Adventuring with National Express until 97

09 December 2022 4:00 PM

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Chris Hardy, Managing Director of National Express Coach with prize winner, Tom Humphries

The winner of a ‘money can’t buy prize’ is looking forward to free adventures with National Express to the age of 97, after winning a 50 year travel pass.

Tom Humphries from Rickinghall, who won the top prize in the coach company's 50 day giveaway, has decided to use the pass in a mission to travel on every National Express route.

“I am so grateful to National Express for this incredible prize and am very excited about the prospect of exploring cities and towns in the UK I’ve never been to before.”

The UK’s largest coach operator gave away a surprise prize every day for 50 days, including the 50 year pass for travel across its UK-wide network, as part of its celebration of 50 years on the road.

Tom has spent the last 12 years travelling from London up to Scotland to see his girlfriend and will now be able to take the journey for free with National Express: “I have very fond memories of travelling on the double decker National Express Rapide from London to Bristol to visit my nanna, dreaming of getting the top deck front seat as it was always a great view. Now I can continue limitless National Express adventures until I’m 97 years old!

“Thank you again to National Express and happy 50th anniversary.”

Chris Hardy, Managing Director of National Express UK Coach: “Free travel is always a fantastic prize but even more so now with the cost of living rising.

“We are thrilled to hear that the pass will go to such great use and help connect Tom with friends and family as well as the opportunity to visit new destinations across the whole of the UK. We wish him many happy adventures!”

National Express operates high-frequency scheduled services connecting hundreds of destinations across the UK on the newest and greenest coach fleet, producing an average 21.7 grams of greenhouse gas emission per passenger km, lower than both rail and car.

Customers can expect a safe and comfortable experience on board, with leather reclining seats, free wi-fi, air conditioning, USB power sockets and a generous luggage allowance of up to 20kg. To plan your journey and book tickets see

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