UK Bus and Coach travel in Britain

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The largest national coach company is National Express. They cover the whole country, and do offer various deals, some of which are only available to overseas visitors. Most long distance coaches are fairly comfortable.

The usual deals are

  • Buy a special card for around 12 and get a discount of 30% on any travel
  • Buy a Tourist Trail Pass (50 for 3 days to 150 for 30 days) and go anywhere by coach
  • Coach jouneys to London use Victoria Coach Station

Check them out at their web site

As well as National Express there are lots of regional companies that get you to the smaller towns, or else round an area on a more regular basis.

For example here in Cornwall, National Express will only operate a limited number of services a day into Newquay, but Western National the local company will operte lots - the drawback is of course that you would have to pay for the Western National services if you had a National Express card.

If you want to use buses, remember that journeys do take a long time, often overnight on longer routes

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Bus for the National Express Web Site

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