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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 145 cities featured in the megabus timetables. Destinations include cities such as London, Cologne and Paris. The long distance bus provider megabus counts over 2529 bus connections.

121 customer reviews for megabus

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Latest customer review in the UK


, 21/11/2019                   
Good 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

, 21/11/2019                   
Good service


, 17/11/2019   
Mega bus running always late, waiting 45 minutes for the bus going to Portsmouth from Oxford, from 18.30 to 20.00, it's 1 hour &5 minutes late. !!!!


, 10/11/2019   
Glasgow to London Return Journey down was good. warm bus, and arrived in 50 mins earlier than scheduled. Return Journey half an hour late in despite no traffic jams, driver seemed to dander up, free ... Glasgow to London Return Journey down was good. warm bus, and arrived in 50 mins earlier than scheduled. Return Journey half an hour late in despite no traffic jams, driver seemed to dander up, freezing cold bus. everyone in jackets zipped up. If your going to get more to use buses, drivers need to stick to timetables. Have now missed my connecting stagecoach bus. Another delay to my journey. good job stagecoach.


, 08/11/2019                   
I worked for Stagecoach and they look after their staff first. When our franchise went to Chinese firm it was not the same. I travellede fast and cheap to Glasgow from London on Megabus and can only ... I worked for Stagecoach and they look after their staff first. When our franchise went to Chinese firm it was not the same. I travellede fast and cheap to Glasgow from London on Megabus and can only say "brilliant!" People need to understand you can get a bargain and good service, but please don't make a dirty bus. There were litter bags at every seat, but some folk are just *****s. Regards and Thank you I will be using Megabus again.


, 06/11/2019                   
great service driver great very highly will do this all the time


, 01/11/2019   
Shocking service. The bus was delayed over 20 mins from the starting station as the driver wouldn’t start the bus and was just inside. Then stuck again for 1 hour with no guidance or anything at anoth ... Shocking service. The bus was delayed over 20 mins from the starting station as the driver wouldn’t start the bus and was just inside. Then stuck again for 1 hour with no guidance or anything at another stop. Very delayed and very poor service. It wasn’t even cheap!


, 23/10/2019   
Terrible experience, buses are running late every single time. Company doesn’t seem to understand the idea of good time keeping. Don’t recommend if you need to be somewhere on time


, 12/10/2019   
So I'd give this shitty company 0 starts but I have no idea why there is no such option. While at Heatrow airport their machines inside were not working at I tried to buy a ticket from the driver as t ... So I'd give this shitty company 0 starts but I have no idea why there is no such option. While at Heatrow airport their machines inside were not working at I tried to buy a ticket from the driver as their machines are gone and the guy just told me it's not his problem. So I emwasnt able to get a ticket and get in time becouse of their fault. Every single company should be asked to guarantee they cand sell tickets on site or suspend their licence at the airport. It's shame


, 20/09/2019               
I'm new to Megabus, and I quite like it. Far better than Nat'Express. However, the mega drawback as far as I'm concerned, is advice on route route planning. Im in Middlesbrough at the moment, and I wa ... I'm new to Megabus, and I quite like it. Far better than Nat'Express. However, the mega drawback as far as I'm concerned, is advice on route route planning. Im in Middlesbrough at the moment, and I want to get back to Aberdeen. Your booking system just says route not available..... fair enough, but why not make it a bit more user friendly, I had to shop around to find that I had to get to Newcastle for the bus to get me to Aberdeen, whereas your page possibly could have re routed me, change at Middlesbrough for Newcastle, change at Newcastle for Aberdeen. Getting onto the Subject of timetables. Your Southward journey from Aberdeen departs just after 0700hrs, most mornings. I live in Shetland, The overnight ferry to Aberdeen docks at 0700hrs (on a good night's crossing), which means your 0705? departure time probably loses you potential passengers. Would it be possible to put back the morning departure time by 20/30 minutes, which would give any passengers time to get from the ferry terminal to the bus station.


, 13/09/2019           
On Tuesday September 10 we travelled via Megabus from Leeds to Middlesborogh in order to visit our very ill great-grandson at James Cook Hospital. Soon after arrival we were told that his condition no ... On Tuesday September 10 we travelled via Megabus from Leeds to Middlesborogh in order to visit our very ill great-grandson at James Cook Hospital. Soon after arrival we were told that his condition now meant that he was to be transferred to Newcastle. This meant that we would then have several hours in Middlesborough with nothing to do, so we tried to catch an earlier coach. The driver of the 2.30 coach told us that this was not allowed, so we had to wait for a further three hours before our scheduled coach arrived. Can you please explain why, if there is spare capacity, someone with a valid ticket for a later coach cannot be accommodated? The service otherwise was excellent, with a comfortable coach well driven and on schedule at a reasonable price, so it's a pity that the experience was soured by having an unnecessary wait. Perhaps you could re-assess this policy?

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