Discover Hull with megabus
Hull: top 3 things to do
1. Go into The Deep
Within the spectacular glass and aluminium building overlooking the Humber Estuary, you’ll find The Deep. This world-class aquarium is home to around 3,500 sea-dwelling creatures, including loggerhead sea turtles and stingrays. Watch divers hand-feed the sharks and visit the penguins in the Kingdom of Ice.
2. Visit the Ferens Art Gallery
Masterpieces by Hockney, Blake and Spencer are just some of the works you can ogle at the Ferens Art Gallery. Make the most of your visit with a guided tour around the exhibitions, before relaxing with a cuppa and some cake in the onsite café. The gallery is in the Museum Quarter in the city centre, and it’s free to get in.
3. Explore the Fruit Market
With art galleries rubbing shoulders with pop-up markets, and traditional pubs mixing with trendy restaurants, Hull is rightly proud of its vibrant cultural quarter. The Fruit Market will play an integral role in Hull’s City of Culture celebrations, with festivals, comedy acts and live music performances. Find it by the waterfront on Humber Street.
Hull: getting around
Your journey to Hull with megabus couldn’t be easier. While you’re on the road, you’ll enjoy free WiFi to keep you connected, as well as a 20kg luggage allowance. To find out more about what you can expect from your coach journey, check out our onboard facilities page.
Your megabus will drop you right in the heart of Hull, so you can start exploring straight away. If you’re heading off on foot, you’ll find it’s a really walkable city, with most shops, museums and restaurants no more than a 15-minute walk away. Or if you’d rather jump on a bus, regular EYMS bus services have you covered. Heading to the University of Hull? Hop on the 105 and you’ll be there in 20 minutes.
If you’re keen to explore the surrounding area, you can reach the seaside town of Scarborough and the North York Moors in around 1.5 hours by train. You can also get to the historic city of York in less than an hour from the main station, Hull Paragon Interchange.
Hull: best for shopping
Princes Quay Shopping Centre is where serious shoppers head first. This ultra-modern mall sits on stilts above the Princes Docks and has a line-up of over 80 high street names. You’ll also find a multi-screen cinema, heaps of restaurants and a bowling alley, for when you’re all shopped out.
St Stephen’s, right in the city centre, is a good bet if you’re after the likes of H&M and Zara. Also in the city centre is Prospect Shopping Centre, which features staples like Boots and WHSmith. The Victorian Hepworth Arcade, with its elegant glass roof, is worth a visit for local favourites, Dinsdale’s joke shop and Fanthorpe’s electrical store.
Hull for free: our top 3
1. Step back in time at the Streetlife Museum of Transport
Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells from a bygone era at the Streetlife Museum of Transport. You’ll also find a selection of historic vehicles on show including stagecoaches, trams and penny-farthings. Afterwards, take a stroll around the cobbled streets of the quaint Old Town and grab a pint in one of its old-school pubs.
2. Relax in East Park
Within East Park’s 120 acres you’ll encounter an aviary, a boating lake complete with pedalos, and an animal enclosure with deer, wallabies and peacocks. This expansive green space is a pocket of peace and tranquillity within the bustling city.
3. Walk over the Humber Bridge
Opened in 1981 by Queen Elizabeth II, the imposing Humber Bridge has become an iconic symbol of the regenerated city. Get a feel for the scale of the structure by walking along the footpath from the Tourist Information Centre at its north end. From here you’ll spy passing ships and birds galore from your viewpoint 30 metres above water.
Ready to book your megabus to Hull? Use the journey planner at the top to find cheap coach tickets.