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Megabus Longhaul Uk, NCL-LON  
User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1005 times:

hey, has any of you travelled long distance on megabus in the UK? ITs only 2.50GBP return from NCL-LON inc. And i know I cant expect much the the cost of a cider, but is the comfort reasonable? Only pics of busses (not tht im a bus fan, !) seem to be normal cross city commuters kitted out with high backed seats. Would this be bearable for the 7hrs to London??

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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4626 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 997 times:

7hrs is longhaul? Please.... Try living in Canada  Wink Big grin

Just kidding man hehehe



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User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 985 times:

I've travelled from Sunderland to London Gatwick on National Express, which took 9 hours. I was travelling alone, and I would never do it again. I would rather spend another £66.50 and fly BA to LGW in comfort.

User currently offlineDemoose From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 978 times:

They have some services around Manchester too, see them on the M6 heading down to london, they look ok, double deck bus/coach things, certainly not tin cans on wheels. Not that different to national express except the price. For £2.50 i think thats fantastic!


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User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 963 times:

They seem to have both commuter buses with high back seats and proper double-deck coaches. I'd have thought that the less comfortable vehicles would be used on shorter runs such as LON-Brighton.

You'll never catch me on any kind of coach for 7 hours but I think the concept is superb!


User currently offlineDiesel1 From UK - Wales, joined Mar 2001, 1635 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 964 times:

Used them a couple of weeks ago from Cardiff to London and return. Chose them because a train return was £120, National Express £30 and Megabus £18.

Just like airlines they subcharter their services....

When the bus arrived at Cardiff to collect me, then I found out it was an ordinary double decker, similar to those used in London - branded as London 2012 Back the Bid - it was not a Megabus....

This meant the trip was s l o w ,aided by some traffic woes, we arrived over an hour late into London.... bus performed poorly on hills on the motorway.

Homeward bound, trip was on a Megabus. Much better timekeeping (arrived early), seemed to be faster on motorway, but comfort was not so good... a little less legroom.

At Victoria on the way back when waiting for my bus, it was clear there were other Megabus services on other carriers and not on 'intercity' type coaches.

Both trips, bus was less than half full so you had two seats to 'relax' on.

In summary... cheap, but don't rely on them for timekeeping or to be on one of their branded vehicles. A full bus would be very uncomfortable.



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User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 961 times:

yeah, im not sure! lol., k think im gonna jst get EZY! im totally skint tho! they say their busses seay up tp 96 people!! ouch!

User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 954 times:

Wow!!! Talk about cattle class, don't tell MOL otherwise he might get ideas of how to squeeze more pax onto a 737, lol.

User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 922 times:

lol,. i chickened it out! lol, im going ot Belfast on EZY! its costing me ten times as much as Megabus to london (still, just 25GBP!!) but its 40 mins, safe, clean and comfy. I love easyJet!! lOl, i was needing to go to London for interview for my m-1 training Visa for the USA, but upon booking this interview today, i was told I can use the US Consulate in Belfast, so its a heck of ot easier to jst hop over to NI for a few hours! i must admid the ideda of hours in a glorified commuter bus does not appeal to me!

User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 918 times:

I make a point of not travelling on any of Brian Souter's Stagecoach group services if there is an alternative.

User currently offlineDiesel1 From UK - Wales, joined Mar 2001, 1635 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 900 times:

WhiteHatter - I think I know some reasons why, but but perhaps you can tell everyone else why you would avoid Stagecoach....

Cheers



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User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 884 times:

i would avoid them as the owner is openly homophobic, its a disgusting. I had no idea theyre were stagecoach, and he gets away with it. Another example of britain gone mad, if he said what he said about a particuar racial group, there would be hell on. And dont anyone say 'yah, but a lot of ethnic people travel stagecoach', as us homosexuals accoutn for 10% of the population, and potentially 10% of passengers. Stagecoach were denied a travel officec in my Uni for this reason

User currently offlineDemoose From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 877 times:

Every day's a school day! Makes you wonder sometimes  Yeah sure


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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 48
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 870 times:

Hmmm, price is quite good. But it takes too long. If I had to travel from NCL to London, I'd rather get a plane or train. May not be as cheap, but its faster...

Thom@s



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