Please find below the latest offers and service updates from National Express this April.
Headlines - Fares from £6 - Bristol to Oxford - Butlins - Easter Rail Disruptions - Europe for Less - Upcoming events - Airport transfers from £5 - Get in touch with us!
Fares from £6 Go get it this spring! Travel to 100s of UK towns, cities and airports from £6 one-way, plus £1 booking fee There's never been a better time to explore everything that's great about Britain – and there's never been a better way to travel. Go ahead - get a change of scenery and explore the UK.
Bristol to Oxford We have now changed our timetable so you can get there and back in a day and have a full day out. Steeped in history, Oxford is a city just waiting to be explored. From getting lost in one of the many university colleges to taking a stroll down the banks of the River Thames, Oxford offers everything for the perfect city break.
• Bristol to Oxford o Direct, no changes, no hassle o Cheaper than train o 3 times a day for £15 one-way or £18 day return
• Bath to Oxford o Direct, no changes, no hassle o Cheaper than train o 3 times a day for £13 one-way or £15 day return
• Swindon to Oxford o Direct, no changes, no hassle o Cheaper than train o 3 times a day for £15 one-way or £18 day return
Did you know we travel direct to Butlins (Bognor Regis, Minehead and Skegness) during peak seasons.
Butlins know how important family holidays are and can help you make the most of yours. That means giving you a break that's filled with everything from West End quality entertainment to sports, swimming pools and activities that are great for the whole family - you can do as much or as little as you like.
Butlins have been delighting guests with great family holiday and summer holidays for over 70 years. You'll find them located on some of the UK's most glorious coastline.
We'll l even take you straight to the door, so why not just sit back, relax and arrive refreshed and ready to enjoy your holiday.
All direct services to Butlins are seasonal between 15 April and 1 November. Please check your preferred resort below for more details on pick-up points and travel dates.
Easter Rail Disruption
Rail disruption could grind your plans to a halt this Easter. Some trains won't be running - and the ones that are will likely be crammed. National Express can help get your plans back on track. Our coaches are direct, comfortable, and you're guaranteed a seat with room for your luggage. Plus, we travel direct so there's no need to worry about changing trains, missing your connection, or carting your luggage from one platform to the next.
Due to engineering work taking place between 3rd and 6th April: • All rail services between Haynes and Harlington and Maidenhead will suffer disruption • Rail services between Didcot and Reading will suffer disruption, with a rail replacement bus service in place • Rail services between Didcot and Southampton (including Reading and Winchester) will suffer disruption on Sunday 5th April, with a rail replacement bus service in place • Due to engineering work at Watford Junction, there will be no trains running south of Watford from 12:00 on Saturday 4th April until 16:00 on Sunday 5th April, closing all lines. Affected routes to and from London include Glasgow, Preston, Liverpool, Manchester & Birmingham. • National Express services will be available all weekend - avoid further disruption and crowded platforms by booking your travel now with us 12th April rail disruption • Due to work on the Reading Redevelopment Project, no trains will run between Hayes & Harlington and Didcot Parkway via Reading on 12th April.
Europe for Less
City breaks continue to be an affordable treat with Eurolines. Treat yourself to a city break that won’t break the bank with one-way fares starting from as little as £15 to Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels. With great value fares, comfortable coaches, two medium suitcases free luggage and free Wi-Fi on selected services, all that’s left for you to do is sit back and relax. Start planning your trip today!
Coaches to Paris from just £15 one-way. More details below: Subject to availability - Available online only - Must be booked at least 14 days in advance. - Available for travel up to 30 June - Includes a £5 booking fee per person - Offer not available with any other discount, including Group discounts - Your ticket is non-refundable, non-amendable but can be upgraded - Your ticket must be presented when travelling
Coaches to Amsterdam from just £15 one-way. More details below:
- Subject to availability - Available online only - Must be booked at least 7 days in advance. - Available for travel up to 30 June - Includes a £5 booking fee per person - Offer not available with any other discount, including Group discounts - Your ticket is non-refundable, non-amendable but can be upgraded - Your ticket must be presented when travelling
Coaches are also available to Brussels for just £15 one-way. More details below:
Subject to availability - Available online only - Must be booked at least 7 days in advance. - Available for travel up to 30 June - Includes a £5 booking fee per person - Offer not available with any other discount, including Group discounts - Your ticket is non-refundable, non-amendable but can be upgraded - Your ticket must be presented when travelling
Coaches to Belfast from just £42 one-way. More details below:
- Must be booked at least 7 days in advance. - Includes a £5 booking fee per person - Offer not available with any other discount, including Group discounts - Your ticket is non-refundable, non-amendable - Your ticket must be presented when travelling
Coaches to Dublin from just £34 one-way. More details below:
- Must be booked at least 10 days in advance. - Includes a £5 booking fee per person Fares are available for travel up to 30th June 2015 - Your ticket is non-refundable, non-amendable but can be upgraded - Your ticket must be presented when travelling
V Festival 21 - 24 August 2015
Weston Park, Stratford Hylands Park, Chelmsford
Book coach travel and admission to V Festival 2015 V Festival is back: bigger, better and louder than before! As the Official Coach Travel Partner of V Festival, we're offering hassle-free coach travel right to the festival gates from a choice of more than 70 key locations across the country. This year's line-up includes Calvin Harris, Kasabian, Paloma Faith, Tom Jones, Ellie Goulding - and a ruck of stages and tents featuring the very best in comedy, art and music from around the world.
Fusion Festival - 28, 29 and 30 August
Book coach travel to Fusion Festival 2015 now! 28, 29 and 30 August, Cofton Park, Birmingham
Cofton Park in Birmingham will burst into life with an eclectic array of music acts this August, when the Fusion Festival returns. Thousands are expected to soak in the unique atmosphere of this weekend of pop, which also features a full fairground and dozens of interactive acts. Secure your place at the Midland's premier pop party... • Official and exclusive travel partner for Fusion Festival 2015. • Travel from as early as 8.50am, arrival at the festival at 11.30am • Prices start at just £20 return fare • Travel packages start from just £74.45 • Weekend packages from just £147.95 • Book coach only travel from a choice of 18 locations via the Journey Planner • Remember - have your ticket handy when you board the coach
FA Cup Semi Final
Transfer from Birmingham or Reading to Wembley Stadium Taking a trip to see Aston Villa or Reading in the FA Cup Semi Finals at Wembley Stadium? Then let us take the stress and hassle out of driving and parking at the game. Take the coach direct from Birmingham and Reading to the gates of Wembley Stadium for all the action.
• Official coach travel to FA Cup Semi Final at Wembley Stadium • Coach travel direct from Birmingham Coach Station and Reading • Up to 30% off standard event price fares • Aston Villa: Adult: £20.50, child: £12.00 • Reading: Adult: £20.00, child: £12.00 • Coach travel from Liverpool/Blackburn will also be available to book soon • Date: 18th April and 19th April 2015 • Aston Villa kick-off: 15:00 • Reading kick-off: 17:20 • All coaches will leave Wembley 45 minutes after the game has finished
We Are Fstvl
Saturday 30 May and Sunday 31 May Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster, Essex Travel direct to We Are FSTVL 2015
Join the biggest names in electronic dance alongside some of the world’s leading club brands and labels for We Are FSTVL 2015. Taking place over two days and two nights at Damyns Hall Aerodrome in Upminster, Essex, the festival will play host to over 150 artists across multiple bespoke stages. After a sell-out success in 2014, you can now book direct coach travel to We are FSTVL from 32 key locations across the UK. Book now using the journey planner on this page and make your festival journey hassle free.
High Definition Festival
Saturday 4 July and Sunday 5 July Eridge Park, Tunbridge Wells, TN3 9HS
Book coach travel direct to High Definition Festival 2015 A high-octane weekend of non-stop music from world-class DJ's awaits you at this year's High Definition Festival. Taking place over two days and two nights at Eridge Park, Tunbridge Wells, the festival will play host to multitude of artists across several stages. The festival is celebrating its 5th birthday this year, and you can now book direct coach travel to High Definition Festival 2015 from 29 key locations across the UK from just £25 return fare. Book now using the Journey Planner on this page and make your festival journey hassle free. Coach Only travel available. Travel and Admission packages coming soon.
BoomTown Fair is back for 2015 - with even more madcap streets to explore and hidden gems to discover. We're offering coach only travel to this fantastic four-day festival, which takes place in the scenic grounds of Matterley Estate near Winchester, Hampshire. The fair runs 13 - 16 August 2015, and features a wide range of stages and an eclectic array of musical acts: from ska and party bands, to cabaret, gypsy, folk, reggae, dub, bluegrass country and much more. Add cabaret, theatre and colourful characters into the mix, and you're guaranteed a weekend to remember.
• Travel from as early as 6am on Thursday 13 August 2015 • Return from as early as 10am on Monday 17 August 2015 • Prices start at just £29.50 return fare • Book coach only travel from a choice of 36 locations via the Journey Planner • Remember - have your ticket handy when you board the coach
Airport transfers from £5 Go direct. Go straight to the terminal door. From £5 one-way Getting to and from the airport needn't be a hassle - our transfer services to and from major London airports start from as little as £5 one way* (cheapest fare to Stansted and Luton Airport).
Heathrow 140 services a day, from 38 pick-up points, from £6 one-way
Gatwick 156 services a day, from 90 pick-up points, from £5 one-way
Stansted 140 services a day, from 38 pick-up points, from £5 one-way
Luton 217 services a day, from 30 pick-up points, from £5 one-way
*Book in advance. Plus £1 booking fee. Selected routes. Limited availability.
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The National Express Affiliate team