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About National Express buses

National Express originally created by the Transport Act in 1968, NX is a publicly traded multinational transportation company that is based in the United Kingdom and operates across Europe.

  • Operates bus, coach, train and tram services in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Malta, Germany and Morocco and long-distance coach services across Europe.
  • Runs the largest scheduled national coach network in the UK.
  • 921 million journeys made a year with over 29,000 vehicles in their fleet.

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Photos of National Express buses

National Express coach at Gatwick Airport (busbud staff photo)
National Express coach at Gatwick Airport (busbud staff photo)

Amenities on National Express buses

Air Conditioning
Average Seat
XL Seat
Wifi + Entertainment
Power Outlets

National Express’s Coverage in Numbers

  • Daily Buses53,472
  • Cities1,099
  • Countries2
  • Routes29,755

National Express Bus classes

  • Premium
  • Supra+
  • Supra Economy
  • Eurobus
  • Normal

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National Express User Reviews

User reviews from travelers who booked their tickets with National Express

4.00 out of 5 stars

Ratings and Reviews (2808)

5 February 2018Jan R. | Timeliness: 1 | Staff: 2

I bought a ticket for National Express from Gatwick Airport to Bournemouth.Unfortunately, my flight had an hour delay so I just missed my bus. When I told this to the bus driver, he told me National Express is not a bus service that offers any connection with your flight, so too bad, you have to buy another ticket. This is such bull. Why would I ever buy a ticket beforehand again if it doesn´t guarantee you any service? This is a practice you would expect in a third world country, not in England. Very disappointed!

5 February 2018Wendy B. | Timeliness: 1 | Staff: 1

Our outward travel was fine, but on our return we arrived at the pick up point half an hour before the scheduled departure time of 19.05. At 18.45 we stepped outside the main entrance and went back indoors at 7 o'clock in readiness for the departure at 7.05 pm to find the coach had already left the station early.I find this totally unacceptable as not only did I not receive the service I had paid for. but was also stranded in Manchester with no other bus service available. My daughter and I are both registered disabled and we had to walk to Piccadilly station to get the train back into Chester, as well as this causing pain and distress we also incurred an additional cost of 35.00 for the train fare back. I would never use National Express again and would advise others not to do so as well

5 February 2018Pauline T. | Timeliness: 3 | Staff: 3

The only stop between London to Newcastle was awful. Stopped at Leeds all facilities closed except a 20p loo. Spent the time freezing on metal seats in the bus station. Soooo different from the journey down to London.People at the back of bus roasting we were freezing at the front🙃 Bus from Brighton arrived too late for the connection, spent another 3 hours at London Victoria to get back. Didn't get to Ashington only to Newcastle and a £60 taxi home!!!

5 February 2018Jane H. | Timeliness: 5 | Staff: 3

Efficient service but driver was unhappy to accept my e ticket and insisted I should have had a print out with the ticket number available to him

4 February 2018Iulia P. | Timeliness: 5 | Staff: 4

The buses are comfortable and the time it takes from one place to another is fine, best prices so far

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