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The coach company megabus is part of the Stagecoach Group, which operates trains and buses in Europe and North America. In addition to offering destinations in Great Britain, where it were founded in 2003, it also offers additional destinations in Germany, France and other European countries. Your trip with megabus could be especially inexpensive, as the coach company offers discounted tickets on a regular basis starting at £1.

In total you can find 116 cities featured in the megabus timetables. Destinations include cities such as London, Cologne and Paris. The long distance bus provider megabus counts over 1126 bus connections.

19 customer reviews for megabus

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Latest customer review in the UK


, 18/09/2017                   
Hi, my daughter got the 6.15am bus from Bristol to London this morning, ... Hi, my daughter got the 6.15am bus from Bristol to London this morning, the bus was 15 minutes late, they were due in at 9.30 but didn't arrive until 10am, they have to start college at 10.30, so we're late!! Is this normal or was this just a one off, need to do this route every Monday without being late! Thanks


megabus Discounts, Deals and Promo Codes

megabus Discounts, Deals and Promo Codes

The Scottish coach company megabus is famous for its £1-tickets, which are generally available on every connection. If you want to get one of these inexpensive tickets you simply need to book a few weeks in advance, usually about 60 days.

The inexpensive tickets are the reason why megabus doesn’t really offer any other discount schemes, such as student or group discounts. However, there are still some ways to save a few extra pounds when travelling. For instance, a toddler under the age of 3 travels for free. Keep in mind, though, that there is no seat guaranteed. Free travel within Scotland is also available for Scottish Entitlement Card holders, i. e. travellers with a disability or over the age of 60.

Instead of offering fixed discounts, however, megabus frequently gives out promo codes or launches other campaigns that include attractive deals. Sometimes they even hand out thousands of tickets for free, usually for trips in January. To keep up to date with any current offers, you should check all megabus Deals before booking.


megabus Timetable

megabus Timetable

megabus is based in the Scottish city of Perth and offers regular connections to about 90 destinations all over the United Kingdom. In addition, they also operate some special services such as coach connections to Silverstone for the Formula 1 race.

The megabus network reaches from Truro to London and from Aberdeen to Southampton, thus covering the largest parts of England, Scotland and Wales. While basically all of the major UK cities can be reached by megabus, some smaller towns like Aberystwyth, Havant and Newquay can also be found on the megabus timetable. In addition to that, travellers can also get to and from some select UK airports such as Bristol or Southampton Airport.

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Information on megabus on-board features and services

free:
  • WiFi on Board
  • Toilets
  • Electric Sockets
  • Compartments for hand-luggage
  • Luggage transportation

megabus History

megabus History

megabus is part of the Stagecoach Group, the second largest transport company in the UK. The intercity bus subsidiary megabus was launched in August 2003 and originally only operated one bus route, which went from London to Oxford. In the following years, megabus steadily expanded its network by adding more and more connections linking basically of Britain’s major cities. In May 2011, the company’s first and only stop in the Republic of Ireland was added to the schedules, namely Rosslare Europort.

In April 2012, megabus started its first connections between the UK and continental Europe. It originally linked Birmingham and London to Paris as well as Leicester and London to Brussels and Amsterdam. This step took place when the European coach market was in a state of flux: strict regulations were in place which were meant to protect state funded railway companies and thus prohibited intercity coach connections. However, these regulations started to crumble and in 2013 Germany officially opened its market to intercity buses with France following two years later. This meant that there were new and affordable ways to travel large parts of Europe.

The coach company megabus tried to gain a foothold in the newly established and fast growing market and launched ever more connections in France, Germany and Italy. However, it turned out that the competition was too strong and the struggle for market leadership too heated. In July 2016, megabus announced that its operations in continental Europe had been sold to the German market leader FlixBus.

Nevertheless, the coach company remains one of the main players in the British Isles with over five million passengers per year. Its core competence – namely the operation of low-cost intercity bus lines – was supplemented by additional services such as the sleeper coach between London and Glasgow, Luxury Megabus Gold services between London and Edinburgh/Aberdeen or the railway subsidiary megatrain.


megabus Contact

Should you want to contact megabus, then there’s several different options. For instance, you can text them via Twitter, where they answer questions from Monday to Friday and from 7am to 7pm. You can also email them and receive an answer within 72 hours. If it’s anything urgent, then we recommend giving them a call at +44 141 352 4444. The hotline is available 24/7.


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Customer reviews for megabus in the UK

, 18/09/2017                   
Hi, my daughter got the 6.15am bus from Bristol to London this morning, the bus was 15 minutes late, they were due in at 9.30 but didn't arrive until 10am, they have to start college at 10.30, so we'r ... Hi, my daughter got the 6.15am bus from Bristol to London this morning, the bus was 15 minutes late, they were due in at 9.30 but didn't arrive until 10am, they have to start college at 10.30, so we're late!! Is this normal or was this just a one off, need to do this route every Monday without being late! Thanks
CheckMyBus-Team, 19/09/2017
Dear Sophie,

We’re sorry to hear that your bus was late. Please note that we’re an intercity bus search engine and have no control over the timetables and scheduling of the individual bus ...
Dear Sophie,

We’re sorry to hear that your bus was late. Please note that we’re an intercity bus search engine and have no control over the timetables and scheduling of the individual bus providers. For the best response, we suggest contacting megabus directly. If you have any further questions, please feel free to get in touch again.

Kind regards,
Your CheckMyBus Support Team


, 14/09/2017                   
I think it was a great journey, in both directions. I went from Portsmouth harbour to Leeds twice now. The thought of 8 hours travelling was off putting, but I'm glad I went. The journey flew by. Plen ... I think it was a great journey, in both directions. I went from Portsmouth harbour to Leeds twice now. The thought of 8 hours travelling was off putting, but I'm glad I went. The journey flew by. Plenty of people to chat too. The driver kept you fulling informed and was great. Thank you


, 03/09/2017           
Could you please give me the time of the first Megabus to leave Taunton on week days to travel to Barnstaple and a return after 1500 from Barnstaple to Taunton. Thank you.
CheckMyBus-Team, 03/09/2017
Hi Sue,

Based on the results from our intercity bus search engine, the first departure on weekdays from Taunton to Barnstaple is at 4:20 PM. You can use our search engine at checkmybus.co.u ...
Hi Sue,

Based on the results from our intercity bus search engine, the first departure on weekdays from Taunton to Barnstaple is at 4:20 PM. You can use our search engine at checkmybus.co.uk to find all other available times on this route.

Best regards,
Your CheckMyBus Support


, 25/08/2017                   
Used Megabus on my trip to Inverness to Edinburgh, and it was always on time! A quick question, do you operate on Jan 1st? Thanks
CheckMyBus-Team, 26/08/2017
Hi Lara,

Megabus has not yet released the timetable for that date, so we currently don't have the information if departures on this route will be available on the mentioned date. We expect ...
Hi Lara,

Megabus has not yet released the timetable for that date, so we currently don't have the information if departures on this route will be available on the mentioned date. We expect further timetable information in the next couple of weeks, and we kindly invite you to revisit our website in the future for accurate information on desired travel routes.

Best regards,
Your CheckMyBus Support


, 21/08/2017                   
very good service drivers very happy to letvu off for a ciggy if they have time to let u cheap n cheerfull pleasent drivers all the time 10 out of 10


, 12/08/2017       
used for first time and 3 hours late due to bus breaking down.No communication with passengers and left standing waiting for three hours.On return journey rang up to be told on time but left waiting f ... used for first time and 3 hours late due to bus breaking down.No communication with passengers and left standing waiting for three hours.On return journey rang up to be told on time but left waiting for 1 hour 10 mins


, 08/08/2017       
My partner paid for my court I got the conformation text do I show that to the bus driver? Its my first firms using the mega bus so just wandering if I just show the text as that is all I got?
CheckMyBus-Team, 08/08/2017
Dear Joanna,

When boarding a megabus you just need to show a valid reservation number to the driver, provided to you at the time of purchase. You can use your mobile device to show the SMS ...
Dear Joanna,

When boarding a megabus you just need to show a valid reservation number to the driver, provided to you at the time of purchase. You can use your mobile device to show the SMS to the driver, or print the confirmation email to make sure that you have the information with you at all times.

Best regards,
Your CheckMyBus Support


, 02/08/2017   
I opt for a £6 ticket, I'm told I will be going to the page to book that ticket - then I'm told the £6 is not available..... TWICE !!!! If the seat has gone, don't say i can book that seat !!!! Stupid ... I opt for a £6 ticket, I'm told I will be going to the page to book that ticket - then I'm told the £6 is not available..... TWICE !!!! If the seat has gone, don't say i can book that seat !!!! Stupid.
CheckMyBus-Team, 04/08/2017
Dear Ian,

We are sorry for the inconvenience you’ve experienced. Please note that CheckMyBus is an intercity bus search engine; we do not sell any tickets directly and in the process you ar ...
Dear Ian,

We are sorry for the inconvenience you’ve experienced. Please note that CheckMyBus is an intercity bus search engine; we do not sell any tickets directly and in the process you are redirected to the website of the bus provider company.

Situations like these can happen on popular routes, as many users are purchasing tickets at the same time, and cheaper tickets can be sold out in practically a blink of an eye. We’re constantly working on reducing these situations to a minimum, and we’re counting on your understanding on this matter. Thank you.

Best regards,
Your CheckMyBus Support


, 27/07/2017   
I didn't book because the web site said the bus went to Bodmin, but the bus stop is 10 miles away!


, 02/06/2017                   
Excellent. was a little nervous travelling alone but I had nothing to worry about, the bus was on time and drivers informative and very pleasant, No stopping at motorway cafes so we just stayed on the ... Excellent. was a little nervous travelling alone but I had nothing to worry about, the bus was on time and drivers informative and very pleasant, No stopping at motorway cafes so we just stayed on the bus, Already booked my next trip.

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