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Megabus pointer........
Megabus pointer........

Megabus pointer........

You only used to be able to book 6 weeks in advance for travel....... - however now it appears to let you book 5 months in advance.... Great if you have got a date in the future you want to book....

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It lets you search but doesn't always have the tickets available

Has anyone used this company? I have never heard of it! The prices look great though.

Original Poster

yep used them... great value for money...

Original Poster

some of busses are old service busses - but you cannot grumble for that price...

Predikuesi

Has anyone used this company? I have never heard of it! The prices look … Has anyone used this company? I have never heard of it! The prices look great though.



Saved a fortune with Megabus £1 (+ 50p for booking) from Scot to London :thumbsup:

edi

Saved a fortune with Megabus £1 (+ 50p for booking) from Scot to … Saved a fortune with Megabus £1 (+ 50p for booking) from Scot to London :thumbsup:



Seems great. Unfortunately they only operate to London and Stoke-on-Trent for me (Liverpool). I'll keep an eye on this company as I use National Express quite a lot.

if you book in advance you should be able to get 'funfare' prices for as little as a pound with National Express on most of their routes. (just another tip for you) :whistling:

Original Poster

I looked at that option - however couldnt find any funfares after 6 weeks time... could only book next six weeks....

laltufan

I looked at that option - however couldnt find any funfares after 6 weeks … I looked at that option - however couldnt find any funfares after 6 weeks time... could only book next six weeks....



i never knew this as its probably about 5-6 weeks in advance that i probably book. i use National Express tho as it actually goes to Birmingham coach station, i looked once at megabus but i didnt know the place it would have droped me off at.

Funfares from national express always work out cheaper for me whenever i book nowadays, plus they dont charge the 50p booking fee that you have to pay with megabus.

It's the economy branch of Arriva I think... A bit like Tesco Value ;-) I used it to go to Oxford and they actually "upgraded" me to the Oxford Tube, from the same company ;-)))))

siliconbits

It's the economy branch of Arriva I think... A bit like Tesco Value ;-) I … It's the economy branch of Arriva I think... A bit like Tesco Value ;-) I used it to go to Oxford and they actually "upgraded" me to the Oxford Tube, from the same company ;-)))))



If you're talking about megabus, then no. Megabus were setup to rival National Express, and to try and offer lower fares. They are part of the Stagecoach Group, and the Older buses that they use are from Hong Kong - Tri Axle double deckers that were part of Stagecoach Hong Kong's operations.

And The Oxford Tube is operated by Stagecoach (I Think), so that's why you will have gone on them.

never used them before...

they quoted me £36 in total for 2 adults going from Manchester to London and back again next week.

Ryanair will fly us both there and back for £40 including all taxes and charges...

...either Megabus isn't such a good deal for my trip or ryanair are upto something

Since when do ryanair fly from London - Manchester?

emasu

Since when do ryanair fly from London - Manchester?



sorry, meant blackpool!
it's coz i'll be travelling from Blackpool but I live in Mcr...my brain can only do one thing at once...typing and thinking classes as two.

arcsbite

sorry, meant blackpool!it's coz i'll be travelling from Blackpool but I … sorry, meant blackpool!it's coz i'll be travelling from Blackpool but I live in Mcr...my brain can only do one thing at once...typing and thinking classes as two.




lol.... I love Blackpool Airport, there's just something about staying in the Premier Travel Inn and waking up in the morning to the smell of Jet Fuel, and then having dinner in the 2 for 1 next door :-D

i've used this company a few times and have been impressed with their service thus far. has not been delayed a single time. latest trip was from london to scotland and it only cost me 1.5 quid! bargain! spent the night sleeping on the bus and arrived in the morning. there's also another train company called Megatrain - [url]www.megatrain.com[/url] with cheap train fares as well. a friend of mine went to portsmouth and back for 2.5 quid! :-)

emasu

If you're talking about megabus, then no. Megabus were setup to rival … If you're talking about megabus, then no. Megabus were setup to rival National Express, and to try and offer lower fares. They are part of the Stagecoach Group, and the Older buses that they use are from Hong Kong - Tri Axle double deckers that were part of Stagecoach Hong Kong's operations. :)And The Oxford Tube is operated by Stagecoach (I Think), so that's why you will have gone on them.



Yup, Megabus is part of Stagecoach, which is why they go through Perth :).

My boyfriend and his sister (from Perth, living in Edinburgh and Aberdeen) have been using them for the last 4 or 5 years to travel home with no problems. The only time I've ever heard my boyfriend complain was when the Forth Road Bridge was shut, and the driver waited for an hour hoping it would open, before taking a detour through Stirling.

Yep used Megabus several times. In my experience they tend to be slow double decker buses but get you there :P
Sometimes you get the newer buses, if your lucky.

You need to book at least a few weeks in advance to get the stupidly cheap prices.

Megabus are amazing! I've used them via the Oxford Tube all the time, saved a bundle.

Hi all,
I'm looking for myself and wife to travel from south wales to Liverpool towards the end of may, anyone know of any good deals I would truly appreciate it

Original Poster

bump.... just a reminder...

They also do MEGA trains to some parts of the country.
It gives you the option to travel by bus or trains,in the drop down menu.:thumbsup:

Glasgow to Manchester by mega train £20 return & 50p admin fee.

31/08/2007 to 02/09/2007 I tried these dates :thumbsup:

http://www.megabus.com/uk/assets/train.gif
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Depart Manchester Piccadilly 05:10

Arrive Glasgow Central 09:02

1 seat = £1.00 :w00t:

Found some single tickets in September for train for a £1.00 & 50p admin fee....:thumbsup:

Original Poster

Just come back from London on this.... 5 peole - a grand total of £15.50 (Bank holiday weekend.....) Great price - great service....

Great if you happen to live near one of the (fairly limited) locations they serve, but not much good if you don't... shame really!
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