You can always rely on megabus to get you from A to B with ease and great value fares. Travelling by train or car in this current financial climate is far too expensive for a lot of people which restricts people from exploring more of the UK. By travelling with megabus, you will be able to visit these far-reaching places without breaking the bank.
megabus first started operating as Stagecoach’s ‘Intercity coach operations’ in 2003 with the aim of making travel simple and offering great value coach travel. 19 years later, it was sold alongside Falcon to become part of the Scottish Citylink Coaches Limited (SCCL) which is a joint venture between Stagecoach and ComfortDelGro, a Singapore-based transport company.
The Falcon is an innovative coach service that runs from Plymouth to Bristol, stopping off at Exeter, Cullompton, Wellington, Taunton and Bristol Airport. During April and May 2023, the current Falcon service is set to be rebranded as ‘megabus’. This is an exciting venture for Falcon which will see some of the additional features being introduced such as seat reservation, extra legroom seats, coach tracker and great value fares available in advance on the megabus website. They will still be offering ‘Walk Up’ fares, subject to availability.
Not only are they affordable, but they also now operate with modern, large-capacity vehicles with the added options of reserved seating and extra legroom seats for customers that want that little extra benefit. The coaches have onboard Wi-Fi, charging points and the coach tracker service which allows you and your family and friends to track where your coach is, and its expected arrival time taking into account ‘live traffic’ conditions.
Travel has been made easy with over 90 destinations throughout the UK, with both direct services to many locations and connected services which opens up even more opportunities to travel around the UK.
Not only are coaches a more cost-effective way of travel, they are also the most environmentally friendly way to get from A to B, with the only exceptions being walking or cycling. Coaches can hold a large number of passengers and produce the lowest rate of Nitrogen Oxide of all modes of transport.
Similar to most transport fares, the prices are not set and do fluctuate depending on how busy a service is and how soon you book before your scheduled trip. Advanced fares from Plymouth to Exeter start from £8, and a trip from Plymouth to London starts from around £20. You can book all tickets on the megabus website which is straightforward and user-friendly. To ensure you are getting the best price, we recommend booking in advance at https://uk.megabus.com.
Although megabus offers great value fares for everyone, if you’re a student and hold a TOTUM card, you are eligible for 10% off when booking online. Child tickets are also 10% off. On the Plymouth to Bristol service, they also have a range of tickets available for customers paying the driver at the time of departure with discounted return journeys and group travel tickets being available.
megabus operates a frequent service which varies depending on many things such as events, bank holidays and school holidays. The number of services increases on Thursday-Monday compared to mid-week due to higher demand, however, they currently have 20 journeys a day departing from Plymouth which makes travelling with megabus a great option for both shorter shopping trips and also longer weekends away.
With the mission to encourage their customers to explore new places in the UK, megabus have ‘City Guides’ on their website which tell you the very best things to do in over 40 destinations. These City Guides offer a full itinerary list as well as some background information on the destination itself. This should give you the confidence to want to explore more of what the UK has to offer.
They also operate 24hrs a day which makes airport transfers really smooth, especially for those with early morning check-in times. It also means you can travel through the night and arrive at your destination with the rest of the day ahead of you.
megabus has an ongoing investment plan which enables them to maintain their coaches to a high standard. They operate with some of the most modern and comfortable coaches available. Each coach is fitted with toilets, air-conditioning and comfy seats to ensure a great experience on board as well as the additional bonus of complimentary Wi-Fi and charging points.
Have you always wanted a career in the transport industry and feel passionate about being able to give the nation a chance to travel and discover this beautiful country? megabus offers full training programmes with a range of job roles, if you are interested in becoming a coach driver for megabus at one of their depots, you can look for the most up-to-date job opportunities at www.uk.megabus.com/careers
megabus will continue its journey to becoming the first choice for intercity travel by continuing to invest in new vehicles and working with manufacturers in developing even greener engine options. They also want to expand even further to be able to provide more destinations as well as inspire their customers to travel further and
megabus’ goal is to make travel simple for all. They look to offer a great service at a great price, opening up the options for both planned and unplanned adventures for all. Whether it be a day out shopping, visiting friends or family, or taking you to the airport for an adventure further afield – megabus is here to help you.