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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 91 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 Trips5,342
stations140
cities91
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 32 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 18 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 40 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 48 reviews
“The bus got there on time.”
based on 45 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 43 reviews
“The bus was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 47 reviews

Megabus UK reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Megabus UK

(Based on 57 reviews)

4.0
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

4.0

Timeliness

4.4

Staff

4.1

Value

3.9

Condition

4.4

Megabus UK passenger reviews

4.0

Masood

15 February 2024- Visiting friends

Newcastle upon Tyne to London

Pros: There was no working charging point's my mobile phone was dead my whole trip Therefore my travel was so boring. Cons: Please check charges points. Tips: 1.

2.0

Zahra

13 September 2023- Solo travel

London to Glasgow

Pros: The seats are very very uncomfortable. Fixed into a leaning position. My charger USB didn't work and couldn't connect to internet going and coming back. Cons: Usb port, seats, internet provision.

3.0

Okwudili

26 June 2023- Business

Birmingham to Swindon

Pros: I think they can improve on time as most I end turning up late to work 😴 and it's not good to my records. Thanks. Cons: Timing. Tips: Go for it, it worth it!

5.0

Libi

21 February 2023- Visiting friends

Newcastle upon Tyne to London

Really nice driver and spacious clean coach.

4.0

Alexandra

20 February 2023- Solo travel

London to Edinburgh

Pros: The trip overall was lovely. Multiple interactions with Megabus staff and everyone was friendly and helpful. I would recommend this way of getting from London to Edinburgh to just about anyone (though I'm not sure how well they can accommodate those with limited mobility). The landscape along the way is gorgeous, this is a great way of seeing some of the countryside. Cons: My only complaint would be that, as much as I'm grateful to have had bathroom facilities available on board, I do wish the rest of the bus wouldn't have smelled of those facilities throughout the trip. Tips: Please manage your expectations and be reasonable. I feel like so many of the complaints I saw before my own experience now seem like people who wanted a first class experience at bargain prices. At under $20, I was grateful for a clean, reasonably comfortable seat from point A to point B with a driver who clearly did that route often and wasn't being reckless about it. No unnecessary detours, we left on time and yes, we did arrive late but when I looked back I don't see how we could have done it faster (safely). We did encounter some construction along the route, so maybe try to factor that possibility into your journey as well.

Megabus UK Routes & Network

Megabus UK’s bus network features 1963 bus routes that connect 91 cities serving 140 stations. On average, Megabus UK performs about 5342 bus trips every day. The top cities to which Megabus UK offers the highest number of daily bus service include Leeds and London.

Top Cities Served by Megabus UK

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
London612:03 am11:59 pm
Manchester612:15 am11:50 pm
Edinburgh612:00 am11:59 pm
Glasgow612:15 am11:59 pm
Birmingham612:20 am11:50 pm
Leeds612:00 am11:59 pm
Bristol612:03 am11:59 pm
Newcastle upon Tyne612:00 am11:59 pm

Most popular Megabus UK routes

The bus from Leeds to London is Megabus UK’s most popular route. Trips from London to Edinburgh and Glasgow to Edinburgh are also highly popular.

Top Megabus UK routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Leeds to London265h 1m€4
London to Edinburgh99h 44m€4
Glasgow to Edinburgh1191h 18m€6
Manchester to London185h 46m€7
London to Glasgow89h 46m€17
Cardiff to London214h 9m€8
London to Bristol184h 3m€4
London to Newcastle upon Tyne247h 18m€13
London to Birmingham136h 1m€4

Megabus UK Bus Guide & FAQs

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.

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.

On a typical day, Megabus UK has 5342 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 5,342 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 €3.98. 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.

When you’re ready to book, type your departure city and destination city in the search bar above, select your travel date, and let Wanderu work its magic to show you all of the best bus and train ticket prices available for your trip. Pick the ticket that’s best for your budget, schedule, and preferences, and complete the booking right on Wanderu to secure your great deal.

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