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megabus partners with Yellow Buses to offer new service between London and Bournemouth providing more opportunity for a great British holiday

  • Brand new seaside routes providing more opportunity for staycations
  • Thousands of seats available each week to the popular south coast
  • Tickets on sale now for travel from 21 May


As the country starts to re-open and people plan ahead for day trips and UK breaks, megabus, the UK’s leading great value intercity coach operator has joined forces with Bournemouth-based Yellow Buses to offer a new service from Bournemouth to London, via Heathrow Airport.

The new service will be operated by drivers from locally-owned Yellow Buses, and will run from Thursday to Monday every week offering five daily journeys in each direction starting from 21 May. The timetable has been created by megabus and Yellow Buses to cater for day trippers from Bournemouth to London and vice versa, and also provides a 23:30 departure from London offering a late night return for theatre goers and football supporters when people are able to return to these venues.

As with other megabus services, reserved seating will be offered as well as additional leg room seats, complimentary WiFI on board, as well as an on-board toilet.

In addition to the Bournemouth service, there will also be one journey a day between Weymouth and London. 

Mark Venables, megabus Managing Director said: "The staycation summer is fast approaching and the south coast is a firm favourite for many of us.

“We are making day trips and longer stays to visit loved ones and tourist hotspots easier than before and at the same time, creating connections between the largest cities as well as airports across England, Wales and as far as Scotland*.

“Yellow Buses are a highly respected local operator and it’s great to be able to partner with them to provide this service, as well as connecting journeys onto their local bus network to locations such as Christchurch and Wimborne”. 

"More and more people are discovering and coming back to the exceptional value and comfort of choosing megabus coaches as we emerge from the pandemic, with the added advantage of coach being an incredibly sustainable travel choice."

David Squire, Managing Director Yellow Buses said “It is great to be able to partner with megabus in providing these services. As the local operator of bus services in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole conurbation and south Dorset area, it's for the local operator to be able to work with megabus to provide the services.

“megabus offer a great service, and like us, expect the highest of standards from their drivers, so you can be sure of a great experience when travelling with us. The drivers are all local to Bournemouth and the surrounding area, so always have some help and advice to anyone visiting the area for the first time.

“With connecting tickets to be made available for the local service from Bournemouth to Christchurch and Wimborne, this will mean customers can purchase one simple ticket for their journey. We will also be selling megabus tickets at our travel shop in Bournemouth”.

The service will start on Friday 21 May, and tickets are available for purchase now from


*services to / from other cities in England, Wales and Scotland will connect at Heathrow and London Victoria Coach Station

Contact information


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  • megabus is the market-leading intercity coach operator in the UK. It is part of Stagecoach Group, one of the UK's largest and leading public transport groups. 
  • The megabus service, which was first launched in the UK in 2003, offers mega value fares across the country. Linking 90 locations, offering high-quality, low-cost travel in some of the country's most modern coaches and carrying more than 4 million passengers a year.

Stagecoach Group

  • Stagecoach is a leading public transport company, with operations in England, Scotland and Wales.
  • We employ around 24,000 people and operate more than 8,300 buses, coaches and trams.
  • Stagecoach is Britain's biggest bus and coach operator and it also runs the Supertram light rail network in Sheffield.



Notes to editors

Yellow Buses

  • Yellow Buses carry just under 15 million** passengers a year, operate nearly 5 million miles and has a bus fleet of more than 130 vehicles.
  • They primarily operate across Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and East Dorset.
  • Media contact: [email protected]