About Us - The Coastal Liner Story
Coastal Liner is a family owned and operated bus and coach company based on the NSW Central Coast. The Caruana family has a long history of ownership in the bus industry; the first two generations being bus operators in the Mediterranean Island of Malta, the third generation establishing Coastal Liner, with the fourth generation now also involved Coastal Liner's operation.
Established in 1986 after the acquisition of the Dooralong to Wyong bus run from local operator James McElhinney, Coastal Liner commenced operating under it's original business name 'Dooralong Valley Bus Service. Initially operated using an AEC and a Bedford bus, it was not until 1988 that the third vehicle was added, after acquiring the bus runs previously operated by Coast and Country, covering parts of Dooralong, Jilliby, Wyee and Warnervale.
In the early 1990's, following the addition of a number of vehicles to the fleet, we started to spread our wings and moved into charters. This was the beginning of the successful and reputable charter business we have today.
1996 marked the inception of the first coach into our fleet, the commencement of our renaming process from Dooralong Valley Bus Service to Coastal Liner Coaches and the introduction of the current fleet livery.
Today, Coastal Liner continues to expand with the communities it services and now operates; Regular route bus services linking Warnervale, Hamlyn Terrace, Woongarrah, Jilliby, Dooralong and Wyee with Lake Haven, Westfield Tuggerah and Wyong; School Bus services to schools in the areas named above as well as schools in Gosford and Erina; Bus and Coach Charter services, locally and interstate, and; touring Australia-wide through Coastal Liner Touring.
We also own and operate Entertainment Tours, which specialises in coach tour packages for theatre performances, concerts and events, day and extended touring. In May 2014 we saw the expansion of Entertainment Tours to include a dedicated service for Lake Macquarie residents and our Central Coast Service divided into a Northern and Southern service to cover even more of the Central Coast. In 2015 we opened up our service to include a convenient pickup location for the residents of Henry Kendall Gardens, Wyoming.
We boast a proud record of safety and innovation when it comes to bus and coach travel. Coastal Liner was the first company on the Central Coast to introduce seat-belt equipped coaches...the first to introduce ultra-low floor wheelchair accessible buses, and...the first to introduce large capacity buses and coaches.
Years of tireless work has meant that Coastal Liner now boasts a name synonymous with a service and product that is leading the way on the Central Coast.