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About Megabus UK

British bus operator Stagecoach originally founded Megabus UK in 2003 to provide passengers with greener, more straightforward and more innovative travel. Based in Perth, Scotland, the coach line services 89 cities in England, Scotland and Wales, and carries more than four million passengers every year. Popular routes include London to Manchester, Birmingham to London, and Glasgow to Edinburgh. Megabus UK also has stops at various airports, city centers, and points of interest throughout the United Kingdom.

The Megabus UK fleet is comprised of some of the country's most modern coaches, with a variety of models depending on the route and length of the trip. All coaches boast convenient facilities such as free Wi-Fi, outlets and charging ports, an onboard restroom, and a 20 kg luggage allowance with additional overhead storage. The bus service is often praised for its cleanliness, comfort, and timeliness. Most coaches in the Megabus UK fleet are easy to recognize by their dark blue and bright yellow colors. They also typically show a cartoon of a friendly, smiling bus driver.

Megabus UK has been an official partner of Wanderu since 2019. This partnership benefits travelers by making it possible to quickly find the best possible deals Megabus UK has to offer. With Wanderu, it's easy to find your desired route, compare ticket prices, and buy cheap Megabus UK bus tickets with no additional fees.

Megabus UK Amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
Power outletPower outlet
WiFiWiFi

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Megabus UK bus coverage

Daily Trips1,633
stations137
cities89
countries1

What travelers are saying about Megabus UK

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Megabus UK had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 11 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 6 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 11 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 15 reviews
“The bus got there on time.”
based on 14 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 13 reviews
“The bus was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 15 reviews

Megabus UK reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Megabus UK

(Based on 17 reviews)

4.4
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

4.3

Timeliness

4.6

Staff

4.1

Value

3.9

Condition

4.3

Megabus UK passenger reviews

5.0

Mr Oladayo D

31 August 2022- Business

London to Nottingham

Pros: Good. Cons: Nothing. Tips: None.

Pros: Good. Cons: Nothing. Tips: None.

2.0

Mzwandile

19 August 2022- Business

London to Manchester

Pros: Value for money. Cons: Time management could improve. If the bus is running late, please communicate with passengers. The driver turned up late and did not offer apologies for being late. I thought was uncourteous. Tips: The air conditioner was on full blast thro...

Pros: Value for money. Cons: Time management could improve. If the bus is running late, please communicate with passengers. The driver turned up late and did not offer apologies for being late. I thought was uncourteous. Tips: The air conditioner was on full blast throughout the trip. Please, have an extra layer of clothing on hand.

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5.0

Mzwandile

14 August 2022- Solo travel

Manchester to London

Pros: Excellent. Cons: Nothing.

Pros: Excellent. Cons: Nothing.

5.0

Alexander

22 June 2022- Couples trip

Glasgow to Edinburgh

Pros: Went ti Merryfield to see the eagles. Cons: Good all round. Tips: Quick and relaxing.

Pros: Went ti Merryfield to see the eagles. Cons: Good all round. Tips: Quick and relaxing.

5.0

Nyumbasiyo

29 March 2022- Vacation

Longford to Bristol

Pros: Everything were okay. Cons: Just the ticket price. Tips: Na.

Pros: Everything were okay. Cons: Just the ticket price. Tips: Na.

Megabus UK Routes & Network

Megabus UK’s bus network features 1065 bus routes that connect 89 cities serving 137 stations. On average, Megabus UK performs about 1633 bus trips every day. The top cities to which Megabus UK offers the highest number of daily bus service include London and Birmingham.

Top Cities Served by Megabus UK

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
London311:30 pm10:59 pm
Glasgow211:23 pm10:59 pm
Manchester611:10 pm10:59 pm
Edinburgh312:00 am10:30 pm
Birmingham211:10 pm10:55 pm
Bristol211:07 pm10:59 pm
Newcastle upon Tyne412:40 am10:55 pm
Leeds312:15 am10:50 pm
Sheffield212:10 am10:50 pm

Most popular Megabus UK routes

The bus from London to Birmingham is Megabus UK’s most popular route. Trips from Manchester to Newcastle upon Tyne and London to Cardiff are also highly popular.

Top Megabus UK routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
London to Birmingham73h 33m€6
Manchester to Newcastle upon Tyne43h 58m€14
London to Cardiff244h 1m€6
London to Bournemouth62h 35m€7
Leeds to London154h 24m€7
London to Bristol182h 55m€5
Manchester to London145h 26m€8
London to Glasgow89h 32m€16
Edinburgh to London59h 5m€16

Megabus UK Bus Guide & FAQs

Do Megabus UK buses have WiFi?

Yes, Megabus UK offers WiFi on their buses. Although most trips with Megabus UK will have WiFi as advertised, some buses might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Megabus UK WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power points or USB points on the bus?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Megabus UK buses. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Megabus UK might sometimes use replacement bus vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

What is Megabus UK's schedule?

On a typical day, Megabus UK has 1633 scheduled bus 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, Megabus UK 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 bus?

Yes, Megabus UK requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the bus. 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.

What are Megabus UK’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about Megabus UK’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are there toilets on Megabus UK buses?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Megabus UK buses. 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 beverages available?

Megabus UK 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 buses do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Do you have to print your Megabus UK ticket?

Yes, Megabus UK requires that all passengers have printed tickets to board the bus. When you book with Wanderu and activate your account, you will be able to easily find and download your tickets for most buses.

Does Megabus UK offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Megabus UK 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 Megabus UK tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 1,633 Megabus UK trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Megabus UK tickets start at just €2.31. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Megabus UK tickets?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap Megabus UK tickets. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. Plus, you can compare Megabus UK prices with trips offered by other bus companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!

Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

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