National Express puts on 5,000 extra seats to support Rugby World Cup fans
National Express is putting rugby fans at an advantage after today (Thursday, September 17) announcing it is adding 5,000 extra seats on its national coach network to support fans travelling to attend forthcoming world cup matches.
The UK's largest coach operator is adding the extra seats - including 2,000 from London to Cardiff - after a surge in bookings from rugby fans travelling to Rugby World Cup matches.
Bookings to Cardiff have soared by more than 70 per cent year-on-year during the tournament as fans bag affordable travel to watch matches at the legendary Millennium Stadium, and the coach company also pledged to add more seats as needed to cope with demand.
In a move likely to be welcomed by fans, the national coach operator is also putting on special late night services from Cardiff to London following games with a late-night kick-off. This news will likely prove a relief to fans who may be struggling to find hotel availability to stay overnight in the city.
After games on Friday, October 2 and Saturday, October 17, National Express coaches will depart Cardiff with time factored into the departure schedule after the final whistle is blown.
Return fares on services from London to Cardiff start at £35.60. Coaches also operate directly to Twickenham, London's Victoria Coach Station, Newcastle and Leicester from towns and cities all over the UK.
For those looking to travel to matches with their friends and family, National Express is offering groups of four or more 25 per cent off the cost of their coach tickets, provided the tickets are booked three days in advance.