October 23, 2004

Coaches are Fun

OK, we all know that coaches aren't really fun, but they are sometimes cheap.
Megabus have recently entered the fray of cut-price coach services with their deals to certain cities starting from only a quid (plus 50p booking fee!)
I took one of these buses a few months ago, and it was a Megabus experience
Does that last sentence actually mean anything?

Anyway, I would like to tell you now about National Express Funfares These are tickets, which also start from a quid, (with no booking fee!) and serve a variety of destinations in the UK. I recently came from Wolverhampton to London for ONLY one pound.

Yes, indeed - one little tiny quid for all that journey. An investigation of mine revealed that if you are flexible with your dates, you can go all the way from London to Glasgow for ONLY ONE POUND. I don't really want to go to Glasgow - but if I did, you can bet I'd be taking the bus. The only downside to these fares, is that you HAVE to print a page, which acts as your ticket. Writing down the number is not enough apparently. I suspect that this is because the driver actually has nothing to cross-reference the ticket number to anyway. Still, it's a small price to pay for such a good deal (a piece of paper, and some printer ink)

While I'm here singing the praises of National Express, I will mention their good service to Stansted, and that they have a bunch of good deals to Europe

I recently took one of these deals for £52 return to Chamonix, and I will add that if the bus is very crowded it can be an unpleasant experience. You could read about that experience, but the entry is not live yet. When it is, I will put a link just under this sentence...

Great bus journey home

Posted by paul at October 23, 2004 02:02 PM