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.
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National Express User Reviews
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User reviews from travelers who booked their tickets with National Express
Ratings and Reviews (23378)
The price was great, the coach was good, the restroom was smelly and poorly stocked, the driver was good but misinformed us about where to get off which cost us a 15 pound cab ride.
Bus was good looking, very refreshing with good toilet + Clean. Unfortunately there was no 3 way plug to charge my phone only for UBS. The speakers in the bus was very bad, could not hear what the Driver was saying when he speaks, it was bad. Bus was on time going but arrived 20 minutes late in Liverpool.
Friendly staff,coaches go on time,good speed, comfort in the coaches is 👌👌,updating passengers about the journey. I feel announcements should be on board too, to cater for the people who have challenges with the accent.
The driver and driving was superb. He was friendly and it was a smooth trip.
The electronic sign for where the bus was going wasn’t working and no one to ask at Heathrow
This caused some confusion for me. I had just got off a 29 hour journey and needed clear direction!
Booked 8:25am bus from Heathrow airport to Coventry. Travel information posted in bus terminal stated bus delayed and time was added every 15 min. or so. Contacted Nat Exp customer service around 9:45am and learned the bus was cancelled due to mechanical problems. He stated I should have received an email (did not along with others) and proceeded to change the ticket to the regular next scheduled meeting of11:25am departure.
The journey by National Express was booked as a direct journey from Sheffield to York however we were informed that we must change at Leeds. At Leeds we left our coach to be told to catch the Leeds to York service but we were expecting a National Express bus but later found out it was to be a Coastliner. We paid for all the journey but we’re covered from Leeds to York by our seniors travel pass and return. Apart from this we enjoyed travelling by National Express. Please make senior citizens aware of this benefit provided by North Yorkshire. Best Wishes M. Milner
Bus schedule for 6.30pm. Arrived 7.45pm. None of the other bus drivers could tell us why the bus hadn't turned up. Should have some way if letting passengers know of the delay and assure us that the bus was still coming. After long flights everyone waiting was fed up.
Bus arrived on time and reasonably comfortable. Luckily I sat well away from the toilet at the back as that was unpleasant towards the end ...why do men wee on the floor!
Though interminably slow until Taunton ( need plenty of snacks and water as bus does not stop anywhere) the first part of the journey was fine. Then on to Heathrow with a second driver and Earl's Court all going well.
Now I was going to Victoria coach station and we would only have been about 15 minutes late if the driver hadn't got lost and telling us he hadn't been into London for a long time. There had been a road closure but even I knew we were going wrong(clearly no SatNav). He spoke to a supervisor who told him not to go over Vauxhall bridge so we go over it!!! Then back over Lambeth Bridge past Westminster (annoyingly my final destination).Poor chap was then just about guessing the way, one passenger tried to help but got muddled, I turned on Google maps and shouted instructions at the end...nearly an hour late. Very frustrating.
First of all our time of departure was put back by half an hour which we could put up with but unfortunately due to the coach turning up another 45 minutes late we ended only being able to enjoy an hour of the 3 hour airport lounge time slot we booked as we then arrived to find the the drop off point had changed to a long up hill walk whereas it used to be outside the terminal door.
Another thing that didn't help was that the coaches air conditioning didn't work!
I did not like the way the driver commanded me when i boarded in Manchester to sit at the back yet i was sitting at the front and gave someone else my seat. I felt it's cos of my originality and gave the the seat to someone of the same origin and therefore not any member of my family will ever use your buses again.
It started off very stressful because when we arrived at the coach station, while checking my e-ticket, it didn’t advise which gate the coach was departing from and it took a long time to find out before we could do anything else such as toilet or snacks. Other than that, we thought the service from national express was very professional.
No, there is no WiFi on National Express. No worries, you can use your time on the bus to catch up on some much needed sleep! You can also download your favorite movies, TV shows, and audiobooks or bring a good book.
Are there power outlets or USB plugs on National Express?
Yes, there are power outlets and USB plugs on National Express. You can usually find 1 or 2 plugs per row of seats, so be a good traveler and check if your neighbor wants to charge up their devices as well.
Do National Express buses have restrooms onboard?
Yes, there is a toilet on board each National Express bus.
Does National Express offer meals or snacks during the bus trip?
There are no meals or snacks offered on National Express buses. We recommend that you bring some snacks and drinks in a reusable water bottle for your bus trip.
Do you have to print your National Express bus ticket?
No, you don't need to print your ticket. You can board National Express buses by showing your e-ticket on your smartphone, along with a valid photo ID. Your ticket will be sent to you by email when booking on Busbud.
Does National Express allow pets on board?
No. Only Service Animals are allowed on National Express buses.
What are the amenities on National Express buses?
National Express goes the extra distance to offer best-in-class services to all travelers. You will be able to enjoy Air conditioning, Standard seat, Power outlets, Toilet on their buses.
Can I exchange my National Express bus ticket?
If you buy a flexible ticket, yes, you can exchange for another travel time or date. If you bought the standard ticket, exchanges are not allowed.
Do National Express buses have WiFi on board?
Yes, there is FREE WiFi available on the majority of National Express buses and services.
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.
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.
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