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National Express Timetable

National Express coaches provide a multitude of routes and for the most popular of these, there are multiple departures a day. Here is a small sample of the 100's of routes National Express covers in the UK. If your chosen journey isnt listed here, simply head to the top of the page and utilise the efficient journey planner. Also check out some of the National Express' European desinations.

London to Brighton Coaches
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London to Edinburgh Coaches
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London Manchester Coaches
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London to Liverpool Coaches
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London to Oxford Coaches
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Liverpool Manchester Coach
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Edinburgh Glasgow Coaches
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Leeds to London Coaches
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Cambridge London Coaches

Where can I go With National Express?

Popular National Express routes within the UK

National Express is the main provider of bus routes in the UK. The company primarily connects the larger cities in the UK such as London, Manchester and Birmingham. Though, smaller destinations are accessable. Both long and short distance journeys are covered by National Express coaches within the UK.

National Express European Routes

In partnership with Eurolines, National Express coaches travel to over 450 destinations across Europe. These journeys depart from London Victoria and are perfect for long distance travel as they are equipped with exceedingly comfortable seats and WiFi.

National Express Tickets

Contact Information
  • Phone: 0871 781 8181
  • Online via the National Express website, or to compare different modes Check out GoEuro.

National Express Ticket types

  • National Express Funfares: Cheap tickets available through booking in advance. These are amendable but non-refundable.

  • National Express Economy Tickets: Slightly more expensive although can be fully refunded up to 72 hours prior to travel.

  • National Express Discount Coach Cards: Gives card holders up to a third off on single economy tickets along with various other benefits. These are available for customers aged between 16 - 26 and seniors, there is also a disabled discount card.

  • Children under the age of 2 years old can travel for free assuming they can sit on an adult's lap.

National Express Coachcards

Senior Coach Card

  • You can Purchase this Coach Card if... You have £10 to spare and you are over 60 years old.

  • This card will save you... 1/3 of all National Express Coaches taken in the UK and is Valid for 1 year.

Young Persons Coach Card

  • You can buy this Coachcard if... You are aged between 16 and 26 or are considered a mature student.

  • This card will save you... 1/3 off all standard fare National Express coach trips and 10% of trips to events such as Glastonbury. This card costs £10 for 1 year or £25 for three years.

Family Coach Card

  • You can buy this Coachcard if... You are travelling with a child. Either one or two children can travel with you, depending on your prefernce. The price of the coachcard will reflect this.

  • Children Travel for free: Low-cost tickets are non-refundable and non-changeable.

Disabled Coach Card

  • You can buy this Coachcard if... You are registed as disabled.

  • This card will save you... 1/3 off all standard fare National Express coach trips and will only cost you £10 per year.

National Express: FAQ

What are services available for Disables Passengers?

  • The vast majority of the National Express' fleet now have a passenger lift at the front entrance of the coach.

  • If you are a passenger travelling in a wheelchair, please notify National Express at least 36 hours in advanced of your journey on 08717 81 81 81.

  • Coach cards are available for those travelling with disabilities which gives passengers a third off standard fare tickets.
  • All pets are forbidden from National Express services aside from assistance dogs.

I Can Claim Compensation If...

  • The journey being made must take longer than 3 hours to complete, or be greater than 250 km in distance. Examples of long-haul journeys that exceed this distance include London to Manchester, Glasgow to Cardiff, Liverpool to Oxford and Exeter to Leeds.
  • Customers are delayed for more than two hours.
  • The coach or bus service has been overbooked.
  • The coach or bus service has been cancelled.

Rights to “Adequate Assistance”

  • Providing the journey fits the above minimum requirement, if a delay or cancellation leaves customers waiting for 90 minutes or more, National Express must offer “adequate assistance”. This will be available in the form of snacks, refreshments and possibly accommodation if required.
  • Hand luggage: 1 soft piece of hand luggage free of charge.

  • "Checked" Luggage: 2 medium sized suitcases which do not exceed 20 kg each.

  • If you require extra luggage, this needs to arranged in advance.

National Express extra Luggage Allowance Fees:


1 Bag

Extra Bags

Up to 3 Bags



£10 each




£15 each