Coach travel proves popular for Easter break
National Express coaches is preparing for one of their busiest periods of the year as coach passengers increase for the Easter holidays. There are still many seats left on key services for people deciding to take a last minute break.
The most popular destinations for people escaping London are Weston-Super-Mare and Bristol; Brighton; Bournemouth and Birmingham (based on 2009 passenger numbers). Also, coaches from London to Manchester and Liverpool are proving popular due to Easter rail engineering works to the cities.
People intending to travel over Easter should think about the following reasons to go by coach:
- Coach reduces congestion: One mile of traffic is equivalent to one coach on the road
- Good value – even on the day: The best fares are always available the earlier you book, although on the coach, even if you book on the day, it is still excellent value
- Guaranteed seat: No need to reserve a seat, as you are guaranteed you own seat for your whole journey, there is no such thing as standing room on the coach
- No engineering works: The coach network is supported by a 24-hour control centre who monitor the roads and whenever possible divert coaches around busy traffic areas
- Cutting down on carbon: Coach travel is the most environmentally friendly public transport cleaner than the train, plane and automobile
- Room for your washing: There is plenty of luggage space on the coach. Perfect for people taking their washing home to mom.
The UK’s only nationwide coach operator runs services to 1,800 destinations throughout England, Scotland and Wales everyday, and expects passenger numbers to increase from Maundy Thursday as people across the UK travel to visit friends and family.
Notes to editors:
National Express coach services consist of:
- City to city coach network
- Cross country coach network
- Airport coach services – operating 24-hours a day from all major UK airports
- Eurolines – operating coaches to 500 European destinations
- Airlinks – contracted services for airlines and airport community in London
- Rail replacement – offering planned and emergency bus and coach services to train operating companies
- Event coach network – offering direct services to major events such as Glastonbury and Wembley