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Frota Azul - Coach services in Portugal

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Frota Azul, Coach Hire in Portugal, Welcome aboard!

“Frota Azul” is an organization strategically developed by the group Barraqueiro in 1981 for the international tourist coach transport market. Always oriented by the highest quality, comfort and safety standards, “Frota Azul” is, at present, the preferred company for the major tour operators working in Europe and North Africa and provide excellent coach hire in Portugal. Combining the excellent technical quality of its fleet with a fully qualified team of professionals and the continuous development of the company’s Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2008), “Frota Azul” ensures the achievement of its mission – to satisfy all of its clients’ needs and demands. “Frota Azul” means confidence on wheels.

  • 24 hours service
    No time fuses, no worries…
    We can be reached 24/7, 365 days a year at 00351 93 687 68 60.
  • Quality
    31 years of continuous operations in Europe and Morocco speak on our behalf.
    We are fully committed in assuring quality of service to our clients. On every stage of the service itself, since the first contact until the day we say goodbye to our new found friends.
    We offer not only the technical excellence of 276 vehicles, out of a total 2520, but also a team of multi-lingual, qualified and specialized professionals who guarantee to satisfy the most demanding requirements.
    Our Quality Management System allows the rigorous, efficient and rational combination of those technical and human resources which has become the organization’s trademark today. For coach hire in Portugal you need look no further than Frota Azul.
  • Safety
    Besides the tight and strict internal safety policy, which doubles the number of coach inspections per year, we also make sure that when choosing new models to our fleet, we are getting the best the industry has to offer in terms of safety.
    Our drivers are chosen for their abilities, being submitted to psychological, capacity and driving exams. Upon completion, they enter a program we call “ECO-SAFE-DRIVING”. They also have several trainings each year, as well as thorough medical exams.
  • Environment
    One world, one planet. We agree! All coaches with Euro 4 or Euro 5 engines.
    We are also an Environmentally certified company (ISO 14001).
  • Maintenance
    All our fleet is inspected and maintained at our own maintenance facilities as well as at the coaches’ maker, always following the preventive maintenance policy implemented within the company.
  • Driver’s Training
    We provide our drivers with regular training courses, internally and externally, in order to observe every E.U. regulations and to enable them to learn new languages, drive safely/economically/environmentally friendly and public relations (how to interact with passengers and the public in general), among others.
  • Certifications and awards
    Quality Management System certified company (ISO 9001:2008)
    Environmental certified company (ISO 14001)
    Several times awarded with “Best Coach Company” prizes in Portugal.
    Always chosen to be the official transportation company for major events being held in Portugal, whether if it is Governmental, Multinational Companies or Sport.
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Fleet in brief

2520 vehicles in total, 276 at “Frota Azul”, all Mercedes and Setra Coaches.
We are able to provide cars, vans, minibuses, coaches, Long Distance Coaches and double-deckers, spanning from 4 to 67 seats.
We are also able to provide special coaches, such as 2+1 rows, disabled people coaches (equipped with lifts) and special events coaches (equipped with lounge, beds and dressing rooms).

Coach Amenities

Our coaches are equipped with individual and adjustable arm/foot rests, safety belts, fold-out tables, air conditioned, electronically stability system, ABS, fridge, GPS, DVD and CD players, toilet and microphones.
Some coaches have leather seats, WI-FI, I-Pod connections, satellite TV and 220V electrical current on every seat.

Company’s other activities

We operate all tour related circuits in Europe, local services and coach hire in Portugal, religious groups, MICE, congress and event meetings, “golden age” tourism, youth travel, cultural tourism, “tailor-made” programs, Public and Private schools, companies, Public Transportation and National/International Regular Lines.
In the “Barraqueiro Universe” we also operate all the privately held rail companies and subway systems, besides an approximately 1000-strong cargo TIR fleet.

For whatever you need, talk to us!


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