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About National Express

National Express is a popular train company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest National Express tickets by searching Wanderu.com. Overall, National Express serves 10 routes, connecting 4 cities in 2 countries. To cover all these routes National Express runs an average of 20 trips per day and 79 trips per month. These train trips range in price from £3.45 to £32.96 based on a variety of factors.

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National Express train coverage

Daily Trips20
stations7
cities4
countries2

National Express train amenities

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do National Express trains have WiFi?

No, unfortunately National Express does not offer WiFi aboard its trains at this time. However, we find that a good book makes the time fly by and streaming services like Netflix allow you download TV shows and movies that you can then watch during your trip. Plan ahead and you will stay entertained during the entire train ride.

Are there power points or USB points on the train?

National Express does not offer power points on their trains at this time. We suggest you charge up your laptop ahead of time and bring a power bank for your phone to extend its battery life for the duration of the trip. And remember - a good book doesn’t require any power.

What is National Express's schedule?

On a typical day, National Express has 20 scheduled train trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, National Express does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Do you need an ID to get on the train?

Yes, National Express requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the train. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

Are there toilets on National Express trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on National Express trains. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or drinks offered during the trip?

National Express does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. However, note that most trains do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Do you have to print your National Express ticket?

National Express does not require a printed ticket to board the train. Instead, an eTicket is sent to you by email when you make your reservation. You can use your smartphone to show this eTicket to the ticketing agent as you board.

Does National Express offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

National Express focuses on delivering a great travel experience at a low price and currently does not offer premium features like extra legroom or onboard entertainment. But these days, between your laptop, tablet, smartphone and e-reader, you’re the master of your own entertainment even on longer journeys.

Cheap National Express tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 20 National Express trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and National Express tickets start at just £3.45. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

Cologne to Bielefeld
Travel DateFri 4 Dec
Price£24.32
Cologne to Herford
Travel DateFri 4 Dec
Price£24.32
Aachen to Dinslaken
Travel DateThu 24 Dec
Price£24.32
Oldenzaal to Bad Bentheim
Travel DateTue 8 Dec
Price£3.45