Cheap Travel Routes Around The UK

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If you’re looking to travel around the UK, using the trains can get expensive. Luckily, there are alternatives, in the form of long distance coaches. For half or sometimes a quarter of the price of a train fare, you can travel between major cities. The only downside is that going by coach is slower, and can sometimes involve leaving or arriving at unsociable hours. If you’re interested in using these coaches, here are three long distance journeys worth checking out.

Bristol to Glasgow

Travel from the southwest of England to the southwest of Scotland, all without any changes. This journey, available through companies such as Flixbus and Megabus, can take up to 13 hours, so bring plenty of snacks and entertainment. The coach seats are comfortable enough, but it’s unlikely that you’ll get a full night’s rest on board, so plan your departure and arrival times carefully.

London To Manchester

You can get coaches from pretty much any UK city to the capital, and many coaches depart from London for other major cities each day. London to Manchester via train can be expensive, crowded and noisy. The journey via coach can take five hours, but there is no need to change and the price will be at least a third cheaper than the train.

Brighton to Birmingham

Travel between these major cities with ease via Flixbus, Megabus, or the National Express. Tickets can cost from as little as $20, making the coach an easy and affordable way to see the UK.