festival, Slane, Boxed Off, Oxegen, Electric Picnic and Marlay Park Dublin.
  • Transport Provision and Management for Large Scale Public Events inluding but not limited to Limerick City of Culture, The Fleadh and the Papal Visit 2018.
  • Luxury Coach Hire for Pilgrimages to Knock, Holy Cross & Lough Derg.

  • Client transfers from the airport to hotel in large and small coaches.
  • College Coach Hire for outings & day trips.
  • Coach pick up at airports & railway stations
  • Corporate golf days.
  • Executive Coach Hire for company site visits and tours.
  • College department coach hire for class trips.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Marathon Group provides bus services to major concert and events. In addition, we also supply transport management services for the planning stages, along with staff to implement transport management plans on site for the event duration.
Marathon Group have supplied transport management services and coach hire services to the following events.

  • Limerick City of Culture (Sep 2014)
  • Punchestown Race Festival (Annual)
  • Slane Concert (Bi-Annual)
  • Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo (Dec 2018 & 2019)
  • Papal Visit (Aug 2018)
  • Fleadh Ceol (Aug 2018)
  • Flavours of Fingal (July 2019)
  • Electric Picnic (Annual)
  • Body & Soul (Annual)
  • Ed Sheeran Concerts (May 2018)
  • Longitude Festival (Annual)
  • Malahide Concerts (July 2018 & 2019)
  • Marlay Park Concerts (July 2016, 2017 & 2018)
  • Boxed Off Festival (Annual)

RELIABILITY AND CONTINUITY OF SUPPLY

Marathon Group has been dealing with some of our coach operators for over 25 years and have formed strong working relationships with each of the company owners and drivers. Currently Marathon Group operate their large bus service to various concerts and events from the resources of 18 bus companies. Marathon Group bring knowledge and experience in the delivery of bus hire contracts through matching the resources of the bus companies with contracts that best suit their capabilities.

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