ba757gla
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Anyone Used National Express Coaches?

Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:06 pm

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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RE: Anyone Used National Express Coaches?

Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:12 pm

Pah!

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.

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ba757gla
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RE: Anyone Used National Express Coaches?

Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:33 pm

most of there buses to london seem to be nightbuses. ill probably go on the train!
 
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RE: Anyone Used National Express Coaches?

Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:38 pm

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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RE: Anyone Used National Express Coaches?

Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:02 pm

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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RE: Anyone Used National Express Coaches?

Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:25 am

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??
 
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RE: Anyone Used National Express Coaches?

Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:57 am

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.
 
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RE: Anyone Used National Express Coaches?

Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:37 am

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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RE: Anyone Used National Express Coaches?

Wed Aug 30, 2006 2:32 am

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.
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RE: Anyone Used National Express Coaches?

Wed Aug 30, 2006 2:56 am

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

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RE: Anyone Used National Express Coaches?

Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:23 am

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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