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MEGABUS.COM LAUNCHES EUROPEAN WEBSITES TO PROMOTE CROSS-CHANNEL COACH SERVICES

 
 

01 Nov 2012

  • New French and Dutch language websites trade in Euros
  • Low-cost Europe services proving popular

Market leading budget coach provider megabus.com has launched new European websites to make it easier for people to book its cross-Channel services.

European passengers who visit www.megabus.com can now access new French and Dutch language websites as well as the original English language sites.

The new European websites also trade in Euros, making it even easier for passengers from across the Channel to grab a bargain coach ticket.

Perth-based Stagecoach Group launched a new network of low-cost coach services from the UK to Continental Europe in April this year, running daytime and overnight coach services between its main hub in London and destinations in France, Belgium and the Netherlands and offering seats from just £1 or €11.

Passengers can travel to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Boulogne on a £2.5m fleet of state-of-the-art coaches equipped with free wi-fi and toilets. There is also a dedicated Paris-Brussels-Amsterdam service and an interchange at London Victoria Coach Station offers through services to and from locations in Scotland, England and Wales.

Until now, customers in France, Belgium and the Netherlands have been able to book tickets through a network of approved travel agents and the megabus.com Europe services have proved popular with passengers on both sides of the Channel.

General Manager of megabus.com, Ian Laing, said: "More and more people are choosing to make their cross-Channel journeys by coach and these new websites will make it even easier for our European customers to book their tickets.

"Our Europe services have wide appeal, whether its for families, students or tourists. Through megabus.com people can travel on high-quality, reliable services, while making their money go further. We look forward to attracting even more people from across Europe on to our greener, smarter coach services."

megabus.com, the award-winning budget travel operator, already covers around 60 locations in the UK and more than 90 major cities in the United States and Canada.

The low fares coach service runs in and out of the heart of major cities, avoiding extra transfers and waiting associated with air travel. Clear low-cost pricing, with no extra fees for luggage or airport taxes, contrasts with budget airlines criticised for pricey add-ons to basic fares.

megabus.com was launched in Scotland in 2003 and expanded to the United States in 2006. The popular service provides carries around 5 million passengers in the UK every year. More than 20 million customers have travelled with megabus.com in North America since the launch in April 2006 and the service has expanded rapidly over the past 12 months.

Visit www.megabus.com to book and find information about services, stops, schedules, arrival and departure times and fares.

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For media enquiries, please contact: Stagecoach Group Communications on 01738 442111 or email media@stagecoachgroup.com

1A 50p or 50c booking fee applies to all journeys. A passport, valid beyond the date of return, is required for all passengers. Customers are also required to have all relevant documentation needed to comply with customs and immigration, health and other regulations.

Stagecoach Group
Stagecoach Group is a leading international public transport group, with extensive operations in the UK, United States and Canada. The company employs 35,000 people and operates bus, coach, rail, and tram services. Visit www.stagecoach.com for more information.

megabus.com
megabus.com carries around 5 million passengers a year in the UK, covering around 60 locations. In North America, megabus.com links more than 90 cities across the United States and in Canada. Visit www.megabus.com for more information.

Details of megabus.com European services:

London-Paris/Paris-London

London09302130Paris23051045
Paris18400700London07301900

London-Brussels-Amsterdam/Amsterdam-Brussels-London

London09002130Amsterdam21300820
Brussels18100610Brussels00301130
Amsterdam20500850London07301900

Paris-Brussels-Amsterdam

Paris2330-1100-
Brussels0400061015351810
Amsterdam0640085018102050

Amsterdam-Brussels-Paris

Amsterdam0820110021302300
Brussels1130135000300200
Paris-1810-0620

Pick-up and departure points for new megabus.com services in Europe

  • Amsterdam - Zeeburg park and ride coach park at Zuiderzeeweg.
  • Boulogne - Gare de Maritime, Place de la Republique, near the town centre.
  • Brussels - Rue du Cardinal Mercier by the central train station.
  • Paris - Porte Maillot coach park, next to Palais de Congres de Paris.

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