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Anyone Used National Express Coaches?  
User currently offlineBa757gla From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 760 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2520 times:

i am using them to go to london in october ( my mate dosent have the funds to fly , fair is fair) so what is the service like?

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User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2518 times:


One piece of advice, never take any journey that involves a wait at Birmingham Digbeth Bus Station.

"A wretched hive of scum and villany".

I once took the night bus from Stoke to London, never again. The coach was crowded, cramped and smelly. No chance of shut eye at all.


User currently offlineBa757gla From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2503 times:

most of there buses to london seem to be nightbuses. ill probably go on the train!

User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2501 times:

I've used the 'Airport' service between LGW and LHR - it was a night bus (0200 departure from LGW!). It was comfy enough for the short journey, though much longer and it would have become cramped as there is very little legroom.

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User currently offline808TWA From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 701 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2485 times:

I took the Glasgow-Blackpool-Glasgow service with a change in Preston last year. It wasn't too bad on the outbound as it wasn't so busy, the return however was crowded and much less pleasant.....It was a learning experience and not sure if I'd do it again.

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User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2408 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2468 times:

I've used it many times and it's horrible!

The change of bus at Digbeth at 2am is the worst! Why doesn't Virgin start a night train??

User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2455 times:

Quoting BigOrange (Reply 5):
Why doesn't Virgin start a night train

First ScotRail operate overnight sleeper services between GLA/EDI/ABZ/INV/Fort William and London Euston offering both seated and sleeper berth accommodation.

User currently offlineJush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1638 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2437 times:

Anyway I dit a London Stansted - Taunton tour which was horrible. Little to none legroom for someone who is 6'4" and the toilet...
It was cramped and smelly.... Never used them again. First on this route is much better although they are crap as well on most routes

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User currently offlinePhaeton From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 406 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2428 times:

I took a National Express bus from London to Bath and back twice and must say that I wasn't impressed by them. For a guy of my size (186cm / 6'1) it got a little cramped after a while. The buses are also quite reliant on traffic and can therefore also be delayed quite a bit. One thing's for sure, you can't beat them on price.

"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.", Winston Churchill
User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2423 times:

I've been on these coaches too many times, they're fine but their drivers are mostly miserable as f%*k!  Smile

Justin Big grin

User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1760 posts, RR: 28
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2416 times:

Quoting Ba757gla (Thread starter):
so what is the service like?

I can't really say there is any service on the coach. You get on the coach, the drivers take a couple of stops at service stations, they drop you off. That's it really. I've taken the coach to LGW 8 years ago, and it took 9 hours, and I vowed I would never do it again. But I got the coach to the South Coast last December, changing in London, and it took about 12 hours. It wasn't too bad, but would have preferred to fly.

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