Great value fares for £5 or less on selected routes
+ Up to 6.5% Cashback
Start your journey here and follow the links through to the National Express website to make the most of our great cashback offers each time you travel.
National Express coaches are a familiar sight on Britain's roads and motorways. The red, white and blue buses have been transporting passengers between our towns and cities since the early 1970s and now National Express serves many hundreds of destinations across the UK, including all the major airports. At the last count, passengers are making around 19 million journeys via National Express coaches every year. And if you live in the West Midlands, Coventry or Dundee, you might also take a National Express operated bus to school, work or the shops.
With the National Express online booking service, finding and booking a seat to suit your budget is easier than ever. Add our cashback offers into the mix as well and you can make it even better value for money.
Whether you’re looking for coach tickets for work or leisure, taking a regular journey or travelling to a special event, it’s likely that National Express have a departure to get you where you need to go. Countless National Express coaches travel up and down Britain’s 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 – just download and register before you travel.
The National Express journey planner makes it easy to find the right departure and book your coach tickets. Just search for your departure and destination stops, add in your dates and you’ll see all the coaches that match your journey requirements. Or if you’d like to see a full timetable, you can search using your destination, or service number if you know it, and download a PDF of the timetable to keep. You can also get live service updates from the National Express coach tracker, and regular information on special offers and service disruptions by following National Express on social media.
You probably already know that National Express is a great way to find cheap tickets for both UK and international travel. If you’re 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’re travelling in a group of four or more. Whatever your situation, it’s well worth visiting the National Express offers page before you start planning your trip to see how much you could save.
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’ve then got to factor airport parking into the equation, it can end up putting quite a dent in your holiday budget. Whether you’re 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’t worry if you’re 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.
Convenience is a big part of why National Express is used for over 19 million journeys in the UK every year. And it’s not just the coaches and timetables that make things easier for you. With the National Express app, you can find coach times, book your tickets, manage your booking and access the coach tracker in real time all right from your mobile. You’ll also be able to see favourite routes and past bookings, so organising your next National Express journey is only ever a few clicks away. Note that you'll need to use the National Express website to qualify for our cashback offers – make sure you enter via the special links on this page to ensure your cashback tracks correctly.
Once you’ve 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’ll need to allow seven days for them to arrive if you’re in the UK). If you need to change your ticket or sort out a refund, there’s an easy to use Manage My Booking section on the website, or you can call National Express customer services seven days a week.
Earning cashback when you travel with National Express is simple. Here are five ideas for your next booking to get you started.
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’s four or more of you, you’ll be able to make the most of 25% off standard. Just make sure you book at least three days in advance. And if you’re 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.
National Express Coachcards are a great way to get a discount on coach tickets and if you’re 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’ll 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 cashback.
Whether you’re 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’re 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 cashback.
Six Nations rugby, the Grand National, Glastonbury festival, Cheltenham races – they’re 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’s biggest coach company offers official transport for many of the UK’s 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’ll get there on time and find your way home without a hitch.
Sometimes it’s easy to plan ahead with confidence; you know where you’re going and exactly when you’ll be back. But what happens when life doesn’t 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’ll 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.
Got any questions about booking your coach tickets and travelling with National Express? Here are the answers to some of the most frequent queries.
WiFi is available on the majority of National Express services via the VUER digital entertainment app. To use it you’ll 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.
When you book your ticket, you can choose how you’d 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’ll need to allow seven days for them to arrive by post if you’re in the UK.
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.
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.
Wherever you’re going and however you’re getting there, Quidco can help you earn cashback with a whole host of travel retailers. If you’re riding the rails rather than hitting the road, check out our deals and discounts with Trainline, First Transpennine Express and East Midlands Trains.
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