· Only national transport operator to provide services on Christmas Day
· Megabus.com services to run throughout entire festive period
· Near-normal service to operate in England and Wales on New Year’s Day as well as more than a dozen cross-border journeys
Market-leading budget coach provider megabus.com will again help keep Britain moving this Christmas by offering low-cost travel through the entire festive period.
For the third consecutive year, the budget travel operator, which offers fares from £1*, will be the only intercity bus or rail operator to run services for customers on Christmas Day, providing links to 16 destinations across the UK.
Megabus.com services will operate throughout the Christmas and New Year period, including New Year’s Day.
On Christmas Day, megabus.com passengers will be able to travel between London and Preston, Bolton, Manchester, Birmingham, Coventry, Watford Gap, Newcastle, Leeds, Woolley Edge, Sheffield, Cardiff, Newport, Bristol, Swindon and Reading.
And on New Year’s Day, megabus.com services in England and Wales will operate virtually as normal. There will also be 12 cross-border services providing links between London and Inverness, Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth, Kinross, Ferrytoll, Glasgow and Edinburgh as well as one service in each direction between Edinburgh, Glasgow, Preston, Manchester, Birmingham, Coventry and Rugby.
Also on New Year’s Day there will be three services in each direction between Edinburgh and Glasgow. Tickets for these services can only be booked through www.megabus.com
Ian Laing, megabus.com Operations Manager, said: “We began operating Christmas Day services a couple of years ago and they have proved popular with passengers visiting friends and family across the country.
“Our festive megabus.com services offer people a low-cost way to get around throughout the holidays, helping them to deliver their Christmas presents in person and make the most of the festive break.”
Stagecoach’s Oxford Tube service – which links Oxford and London and is Europe’s most frequent coach service – will also operate services throughout the festive period, including Christmas Day. For more information visit www.oxfordtube.com
And in Scotland, Scottish Citylink – a joint venture between Stagecoach and transport group ComfortDelGro – is offering late night coach services for Hogmanay party-goers, providing travel from Edinburgh to 10 locations across Scotland after the New Year celebrations in the capital have ended. For further details on the special Hogmanay services as well as Scottish Citylink services throughout the festive period visit www.citylink.co.uk
The new megabus.com overnight sleeper service, which operates between Glasgow and London, will depart for the last time before Christmas on 23 December, returning to operation on Boxing Day. At New Year the sleeper coach service will operate overnight on 30 December and then again on 2 January.
Further information on festive travel with megabus.com is available at www.megabus.com