- megabus.com to provide hundreds of seats on Christmas Day
- 20 towns and cities in England and Wales served on 25 December
- Special New Year’s Eve services to run from London across the UK
- Services in mainland Europe will also run throughout festive period
Europe’s leading low-fares coach provider megabus.com plans to keep passengers connected this Christmas by running coach services throughout the festive season across the UK and mainland Europe.
The company – part of Perth-based transport group Stagecoach - will run its services during the whole festive period, helping people travel across the country to enjoy seasonal festivities.
megabus.com will again run services on Christmas Day this year, serving 20 locations across England and Wales including London, Milton Keynes, Rugby, Coventry, Birmingham, Leicester, Loughborough, Derby, Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool, Huddersfield, Leeds, Bradford, York, Cardiff, Newport, Bristol, Swindon and Cwmbran.
On all other days throughout Christmas and New Year, including New Year’s Day, megabus.com will operate a near-normal service on most routes across the UK.
The company’s services within mainland Europe – which cover around 50 destinations - will also operate throughout the whole Christmas and New Year period.
On New Year’s Eve, megabus.com will operate special services departing London after the New Year celebrations which will provide links to Norwich, Sheffield, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Newquay, Redruth, Manchester, Coventry, Birmingham, Cardiff, Swansea, Milton Keynes, Rugby, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham, Sheffield, Leeds, Middlesbrough and Sunderland.
Cross-channel services between the UK and mainland Europe will also run throughout the festive season, with some timetable alterations to apply on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
megabusGold.com overnight sleepercoach services will also continue to run throughout the festive season including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years' Eve and New Years' Day, although a slightly reduced service will run on those days.
All passengers using megabus.com services during the festive period are advised to double check the times of their specific journeys as there may be slight changes to some routes or timetables compared to other times of the year.
Edward Hodgson, Managing Director of megabus.com, said: “Christmas and New Year can be a busy and costly time of year for many people. We are pleased to be playing our part to helping people access good travel links and save money by offering great value coach travel throughout the festive period. We hope our services will make it easier for people to visit family and friends and to enjoy the festivities.”
megabus.com, part of Stagecoach Group in Scotland, has operated since 2003. It expanded from the UK to North America in 2006 and has served mainland Europe since 2012.
There are now almost 150 destinations on the megabus,com network in Europe, including London, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Lyon, Toulouse, Barcelona, Lille, Luxembourg, Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Rome, Milan and Naples.
megabus.com carries more than 15 million passengers a year across Europe and North America and offers French, Italian, German, English, Spanish and Dutch language websites.
For further information on megabus.com visit www.megabus.com