National Express - August Newsletter

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Dear Affiliates,

Please find below the latest offers and service updates from National Express this August.


1000s of fares from £5
New commission groups
Flexi Fares and benefits
Eurolines Prices
Upcoming events
Event Ticket Allocation
Rail Disruption
Get in touch with us!

1000s of fares from £5
We're committed to always finding you the lowest fares possible to where you want to go. We've decided to make this as simple and easy as possible with our Low Fare Finder, which displays all of our FunFare tickets - our lowest fares are only available online. 

FunFare tickets are available to book in advance to hundreds of towns, cities and airports across the UK. We also offer great-value coach travel to Europe with our sister company Eurolines.

These bargain fares are limited online exclusives, so if you see a fare you like the look of, then book it straight away because once they're gone, they're gone.

Hurry – when they’re gone, they’re gone.


New Commission Groups now including Coachcards

The new commission group structure has been a great success so far, aiming to help you to promote and push each route more effectively. Don’t forget that you can get a higher commission rate of 7.5% on all coachcard sales too.

Should you need anything from us to help with these promotions do feel free to get in touch with us directly.

Commission Groups Outlined:

Be Flexible with Flexi Fares

We know things don’t always go to plan, so to give you the extra piece of mind why not use our new Flexible Add On to give you a stress-free airport journey.

Our flexible fare journey means you can be completely flexible with which coach you get on to and from the airport. It allows you to get on any available coach 12 hours before or 12 hours after your original coach departure time. You can also amend your ticket free of charge to a new departure date. So if your flight is delayed, then there’s no need to panic, you can just hop on the next available coach. It also entitles you to refund your ticket free of charge up to 24 hours before departure.

For just £5 per person each way, you can enjoy the extra peace of mind and just sit back and enjoy the journey.

Simply add a flexible fare to your ticket during the booking process.

Europe for Less

City breaks continue to be an affordable treat with National Express Treat yourself to a summer city break that won’t break the bank with one-way fares starting from as little as £24 one-way to Paris or Amsterdam, or head off to Brussels from just £19.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!

- Subject to availability
- Bookings must be made at least 7 days in advance of travel
- Available online only
- Booking from 28 June – 17 August 2014
- Travel period 5 July - 20 August 2014
- Fares include a £4 booking fee per person
- Your ticket must be presented when travelling
- Offer not available with any other discount, including Group discounts
- Tickets are non-refundable and non-amendable but can be upgraded
- Eurolines General Conditions of Carriage apply - Full details available here.





Coaches are also available to Brussels for just £19 one-way. More details below:

- Bookable online only
- £19 includes booking fee
- Subject to availability
- Available online only
- Bookable up to 10 days in advance
- Booking from 2nd July – 31 August 2014
- Travel period 12 July – 31 August 2014
- 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
- Eurolines General Conditions of Carriage apply



Upcoming Events

V Festival

Hylands Park and Weston Park 16 - 17 August 2014

As the Official Coach Travel partner of V Festival, we are pleased to sell travel and ticket packages to this year's festival. Take the stress and hassle out of driving and get the coach right to the festival gates from a choice of 76 UK locations.
Headlining this year's event are Justin Timberlake and The Killers, plus you will also get the chance to see Ed Sheeran, Rudimental, Chase & Status plus loads more across the weekend.

Book your festival ticket and travel online now!

  • Official Coach Travel Partner of V Festival
  • Event dates: 16 - 17 August 2014
  • Travel dates 15 August, returning 18 August 2014
  • Coaches arrive on site on Friday and depart on Monday
  • Travel direct to Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire
  • Coach ticket and admission packages available
  • Check our FAQs online for details of admission ticket distribution.

Event tickets to be won for the best performing affiliates!

There are several fantastic event tickets up for grabs this month for the best performing affiliates across the Eurolines and National Express programmes, based on different measures.

We will be awarding the following affiliates:

Top affiliate with the highest % increase in Monthly Revenue
Top affiliate with the highest % increase in Sales

A pair of tickets to be won for the following events:

  • England v Norway on 3rd September
  • NFL Miami Dolphins v Oakland Raiders on 28th September

Rail disruptions Reminder
Before you book your train ticket look at the disruption you can expect. Change your travel plans to coach where we have direct services, offer you a guaranteed seat, all at excellent value too.

Here are a few more details of what to expect on the rail network this August between 9 and 26 August 2014, including the August Bank Holiday, the train line between Watford Junction and London Euston will be closed for West Coast Main Line engineering work.

The work will impact several train services travelling to and from London from destinations including; Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Glasgow and Coventry.

There will be disruption to rail journeys over the following dates:

  • 9 -11 August
  • 16 – 18 August
  • 23 – 26 August

First Great Western Disruption

The railway line between Didcot Parkway and Swindon will be closed to carry out essential maintenance work. This will affect routes in both directions, in some cases adding 75 minutes onto journey times with bus replacement services. Also during the works there will be fewer services than normal and trains will run on a diverted route extending journey times further.

The dates affected are:

  • 2- 3 August
  • 19 – 22 August
  • 23 - 24 August

The following routes will be affected:

  • London Paddington -Reading - Swindon - Kemble - Stroud - Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa
  • London Paddington - Reading - Bath Spa - Bristol Temple Meads
  • London Paddington - Bristol Parkway - South Wales

Switch your travel plans to coach this August. We have direct services, guaranteed seats all excellent value: We've fares bookable now from:

  • Swindon - London £9.00
  • Gloucester/ Cheltenham - London £9.00
  • Bath - London £5.00
  • Bristol - London £5.00
  • Cardiff/Swansea - London £4.99

See details of the rail disruption and coach services here

Please get in touch

Your contributions are the lifeblood of the National Express affiliate programme, therefore we value any suggestions or insights you might have. If you would like something from us, or would like to talk about exploring further opportunities, please do not hesitate to get in touch via the AWIN portal, we would love to hear from you.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any requests.

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Best regards,
The National Express Affiliate team