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The mega experience – long distance coaches in the UK

Posted by dan on November 20, 2010

Megabus and National Express coaches at Victoria Station, London

Megabus and National Express coaches at Victoria Station, London

When it comes to comfort, sleeper trains are the best option on long distances – as long as time and budget permit. Trains are not cheap in the UK although you can get better deals from National Rail if you book on-line and in advance. Flying is an option too with budget operators offering good rates (see blog post), but you have to take into account transfer times and costs as well. If time is not the biggest issue but budget is, long distance coaches are probably the best bet. The National Express service has one of the best networks in the UK, along with Greyhound, but probably Megabus is the cheapest on very long distances. Service, on all these coaches, is very much the same; grumpy drivers, long hauls without a stop (there is a toilet on the buses though) and possible traffic jams, but after all it is not that bad. And with rates such as 14 ponds for a London to Edinburgh journey, bought only a week in advance, I will certainly not complain.

Travel TipMegabus: http://megabus.com

National Express: http://www.nationalexpress.com

Stagecoach Bus: http://www.stagecoachbus.com

Greyhound: http://www.greyhounduk.com

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