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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 109 cities featured in the megabus timetables. Destinations include cities such as London, Cologne and Paris. The long distance bus provider megabus counts over 2051 bus connections.

32 customer reviews for megabus

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Latest customer review in the UK


, 14/11/2017   
i was delayed by two hours as bus went to wrong city


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

, 14/11/2017   
i was delayed by two hours as bus went to wrong city


, 12/11/2017   
Delayed 30 minutes leaving London a day 1 HOUR returning to London, no communication from staff unless you ask. Wi-Fi wasn't great. Maybe next time...


, 12/11/2017   
Consistency late, air con never works and drivers are very unhelpful.


, 02/11/2017   
Great difficulty making booking.
CheckMyBus-Team, 03/11/2017
Hello Henry,

We're sorry to hear that you've had a difficult time booking your trip. Did you book your ticket through the megabus website or checkmybus.co.uk?

Best regards,
Hello Henry,

We're sorry to hear that you've had a difficult time booking your trip. Did you book your ticket through the megabus website or checkmybus.co.uk?

Best regards,
Your CheckMyBus Support


, 02/11/2017                   
Good service


, 30/10/2017                   
love mega bus


, 30/10/2017                   
Brilliant, excellent service


, 26/10/2017               
Is WiFi included and available on the service barnstaple to bristol many thanks


, 24/10/2017           
How many weeks in advance can I book a journey
CheckMyBus-Team, 24/10/2017
Hello Peter,

Thank you for your message. With megabus, you can book about four months in advance. As of right now, you can book trips on any date before 28 February, 2018. If you have any ...
Hello Peter,

Thank you for your message. With megabus, you can book about four months in advance. As of right now, you can book trips on any date before 28 February, 2018. If you have any further questions, please feel free to get in touch again.

Best regards,
Your CheckMyBus Support
Peter Mackin, 24/10/2017
You say 4 months and can book up to Feb .everytime I go to book for 21st Jan glasgow / edinburgh it says dates available up to 6th jan
Peter Mackin, 24/10/2017
Trying to book jan 21st glasgow to Edinburgh but saying booking only till 6th jan
CheckMyBus-Team, 25/10/2017
Hi Peter,

On megabus, 28th February is the latest date you can possibly book a trip for (particularly larger routes like London to Manchester), but for some routes, you may need to book fo ...
Hi Peter,

On megabus, 28th February is the latest date you can possibly book a trip for (particularly larger routes like London to Manchester), but for some routes, you may need to book for an earlier date as the latest date you can book will vary from route to route. To get from Glasgow to Edinburgh, the latest date you can book a trip for is 6 January, 2018. If you have any further questions, please feel free to get in touch again.

Best regards,
Your CheckMyBus Support
Peter Mackin, 27/10/2017
Thanks for your reply but your telling me what I can't book I'm wanting you to tell me when I can book for 21st Jan glasgow to Edinburgh
CheckMyBus-Team, 02/11/2017
Hello Peter,

Thank you for your message. Please note that CheckMyBus is an intercity search engine and doesn't determine the schedules and booking policies which are set by the different ...
Hello Peter,

Thank you for your message. Please note that CheckMyBus is an intercity search engine and doesn't determine the schedules and booking policies which are set by the different bus providers, so unfortunately, it can be difficult to tell when megabus will allow booking for this route for 21 January, 2018. We suggest regularly checking the site for updates about the latest you can book.

Best regards,

Your CheckMyBus Support


, 21/10/2017   
Megabus is the worst coach service to catch. I have been through several bad experiences using them. Very poor customer service,useless staff, so unprofessional. A month ago I experienced 4hrs delay ... Megabus is the worst coach service to catch. I have been through several bad experiences using them. Very poor customer service,useless staff, so unprofessional. A month ago I experienced 4hrs delay waiting in the cold. It was so stressful and I was sick after this. I strongly don't recommend megabus to anyone. Low tickets price but costly overall. If you guys want to go through all this stressful situations don't worry there's megabus for that they won't fail on that.

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