Britain‚Äôs biggest coach network
Whether you‚Äôre looking for coach tickets for work or leisure, taking a regular journey or travelling to a special event, it‚Äôs likely that National Express have a departure to get you where you need to go.
Countless National Express coaches travel up and down Britain‚Äôs roads every day, serving hundreds of destinations and operating out of 30 coach stations. Check out the Coach Stations page for maps, opening times and details of facilities.
London, Birmingham and Cardiff are major hubs for National Express and there are stops in most major towns and cities, which you can locate on the Stop Finder page. On board National Express coaches you can make the most of free WiFi and digital entertainment via the VUER app ‚Äď just download and register before you travel.
Saving you money on your next trip
You probably already know that National Express is a great way to find cheap tickets for both UK and international travel. If you‚Äôre travelling on a budget, check out the National Express low fare finder, where you can get your hands on loads of great value fares for ¬£5 or less.
If you want to save even more on National Express prices, look into picking up one of their Coachcards which offer a third off regular fares for disabled passengers and passengers over 60 or between 16 and 26.
You can also get discounts on National Express tickets if you‚Äôre travelling in a group of four or more. Whatever your situation, it‚Äôs well worth visiting the National Express offers page before you start planning your trip to see how much you could save. We have also gathered some popular National Express discount codes and National Express vouchers on this page.
Direct transfers to all major UK airports
Working out how to get to and from the airport can sometimes be the least exciting part of planning your holiday. Going by road often seems to be the most direct route, but if you‚Äôve then got to factor airport parking into the equation, it can end up putting quite a dent in your holiday budget.
Whether you‚Äôre flying from Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton or Stansted, National Express could be just the ticket, with direct transfers to all major UK airports running day and night. And don‚Äôt worry if you‚Äôre not the best at travelling light. National Express coaches have a generous luggage allowance of two 20kg suitcases and one item of hand luggage per person.
Easy ticket booking and delivery options
Once you‚Äôve made your National Express booking you can choose to download your tickets and print them out at home, keep them as an e-ticket to show on your smartphone or tablet, receive your ticket via SMS or have your tickets sent to you in the post (you‚Äôll need to allow seven days for them to arrive if you‚Äôre in the UK). If you need to change your ticket or sort out a refund, there‚Äôs an easy to use Manage My Booking section on the website, or you can call National Express customer services seven days a week.
National Express Timetable
Planning National Express journeys shouldn't be difficult. The company runs coach routes all over the UK, and offers a comprehensive journey finder tool on its website.
Just enter your journey details, and the tool will call up National Express tickets options at the time of your choosing. After that, a few clicks are needed to make the booking.
National Express Ticket Options
When customers travel with National Express bus services, a few ticket options are available. Customers can book a National Express coach for one-way or return journeys. For a small extra fee, they can also book open returns, giving total freedom about when to head back. Options include refundable Flexible fares, and Standard options which come with supplementary fees for any changes.
Upgrades and discounts for Flexible tickets can often be found via National Express promo codes. Finally, there's the National Express Coach Card, which delivers 33% savings for a one-year subscription fee. Again, promo codes may be available, so check before purchasing.
National Express Contact Information
If you need to chat to staff about making a National Express booking or redeeming National Express discounts, doing so shouldn't be difficult.
The best option is to use the National Express contact number: 0871 781 8181 (7 days a week, 10:00-18:00). If you'd prefer to use email, contact information can be found here, and National Express also offers plenty of FAQs to resolve basic customer queries.
Got any questions about booking your coach tickets and travelling with National Express? Here are the answers to some of the most frequent queries.
Is there WiFi on National Express coaches?
WiFi is available on the majority of National Express services via the VUER digital entertainment app. To use it you‚Äôll need to download the VUER app from the App Store or Google Play before you travel. As well as WiFi, VUER also gives you access to over 100 hours of free entertainment including top TV shows, Sky Sports News and loads of popular magazines.
Do I need to print out my National Express ticket?
When you book your ticket, you can choose how you‚Äôd like to receive it. You can download your tickets and print them out at home, keep them as an e-ticket to show on your smartphone or tablet, receive your ticket via SMS or have your tickets sent to you in the post. You‚Äôll need to allow seven days for them to arrive by post if you‚Äôre in the UK.
How do I change, cancel or get a refund for my National Express ticket?
Visit the Manage My Booking section of the National Express website to find out all about making changes to your ticket. Depending on the type of ticket you have and when you purchased it, there may be a fee to make any changes. If you need to speak to someone, you can call National Express customer services seven days a week.
How much are National Express Coachcards?
For all the latest prices and info about National Express Coachcards, visit the offers section of their website. You can buy Senior, Young Persons and Disabled Coachcards, and all three can be bought for one year or for a full three years. The three-year option is usually cheaper than buying three annual tickets. You can also save on your pass with National Express discount codes.
More National Express cashback deals
Wherever you‚Äôre going and however you‚Äôre getting there, Quidco can help you earn cashback with a whole host of travel retailers. If you‚Äôre riding the rails rather than hitting the road, check out our deals and discounts with Trainline, First Transpennine Expressand East Midlands Trains.
Earning cashback when you travel with National Express is simple. Here are five ideas for your next booking to get you started.
1. Organize a group trip
Are you organising a weekend away with your mates? Want to treat your family to a day trip by coach? Looking for a group getaway with a decent discount? If you travel with National Express and there‚Äôs four or more of you, you‚Äôll be able to make the most of 25% off standard. Just make sure you book at least three days in advance. And if you‚Äôre travelling at a busy time, you can reserve your seats so you can all sit together. Combine that with cashback from Quidco and you're in line for a pretty sweet deal.
2. Save extra with a Coachcard
National Express Coachcards are a great way to get a discount on coach tickets and if you‚Äôre a regular traveller then the savings can really add up. Make the most of our cashback deals when you purchase your Coachcard too and you‚Äôll get even more value for money. National Express Coachcards offer a third off the usual ticket prices and there are three options available to buy: the Senior Coachcard for over 60s, the Young Persons Coachcard for those aged 16 to 26 and the Disabled Coachcard for anyone who is registered disabled. Click through to buy up to four Coachcards for one or three years. Check our terms and conditions before buying to ensure Coachcard purchases are eligible for National Express cashback.
3. Do away with airport parking hassle
Whether you‚Äôre planning to get away for a winter break or a bit of summer sun, avoid those airport parking charges by taking a National Express coach to the airport. National Express runs services to all the major UK airports, taking you right up to the terminal doors. There are also inter-airport services if you need to transfer from one airport to another. The luggage allowance is generous too, with two 20kg suitcases and one item of hand luggage per person. And if you‚Äôre looking for to stay overnight before or after your holiday, be sure to check out the Airport Hotel Deals section of the National Express website. Check the terms and conditions before buying, as hotel purchases may not be eligible for National Express cashback.
4. Pre-book transport to and from a big event
Six Nations rugby, the Grand National, Glastonbury festival, Cheltenham races ‚Äď they‚Äôre the must-see, hot ticket events of the year. And if you want to enjoy your big day to the full, then why not pre-book your transport with National Express? The nation‚Äôs biggest coach company offers official transport for many of the UK‚Äôs biggest events and festivals with pick-ups around the UK. So take a look at the National Express Events page and give yourself the peace of mind of knowing you‚Äôll get there on time and find your way home without a hitch.
5. Choose travel flexibility with an open return
Sometimes it‚Äôs easy to plan ahead with confidence; you know where you‚Äôre going and exactly when you‚Äôll be back. But what happens when life doesn‚Äôt work like clockwork and you need to stay flexible? While it's usually cheapest to book National Express coach tickets for fixed dates and times, it's sometimes worth paying a little extra for an open return. And the cashback you‚Äôll earn on making your purchase through Quidco could help offset that little extra cost. So you get the flexibility you need without putting too much of a dent in your wallet.