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Megabus offer a no-frills alternative to the British train network. Toilets are available on most Megabus services as well as free wifi and airconditioning can be used if travelling in warm weather. On all buses passengers can use the undercarriage to store luggage and take smaller bags on board and store in the overhead compartments. Click below for more information plus Megabus routes.More
Originally Megabus was for shorter journeys mainly between London and Oxford. Now Megabus serves connections all over the country. Its no frills formula, low prices and early booking makes Megabus an easy option for travellers looking to traverse the UK. There is also the Megatrain service run by Stagecoach with is a low intercity train option on select routes with South West Trains and East Midlands trains, as well as Megabusplus, which offers a combination of Megabus and Megatrain services on certain journeys.
Below you can find information on the Megabus cheap tickets and Megabus prices, along with ticket types and best time to book and information about delays and cancellations.
Find information here about cancellations or changes to routes before travelling with Megabus.
Megabus Stations and Destinations
Since its founding, Megabus has grown to be one of the biggest coach operators in the UK and Europe by providing connections to over 110 cities. Its main UK hubs being London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Cardiff, Plymouth, and Oxford.
Bus services also extend beyond the UK and into Ireland, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The first routes operated by Megabus included London to Oxford, Edinburgh to Glasgow, Edinburgh to Perth, and Glasgow to Dundee but other popular destinations include Leeds, Cardiff, Aberystwyth, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Swansea, Carmarthen, Birmingham, Worcester, Plymouth, Nottingham and Bristol.
Bright blue Megabus coaches are easily recognisable with their yellow logo adorning each side. Their fleet is composed of a variety of Stagecoach vehicles ranging from double-decker Volvo Olympian and Dennis Trident models to Volvo B10M single-deckers, and in some cases Dennis Dart SLF midibuses are also in use.
All buses in the Megabus fleet are air conditioned with onboard toilets. Select buses additionally provide free Wi-Fi and the company has announced that they are currently endeavouring to extend this service over all routes. Megabus has also introduced an overnight sleeper coach linking London and Glasgow to compete with the Caledonian Sleeper Train, where beds and additional amenities are provided for an express overnight coach trip.
Megabus Ticket Types
Famous for advertising fares for as low as £1.00 (not including a 50p booking fee), Megabus runs a yield management model, making it possible for passengers who book early to travel for extraordinarily low prices. There are no different ticket types with Megabus as there are with other bus companies, meaning its even less confusing for travellers to book a ticket without having the worry of if they're getting the best price. That being said, there are occasional offers and deals with Megabus, all are advertised on the website and are available at different times throughout the year, so keep an eye out for even cheaper tickets.
Best Time to Book Megabus Tickets
The earlier travellers book their Megabus tickets the cheaper they will be. There are occasionally Megabus deals on specific bus routes, these cheap deals are usually offered around holidays or sometimes random points in the year.
- Tickets for Megabus seats usually sell out well in advance, so it's best to plan your journey ahead of time to get the fabled £1 tickets.