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About National Express Coach

National Express is the largest inter-city bus operator in the United Kingdom with bus routes throughout the UK. National Express operates over 600 buses, daily serving 140 routes with scheduled service to 900 destinations. On board a National Express bus you will find reclining leather seats, air conditioning and on board bathrooms. National Express has also invested in your comfort, you will find most buses equipped with WiFi and an on board entertainment system they call VUER, which streams content directly to your phone, tablet or laptop to keep you entertained along your trip.


National Express Coach bus Coverage

Daily Trips223

National Express Coach bus amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
Power outletPower outlet

Reviews from Wanderu Customers traveling with National Express Coach

Overall review score for National Express Coach
Based on 10 reviews
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Reviews from Wanderu Customers traveling with National Express Coach
23 December 2019Vacation
The bus driver was a very nice person. The bus was warm, quiet and comfortable.
27 November 2019Couples trip
the driver was terribly rude and did not let me and my wife into the bus. he made us stand in the rain. I showed the driver a ticket from my mobile phone (qr-code). he said that he would not look at the QR code and that he needed a message from my email with the ticket....More
8 October 2019Solo travel
It was nice that the bus wasn’t full. I could put on my headphones and take in the scenery outside my window.
I wish the driver had done something about the couple in the back of the bus. They could be heard aggressively arguing from Manchester to Liverpool. I honestly think they scarcely drew breath while cursing at each other. It made for a tense atmosphere. The WiFi would c...More
Bring your own snacks and check if your bus has a toilet. WiFi service may be inconsistent.
16 September 2019Visiting friends
Comfortable and on time
The pull down trays recline too much so it’s not safe to put a drink on there. They could be a little bigger too.
A 2 1/2 journey went very quickly.
8 July 2019Vacation
Comfy seats, professional driver
Punctuality+ couldn't find wifi onboard

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there WiFi onboard National Express Coach?

Yes National Express Coach offers WiFi connection onboard their bus trips. Though most trips with National Express Coach will have WiFi as advertised, some trips 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. National Express Coach 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 outlets on a National Express Coach bus? Are there USB plugs?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard National Express Coach bus trips. You can generally find one or two plugs per row of seats, so be a good traveler 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 power outlet USB converter that typically come with most phones and tablets. Since National Express Coach might sometimes use replacement bus vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power outlets. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

Does National Express Coach offer will call tickets, that you pick up at the station?

No, currently National Express Coach 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 or stop.

Do you need an ID to get on a National Express Coach bus?

Yes, National Express Coach 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, like a college ID, won’t work.

Can you use your phone to board National Express Coach?

No, currently you cannot use your phone to board a National Express Coach bus as they require you to have a printed ticket on hand to board.

Are there bathrooms on National Express Coach buses?

Yes, there are bathrooms on National Express Coach bus trips. 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 offered onboard National Express Coach trips?

National Express Coach 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. Most carriers, though, do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Do you have to print your National Express Coach ticket?

National Express Coach requires that all passengers have printed tickets to board the bus. Are you in a pinch and need to print a ticket? Most copy shops will offer print services on a per-page cost. When you book with Wanderu and activate your account, you will be able to easily find and download your tickets for most carriers on the platform.

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

National Express Coach focuses on delivering a great travel experience at a low price and they currently don’t offer any premium features onboard. But these days, between your laptop, tablet, smartphone and e-reader, you’re the master of your own entertainment even on longer journeys.

National Express Coach serves travelers in with bus service to 185 destinations. These are the most popular National Express Coach schedules and routes.

London to Cardiff
Daily Trips28
Luton to London
Daily Trips8
London to Leeds
Daily Trips11
Nottingham to London
Daily Trips56
London to Birmingham
Daily Trips19

Cheap National Express Coach ticket deals users recently found on Wanderu.

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Sheffield to Chesterfield
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Horley to Cambridge
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Stoke-on-Trent to London
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