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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 156 cities featured in the megabus timetables. Destinations include cities such as London, Cologne and Paris. The long distance bus provider megabus counts over 3235 bus connections.

81 customer reviews for megabus

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, 02/11/2018                   
Wonderful experience we went on mega bus from caerphilly to london real ... Wonderful experience we went on mega bus from caerphilly to london really cheap for 2 adults and 1 child will definitely travel by mega bus again thank you for wonderful service


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 Network Map 2018

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

, 02/11/2018                   
Wonderful experience we went on mega bus from caerphilly to london really cheap for 2 adults and 1 child will definitely travel by mega bus again thank you for wonderful service


, 02/11/2018   
Still waiting for arrival of Falmouth bus scheduled for 15.40. Now 34 mins late. Staff on the ground (3) have no Idea what is going on. No tracker I assume. Not everyone has a mobile. No stars at all ... Still waiting for arrival of Falmouth bus scheduled for 15.40. Now 34 mins late. Staff on the ground (3) have no Idea what is going on. No tracker I assume. Not everyone has a mobile. No stars at all


, 01/11/2018   
Why on earth have they no tracker, further, trying to locate drop off locations is ridiculous, spent an hour trying to see where my children will be dropped off.


, 29/10/2018                   
We had a wonderful service with mega bus from caeroh We had a good experience with mega bus we went from caerphilly to london and back very freindly staff


, 05/10/2018   
Awful service, avoid this company!


, 22/09/2018   
No means of tracking length of delay and no information as to when it’ll turn up. Useless


, 03/09/2018   
very nice polite drivers both ways. being disabled I found them much easier than national express .


, 18/08/2018   
Pathetic driver incompetence made us over an hour late, lame excuses terrible customer service.


, 07/08/2018   
I was on a Megabus yesterday, 6th August 2018, travelling from Manchester to London. The service set off at 12:40pm and was scheduled to reach London Victoria at 17:40. We instead got to London Victor ... I was on a Megabus yesterday, 6th August 2018, travelling from Manchester to London. The service set off at 12:40pm and was scheduled to reach London Victoria at 17:40. We instead got to London Victoria bus station at 20:30. I cant begin to understand the lack of customer care service from Megabus. The Bus broke down twice and on each occasion, the driver was fidgeting alone whilst on the phone to his employer explaining to him how to repair it. This happened whilst(passengers),waited for impatiently for any news of a new bus from Megabus to carry on our journey. we weren't given any water or refreshments as we waited for 3hours on the motorway. many of us missed our connecting transport to our destinations and had to improvise in the night. As a regular user of this service, on this route, I found Megabus service yesterday very disappointing.


, 06/08/2018       
It’s usually the cheaper option to the train but EVERY TIME I travel with them it is in excess of 30 minutes late. If you have a journey with them, expect to spend most of the time waiting at the bus ... It’s usually the cheaper option to the train but EVERY TIME I travel with them it is in excess of 30 minutes late. If you have a journey with them, expect to spend most of the time waiting at the bus station, because that is where you will be spending your day. If the train is up to £15 more expensive, trust me, you can’t put a price on time. It’s utterly ridiculous.

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