National Express:Tickets, Schedules and Routes

National Express is a low budget and reliable alternative to the British rail system. National Express’ air-conditioned coaches provide reclining leather seats with seat back tray tables and are outfitted with power outlets, allowing passengers to charge their mobile devices. Toilets are available on most buses as is free Wi-Fi. Despite the fact that there is no on-board catering, passengers still have the option to eat cold food and drinks while travelling. Click more for further information plus National Express routes.


About National Express

National Express Coaches is an intercity long-distance national coach company founded in and based out of Birmingham. It is the largest coach company in the United Kingdom, operating connections to all major cities. It is owned by the National Express Group and most of their services are subcontracted to local coach companies throughout England, Scotland and Wales. It has been one of the primary national coach companies in the UK since its founding and provides services to European destinations across the continent.

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National Express: Schedules and Timetables

Route Frequency Duration From

London - Brighton Coaches

Every 1h from 06:30

2h 20m



London - Edinburgh Coaches

9 per day from 07:00

From 8h 40m



London - Manchester Coaches

At least every 1h from 07:00

From 4h 40m



London - Liverpool Coaches

Every 1h from 07:00

5h 30m



London - Birmingham Coaches

At least every 1h from 06:00

2h 50m



London - Oxford Coaches

Every half an hour

1h 50m



Liverpool - Manchester Coaches

At least every 1h from 05:45




Edinburgh - Glasgow Coaches

Every half an hour




Leeds - London Coaches

Every hour from 05:00

3h 50m



Cambrige - London Coaches

2 per hour from 05:00



National Express Coach Tickets

All standard National Express tickets come with free luggage which can either be stored within the bus, or in the luggage compartment. Seats are chosen at a first come, first serve basis, although allowances are made for those travelling with children.

Best Time to Book National Express Tickets

The earlier travellers book their National Express bus tickets the cheaper they will be. There are occasionally National Express deals available for specific bus routes, these cheap deals are usually offered around holidays or sometimes random points in the year. Tickets for National Express routes usually sell out far in advance, so it's best to plan your journey ahead of time to get the best deals.

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