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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.Find out more
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.