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National Express Phone number: +443717818181

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Travel with National Express

National Express is one of the biggest bus companies in the United Kingdom and Europe. They offer over 100 destinations, from big cities like London and Amsterdam to quaint villages like Bath and York. With their cheap prices, frequent departures, and reliable service, National Express is the bus company for you when traveling in the UK and Europe.

National Express buses offer you some of the best services such as reclining leather seats, a digital entertainment service called VUER, free WiFi, USB charging ports, on board restrooms, extra legroom and A/C.

Busbud has been an authorized seller of National Express tickets since 2015. Busbud helps you compare, find, and book cheap National Express bus tickets - at no additional cost! You can easily compare all schedules and ticket prices on Busbud. For your next trip, choose the bus and book on Busbud. It's simple, fast, cheap, and environmentally friendly! ‏‏


National Express Destinations

With National Express, you will able to travel and explore cities such as London, Paris, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Cardiff, and many more. With routes all over the UK and Europe, you're sure to find what you're looking for with National Express. Whether you'll be commuting, visiting friends and family or going on holiday, National Express will have a coach for you.


Booking your National Express Ticket Online

With Busbud, it is very easy to book a National Express ticket: you simply need to fill in the details of your trip in our search bar (dates of travel, departure and arrival cities, numbers of passengers) and click on Search now. Then, select the National Express departure that suits you best and securely complete your booking on Busbud.

We recommend that you book your ticket at least 1 to 2 weeks in advance, as ticket prices tend to raise when the travel date gets closer.


National Express Discounts and Promotions

Occasionally, National Express offers discounts and promotional to travelers. All of National Express' discounts and promotions are integrated into Busbud's search results. Be sure to take advantage of all National Express' promotions by booking your bus ticket on Busbud.

Photos of National Express buses

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

National Express video

Amenities on National Express buses

Air conditioning
Standard seat
XL Seat
Wifi + Entertainment
Power outlets

National Express's Coverage in Numbers

  • Daily Buses102,384
  • Cities1,341
  • Countries12
  • Routes34,480

National Express User Reviews

User reviews from travelers who booked their tickets with National Express

4.2 out of 5 stars

Ratings and Reviews (14231)

Christian M.March 23, 2020 | 

All is fine

Valerie S.March 22, 2020 | 

First time using this service. Was stress free and will use again.

Bukiwe Z.March 21, 2020 | 

Happy with the staff and will definitely use your services again.

Mohamed M.March 19, 2020 | 

It was very punctual and cheap

Beya K.March 19, 2020 | 

Good drive

Andrew S.March 19, 2020 | 

Excellent staff and service

Meenaloshinee M.March 18, 2020 | 

Good service

Frances C.March 17, 2020 | 

Good service and with a seat!

Irene M.March 17, 2020 | 

Friendly drivers and comfy journey. Roadworks so no problems with delay

Juan Pablo D.March 15, 2020 | 

Ver modern bus , clean and comfortable

Kevin C.March 14, 2020 | 

got to Liverpool late, went to customer service office explained I had a different departure address for my return journey to Leeds and the lady behind the desk told me the coach I needed departed from the same stand as I alighted from got to the stand at 18.20 for a 18.45 departure coach arrived at 19.10 and informed by driver I was in the wrong place but he let me on the bus which departed at 19.20 and arrived back in Leeds at 22.35 impressed? absolutely not

Anthony W.March 13, 2020 | 

No complaints, except the toilet needed cleaning

Stanley R.March 12, 2020 | 

No contact details to phone, bus driver appeared to think he was only 5 min late!! and location of bus stop in Oxford was not clear as we would have missed bus but for the help of other bus drivers. Staff at Oxford did not know either.

Austin W.March 11, 2020 | 

Very professional and reliable

Kehinde T.March 11, 2020 | 

Very lovely trip.

John W.March 10, 2020 | 

Excellent. Only late in arriving at Gatwick because of roadworks and rush hour traffic

Rhona S.March 9, 2020 | 

Driver was amazing, comfortable bus, nice and cosy with heating when was cold outside.

Valda M.March 9, 2020 | 

Extremely happy with this service.

Geoffrey B.March 9, 2020 | 

Great service - thanks

John P.March 9, 2020 | 

The service is good just a couple of issues. 1. The bus arrived with the destination as Swansea and no indication it was going to Cardiff. If we had not asked the driver we may still be waiting. 2. When passengers used the toilet there was a fowl smell throughout the bus.

Rowena D.March 8, 2020 | 

Very comfortable coach. Clean, spacious and obliging driver.

Florio P.March 8, 2020 | 

We are arrived later because we have done an accident on the highway.

Diana D.March 7, 2020 | 

Upstairs on a full bus, it was very very hot.

John D.March 7, 2020 | 

Coach late due to weather conditions. Driver genuinely pleasant, ambassador of the company. Made up time without making journey risky nor uncomfortable. Helpful at destination with instant informed knowledgeable answer to my question te return journey. Return journey was excellent. Great value for money transport option. Will use National Express in the future

National Express FAQ

Can I exchange my National Express bus ticket?

Yes! You can exchange your ticket over the phone at 0871 781 8181.

Do National Express buses have WiFi on board?

Yes, there is FREE WiFi available on the majority of National Express buses and services. ‏‏‎

Does National Express allow pets on board?

No. Only Service Animals are allowed on National Express buses. ‏‏‎

Do I need to print my National Express ticket?

No. You can show your ticket on your smartphone or tablet. The full ticket must be shown, partial pictures/screenshots will not be accepted. ‏‏‎

Do National Express buses have toilets onboard?

Yes, there is a toilet on board each National Express bus. ‏‏‎

Can I bring an over-sized luggage (bicycle, sports equipment) with me on National Express buses?

Yes you can! Your bicycle or equipment must be properly packaged and fees will apply. You can arrange this directly with the driver or from any of National Express' ticket offices. ‏‏‎

How many bags can I take on National Express buses?

You are allowed to take 2 medium sized suitcases (no more than 44 lbs per item) free of charge and 1 small piece of hand luggage. Alternatively, you may take 1 large item and 1 small piece of hand luggage.

Why choose Busbud?

The Best Way To Book Bus Tickets

Busbud is a bus search tool - we include National Express routes, schedules and prices in our searches along with many other bus companies. You can compare prices, amenities and times by searching for a route. If you find a suitable trip, you can go ahead and get your National Express ticket from us. Note that buses sell out, National Express and other operators generally charge a lot more for last minute tickets or for tickets bought in person.

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