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Italian Job Bus Driving Experience

Venues Nationwide   

• Drive an Italian Job style Charlie Croker bus
• A faithful remake of the famous bus with ramps
• Available at various locations around the UK
• Extended time behind the wheel available

What's Included

• Drive a 60s Bedford Val Chinese six bus complete with the original registration plate 'ALR 453B'
• Briefing with your instructor to learn the controls and opportunity to take photographs
• Complete a lap of the driving course with obstacles and reversing challenge
• Experiences last approximately one hour with approximately 10-15 minutes personal drive time
• Extended drives give 20-30 minutes drive time lasting 1.5-2 hours
• You will form part of a small group of 3 participants and ride as a passenger when not driving

What Can I Expect

All aboard Charlie Croker's Coach Tours - you're going Italian Job bus driving! This is your chance to drive a replica of this iconic bus from the original (and best) Italian Job film. We are offering driving sessions at a selection of track day venues for you to choose from.

You know the bit in the film when the Mini Coopers loaded with gold drive up the ramps of the moving bus? That was a 1964 Bedford bus. It had been specially adapted and reinforced to have opening rear doors and ramps - and the stunt was done for real.

Of course, after Charlie and the gang unloaded the gold and pushed the trio of Coopers out of the bus to tumble over the edge of the mountain (sacrilege!), they all thought they were home and dry with the loot. Only they hadn't counted on all those hairpins on their Grand Saint Bernard pass getaway route. And you all know how the film ends - quite literally on a cliff-hanger.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Italian Job, some very inspired bods decided to recreate the famous trip from Turin to London. A standard bus was converted to hold three Minis and used exactly the same ramp system. The Italian Job bus you will be driving is this amazing tribute bus and it's brilliant!

Apparently the actual bus used in the film ended up back in service in Scotland after its starring role in the Italian Job with Michael Caine and crew, before it was scrapped. This remake stays totally faithful to the original and even sports the actual number plate - ALR 453B.

Whilst you won't be tackling any scary mountain hairpin bends on this Italian Job bus driving experience, you will be out on the specially designed course with some tricky tasks including a reverse challenge. Let's see if you handle the bus better than 'Big' William who lost control with all that gold on board. /Buy your Italian bus driving voucher online, we reckon Charlie Croker would agree it was a great idea!


• Selected weekday and weekend dates throughout the year
• All dates and session times are subject to availability
• Sessions operate between 08:30 and 15:30
• This is a popular experience which may need to be be booked well in advance


• Abingdon Airfield, Oxfordshire
• Bovington, Wareham, Dorset
• Perranporth Airfield, Cornwall (Annual Event)
• Tibenham Circuit, Norfolk
• Tockwith, North Yorkshire

Premium circuit upgrade available for a supplement, payable directly at the time of booking:
• Dunsfold Airfield, Surrey (£35 upgrade supplement) Limited availability

• All locations are subject to change

Suitable For

• Minimum age 16
• Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult
• Minimum height 4ft 5ins
• No driving licence is required


• Spectators are welcome to come and watch from the trackside

Anything Else

• All drivers on the day will have the option to pay a non-refundable £25 damage waiver which will cover them against any damage that may be caused to the vehicle(s) in the event of an incident
• Drivers who do not wish to take this waiver will need to sign a disclaimer and will need to be able to cover the cost on the day for any damage to the vehicle up to a maximum amount of £5000. Credit card details will need to be provided with £5000 limit or above for this reason. Debit cards are accepted however please be aware a pre-authorisation applies to debit cards to check funds are available
• Drive times are approximate and will vary depending on the drivers ability
• The vehicle used in this experience is an authentic 60s Bedford Val Chinese six bus however it was not used in the filming of 'The Italian Job'
Delivery TypeDelivery TimePrice
Standard DeliveryEstimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day*£1.95
Weekly Special DeliveryGuaranteed next working day£7.50
Saturday Special DeliverySaturdays Only£11.70
European Delivery3 - 5 working days£4.50
Rest of World Delivery5 - 7 working days£6.50

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

All orders are sent in plain packaging so as not to ruin the surprise.

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Premium Gift Pack

Premium Gift Pack includes a brushed metal steel tin which will hold your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Premium Choice.

(incurs a £4.99 shipping charge)

standard gift pack
Standard Gift Pack

Standard Gift Pack Comes with a Smart envelope,your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Personal Choice.

(incurs a £1.95 shipping charge)

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The Into the Blue E-Voucher is an instant email option,it consists of a personalised email and a pdf download of your personalised gift voucher.The Instant Choice


Vouchers are usually valid for 12 months from the date of purchase (unless otherwise stated) and shall become invalid on the expiry date. The expiry date is set out on the Voucher. Vouchers may be extended for a further 12 months on payment of an admin fee of £10 plus any increase that may have taken place for that activity since the original date of purchase. Please note that some Vouchers cannot be extended; this will be stated on the Voucher. PLEASE NOTE: You must book and take your experience before the before the expiry date of the voucher.
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Italian Job Bus Driving Experience
Italian Job Bus Driving
Total Price£59.00
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