Buses in the United Kingdom

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Bus Travel presents a cheap, modern and fast alternative to Train Travel

Start planning and book cheap bus tickets for your next journey now! Use our search tool at the top of the page to look up departure and arrival times for bus journeys on your chosen route and to book cheap bus tickets. In need of inspiration? Take a look further down our page for a selection of popular bus journeys.

Bus Provider Connection Duration Price
Thalys 4 hours 45 minutes From £15
8 hours from £35
3 hours From £7
megabus 2 hours 10 minutes From £7
1 hour 50 minutes From £4
1 hour 8 minutes From £10


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Book Cheap Buses in Europe


Compare the average price for a bus ticket and the average price for bus journey of 100km in Europe over the past year

Average Price of a 100km Bus Journey
Average Bus Ticket Price


This table illustrates both the average bus prices and the average price per 100km of routes within the UK, France, Italy, Spain and Germany. These comparisons can also be seen on a year by year basis. The data was compiled from our internal database from bookings made in 2015/16.

Major Bus Providers in the UK

National Express and Megabus are the UK's major bus companies

Travelling by coach can often be both National Express, Megabus, easyBus and Scottish Citylink are some of the main coach and long-distance journey providers found across the UK bus network. Since the appearance of other large national coach providers into the bus travel market, most coach companies offer low fares and no frills services. In addition to these there are many regional services provided by companies such as Arriva Bus, Lothian Buses, Metro Bus and Stagecoach. Major bus providers making journeys to continental Europe include Eurolines and iDBus.


Facilities & Services for Major Bus Companies

Many companies operate modern fleets with comfortable, reclining seats, wifi and air-conditioning. Compare the services available.

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation. For more detailed information about providers, please refer to our comprehensive list of luggage restrictions.

Buses in the UK

Below are some of the most popular bus routes for both the UK and from the UK to other cities in Europe complete with average prices when booking in advance.

10 Coach Journeys in the UK that are Cheaper (and Quicker) than Taking the train
Route Potential Savings
Coaches from Glasgow to Aberdeen From £5
From £19
Coaches from Coventry to Peterborough From £15
From £44
Coaches from Exeter to Plymouth From £2
From £5
Coaches from Leeds to Nottingham From £4
From £8
Coaches from Edinburgh to Glasgow From £5
From £9
Coaches from Newcastle to Middlesbrough From £7
From £12
Coaches from Sheffield to Leeds From £3
From £5
Coaches from Newquay to Plymouth From £6
From £10
Coaches from Cardiff to Bristol From £7
From £10
Coaches from Manchester to Chester From £8
From £11

UK Travel Inspiration


Day Trips from London

The big city can get a little tiring after a while but these six-day trips are the perfect way to escape the day-to-day grind. Travelling by bus is convenient to these towns and cities as they are all just a few hours from London. Use our bus route planner and book in advance to travel for just a couple of pounds.



Unusual Weekend Breaks in the UK

Holidays at home are becoming ever more popular and they can be even cheaper when you can find cheap bus tickets. Check out our top unusual places for a weekend break in the UK for some inspiration.



Explore Wales

Wales is a beautiful part of the country that often gets over looked when finding ideal places to go away for a short break. Buses are often the best way to travel between some of Wales' smaller towns - use our bus route planner to find cheap bus tickets. Check out our guide for the best places to see and things to do in Wales.


Bus Times

Most Popular Bus Routes

Coaches to London and from the capital going elsewhere of course remain the most popular journeys throughout the UK, and travellers can find a wide variety of short distance and long distance services. The Oxford Tube is a popular coach service offering buses from London to Oxford and return daily, and Megabus offer an overnight sleeper coach service from London to Edinburgh. There are also a number of bus routes which drive straight past world-famous attractions such as Stonehenge or the Angel of the North. Booking coach tickets and bus tickets is also a great and affordable choice between the UK and Europe, and popular journeys such as buses from London to Paris can be found from London Victoria Coach Station which offers cheap coach tickets on high-speed​ rail options.

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Rail Fares and UK Train Ticket Types

Tickets for any bus route in the UK or into the rest of Europe can be booked online. To get cheap tickets passengers should book about one month in advance, this can bring the price down significantly even on longer connections like London to Edinburgh.

National Express also offer cheap deals on selected journeys at different points throughout the year, these are always advertised on the website so customers should check before they book tickets to travel. Discount cards can also be used on most bus journeys around the UK, these are available for people between the ages of 16-26 which gives passengers a third off rail travel, as well as 10% off selected festivals and events.