Megabus to Paris,Amsterdam,Brussels or Boulonge for £1
3128°Expired

Megabus to Paris,Amsterdam,Brussels or Boulonge for £1

259
Found 8th Mar 2012
Megabus to Paris,Amsterdam ,Brussels or Boulonge for £1 each way.
Just checked,and there are fares to all destinations for a pound from mid April to mid May.
Yes,I know it can be a lovely experience but Amsterdam for £2.50 return(including booking fee) gets the thumbs up here.

259 Comments

It's got to be worth heat just for the picture

pound for a travel! why not..need time to file a holiday..heat added!

Brilliant price. 2 Seats return to Paris £4, now just to find cheap accommodation.

Departs 09:00 London, Victoria Coach Station

Arrives 18:40 Paris, Porte Maillot Coach park

or


Departs 09:00 London, Victoria Coach Station

Arrives 18:10 Brussels, Rue du Cardinal Mercier Coach Stand

or

Departs 09:00 London, Victoria Coach Station

Arrives 20:50 Amsterdam, Zeeburg P&R coach park at Zuiderzeeweg


Keep your money in your pockets!!!!!
Edited by: "Cauterise" 8th Mar 2012

great price, dont think i could sit on a coach for that long though, a couple of hours is enough for me, but have lots of heat this is a hot deal

Cauterise

Departs 09:00 London, Victoria Coach StationArrives 18:40 Paris, Porte … Departs 09:00 London, Victoria Coach StationArrives 18:40 Paris, Porte Maillot Coach parkKeep your money in your pockets!!!!!



Takes 8 hours but who cares, for a pound its a bargain.

Original Poster

emiratesstadium

Takes 8 hours but who cares, for a pound its a bargain.


You get a break on the Dover-Calais ferry to stretch your legs.
Have done London to Edinburgh with them which takes about the same time.
You just have to board the coach with the right mindset.
Edited by: "duke" 8th Mar 2012

Heat fro the picture!!!!

have some heat have done 12 hours on a coach bangkok to chaing mai so am sure i can do 8 to paris

Just because it's a £1 doesn't make it good a good deal yes a good days journey err no!
Brings back memories of Perth to Sydney when backpacking. No low cost airlines back then! Never want to sit on a bus since!

Great find.. heat added..

heat for the hot coach

Getting to airport - waiting at airport - flying - getting from airport.... not much change from 8 hours, and not much change from £50 even at bargain prices.

2 hours on the ferry and remember arrival times are in local time so thats another hour you dont spend on the coach.

picture really makes me want to do this, would get loads of monies compo if that happened

emiratesstadium

Brilliant price. 2 Seats return to Paris £4, now just to find cheap … Brilliant price. 2 Seats return to Paris £4, now just to find cheap accommodation.



Etap hotel port Bercy ,39 euros,sleeps 3 bath,bog and TV.Near Metro but not central
etaphotel.com/gb/…tml

ted_ba

Getting to airport - waiting at airport - flying - getting from … Getting to airport - waiting at airport - flying - getting from airport.... not much change from 8 hours, and not much change from £50 even at bargain prices.


I count 4 hours change from flying to Paris, and thats with being there 2 hours before boarding.

sagman76

Just because it's a £1 doesn't make it good a good deal yes a good days … Just because it's a £1 doesn't make it good a good deal yes a good days journey err no! Brings back memories of Perth to Sydney when backpacking. No low cost airlines back then! Never want to sit on a bus since!



Yes it does... How could a £2.50 return ticket to Europe possibly be a bad deal? It may not be a deal you like, but it doesn't stop it being good.

While I don't blame you for a second for preferring to spend more to travel via different means, many people are perfectly happy to travel via bus like this, and it can't possibly be as bad as the Greyhound was from Washington DC to Montreal (and Melbourne to Cairns wasn't the most comfortable trip in the world either!).

well worth the £1 trip many may just want to get home or visit friends/ relatives who have the time but not the money.

Excellent deal. Hope they get more destinations on their list!

Bargain! Shame I need a passport first

mad how it costs me more to hop on a bus to the bottom of my road than it would to go to Paris/Amsterdam/Brussels/Boulonge!!!

Can't see Paris anywhere, am I doing anything wrong?

Cheapest i can get is £10 from london to Dam. I am missing something please help

madcap

mad how it costs me more to hop on a bus to the bottom of my road than it … mad how it costs me more to hop on a bus to the bottom of my road than it would to go to Paris/Amsterdam/Brussels/Boulonge!!!



Megabus is a Stagecoach company.Chances are your local bus is stagecoach & they use excessive charges for locals services to subsidise these long distance routes.So much for competition

sagman76

Just because it's a £1 doesn't make it good a good deal yes a good days … Just because it's a £1 doesn't make it good a good deal yes a good days journey err no! Brings back memories of Perth to Sydney when backpacking. No low cost airlines back then! Never want to sit on a bus since!



Actually it is a hot deal because it's a pound, you can't do one stop on the local bus for a pound anymore.

Ah, I can't just go from Portsmouth to Paris. ****

Can you imagine the coach to Amsterdam. I'd rather die. In fact you likely will while on board.

Ok got it now thanks

don't be so over dramatic.
it's only 12 hours or so on a relatively comfortable bus, if you can't manage that either don't go or fly!

I've taken 30+ hour journeys in India with relatively little discomfort

Original Poster

akkennan

Cheapest i can get is £10 from london to Dam. I am missing something … Cheapest i can get is £10 from london to Dam. I am missing something please help


Most coaches have 2 seats at a pound each,then the price creeps up.Chances are seats are getting snapped up.Plenty of £1 fares found when I posted.

whitbyfish

Megabus is a Stagecoach company.Chances are your local bus is stagecoach … Megabus is a Stagecoach company.Chances are your local bus is stagecoach & they use excessive charges for locals services to subsidise these long distance routes.So much for competition



No they don't... These long-distance operations are self-subsidising (why on earth would they bother running a loss-making business? - it's not even brand awareness, virtually no-one knows that Stagecoach run Megabus). The first 6 seats are generally £1, then the next seats are at increasingly higher prices so some of the people will be paying normal coach prices.

So it's co-incidence that the major players in long distance need cash cow local services to stabilise their balance sheets.
If someone gave you £1m on the proviso that you used it to build a bus company which would you rather run (1)a selection of local routes where there is no competition,you can run the route 10 times a day on one bus,charge £3 for a mile and most of your passengers (pensioners) you get a block grant for.oh and yes if its a weekend you can demand a council subsisidy.(2) A long distance route with 2 rotations a day,needing 2 drivers,big fuel,ferry fees,toll roads,bogs and cut-throat competition with no government support?

Whereabouts can you leave from to get to Paris? Searched Glasgow, all Edinburgh locations and a few random ones but not appearing anywhere.

cowsmoooo

don't be so over dramatic.it's only 12 hours or so on a relatively … don't be so over dramatic.it's only 12 hours or so on a relatively comfortable bus, if you can't manage that either don't go or fly!I've taken 30+ hour journeys in India with relatively little discomfort



I'm not speaking in reference to the length of the journey, more the other passengers. Travel on one of these in the UK is an eye opener.

whitbyfish

So it's co-incidence that the major players in long distance need cash … So it's co-incidence that the major players in long distance need cash cow local services to stabilise their balance sheets.If someone gave you £1m on the proviso that you used it to build a bus company which would you rather run (1)a selection of local routes where there is no competition,you can run the route 10 times a day on one bus,charge £3 for a mile and most of your passengers (pensioners) you get a block grant for.oh and yes if its a weekend you can demand a council subsisidy.(2) A long distance route with 2 rotations a day,needing 2 drivers,big fuel,ferry fees,toll roads,bogs and cut-throat competition with no government support?



Yes it's coincidence. I really don't understand your point? What POSSIBLE reason could Stagecoach have for running a long distance service at a loss, subsidised by local services - the CEO would have to be an utter moron. Logic would say you ONLY run the local services...

And how would you explain National Express under that ridiculous hypothesis? A profitable long-distance coach company with zero local bus routes...
Edited by: "callum9999" 8th Mar 2012

My bus to town is £1.50, bargain

Original Poster

jk12324

Whereabouts can you leave from to get to Paris? Searched Glasgow, all … Whereabouts can you leave from to get to Paris? Searched Glasgow, all Edinburgh locations and a few random ones but not appearing anywhere.


London,Coventry and Birmingham.

Time costs me more I think. I'll get the plane.. heat added anyway, can see it being really good for some.

anteater_sa

Actually it is a hot deal because it's a pound, you can't do one stop on … Actually it is a hot deal because it's a pound, you can't do one stop on the local bus for a pound anymore.



Sorry stupid iphone. I agree it is a good deal a bargain but not a nice or good journey is what i was trying to convey. Voted hot just not for me as it brings other memories of school trips when guaranteed one kid would always puke near the back and it rolled under your seats towards the fornt and the whole bus stank of puke. I remember this on at least two trips! Actually I like the bus to the airport to fly...

crap deal, only Eurostar.
Edited by: "Rudess" 8th Mar 2012
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text