New Heathrow and Gatwick Airport Routes Launched
- Five new routes added to budget coach network from 1 May 2017
- Direct links to Heathrow from Barnstaple, Cardiff, Bath, Chippenham, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Swindon, and Bristol
- Direct link to Gatwick from Cardiff, Bristol and Heathrow
- Tickets from £1* on sale for new routes at megabus.com
Leading low cost coach operator megabus.com today (18 April) announced a significant network expansion with the addition of a series of new routes across England and Wales.
The company – part of international transport group Stagecoach – has partnered with South Gloucestershire Bus and Coach Company Ltd to deliver five new routes across the midlands and south west of England. The Bristol based company will operate the new routes as part of the megabus.com network, offering direct links to Heathrow or Gatwick from 13 towns and cities from 1 May 2017.
The news means that megabus.com – which is known for offering fares from just £1* - now provides its first direct links to Heathrow and Gatwick airports, with daily departures to Heathrow from Barnstaple, Cardiff, Bristol, Bath, Gloucester, Cheltenham and new links between Cardiff, Bristol and Gatwick.
A fleet of 26 coaches, which will bear the well known blue and yellow megabus.com livery, will operate the new services from the South Gloucestershire Bus and Coach Company depot in Bristol.
Tickets for all journeys are now available at www.megabus.com, with fares from £1*.
To celebrate this exciting launch, megabus.com has also confirmed that tickets for travel during the first week of the new services, (from 1st – 7th May 2017 ) will all be priced at just £1*.
Travel on the below routes will begin from 1 May:
- M6a Barnstaple-Tiverton-Taunton- Bridgwater- Bristol-Heathrow Airport- London Victoria
- M38 Barnstaple- Tiverton- Taunton- Bridgwater- Bristol- Gloucester-Birmingham- Leicester- Loughborough University – Nottingham Trent University- Nottingham City Centre
- M25 Cardiff- Bristol- Heathrow Airport - Gatwick Airport
- M18 Bath- Corsham- Chippenham- Heathrow Airport- London Victoria
- M14 Gloucester- Cheltenham- Cirencester- Swindon- Heathrow Airport - London Victoria
megabus.com Managing Director Edward Hodgson said: “We are delighted to add these latest routes to the megabus.com network. We are excited to be offering, for the first time, direct services to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports, providing passengers the cheapest possible option for travelling to and from these key hubs which are used by millions of people every year.
“We’re also providing new services right to the heart of two key universities in the East Midlands- Nottingham Trent and Loughborough and the West Country- University of Bath, opening up great value travel for even more students.
“Our aim is to provide new affordable transport options for people who previously may not have been able to afford to make these journeys, and by doing so we are delivering a boost to tourism and local communities. We look forward to continuing to welcoming more customers on board."
South Gloucestershire Bus and Coach Company Ltd Managing Director Roger Durbin said: “We are delighted to be joining forces with megabus.com. We have watched megabus.com grow and develop for a number of years and very much look forward to working in partnership with them to provide a top class service on these routes.”
Fares on every megabus.com journey start from just £1*. All services operate using vehicles with free Wi-Fi, power sockets, air conditioning and a toilet. megabus.com, part of Stagecoach Group in Scotland, has operated since 2003. It expanded from the UK to North America in 2006.
megabus.com carries more than 15 million passengers a year across UK and North America.
*From £1 plus 50p booking fee. Subject to availability.
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