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National Express Easter travel update
03 Apr 2012

As Britain's only nationwide travel operator, National Express has today revealed when and where people will be travelling to this Easter.

Great British Getaway by coach:

  • 5 April will be busiest travel day
  • London, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and Leeds are the most popular destinations
  • Wednesday 4 April most popular date for travelling to the airport
  • Seaside proves a big draw for Londoners as top destinations for Easter period are Bournemouth and Bristol

National Express has today reported that Thursday 5 April will be the busiest day for coach travel this Easter.  The UK's largest coach operator has analysed services across the UK to report on the top destinations and key trends for Easter travel.

Extra coaches are being added to the network everyday to cope with demand for affordable travel in light of engineering works across the train network. More than 7,000 extra coach seats (over 100 coaches) have already been laid on across Britain in response to increased demand with the most popular destinations nationwide being London, Birmingham and Bristol.  

The busiest day for people travelling to UK airports is Wednesday 5 April - around 5,000 people will travel direct to terminals across Britain on this day alone with National Express. The company recently extended the terms of it's Senior Coachcard to allow over 60's and disabled passengers to claim a third off airport travel and has since seen a 62% increase in the sale of cards in the run to the Easter holidays.

Andrew Cleaves, Managing Director, National Express coach comments: "Easter is one of the busiest travel periods for National Express and we've added over 7,000 additional seats on popular routes to ensure customers can still afford to visit friends and family in Britain or enjoy a last minute getaway from the airport."

"Throughout the Easter period our 24 hour control centre will work closely with the Highways Agency to keep our coaches moving on Britain's busy roads."

To find more information visit www.nationalexpress.com and enter in the journey details to find the Easter timetable or call the National Express call centre 24/7 on 08717 818181