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Seat reservation

Reserved seating goes live across megabus network

  • Customers travel in first reserved seats from today 
  • Added customer benefit for travel on one of the UK’s leading value coach operators
  • Over 35,000 customers already reserved seats through the new service


Customers travelling on megabus, one of the UK’s leading value coach operators, will be using reserved seating for the first time from today (Monday 30 September).

This is the latest innovative development to improve the service for customers, who are now able to book specific seats on journeys across the country for just an extra £1* added to the price of their ticket.

Over 35,000 people have already taken advantage of the new seating reservation service, which guarantees customers a seat of their choice, either enabling them to sit with friends and family or to plan in advance whether they would like front, aisle or window seating.

Around 16 seats on each vehicle can now be reserved in advance during the online booking process from as little as an extra £1* added to the price of the ticket. The new bookable seats are now available on all megabus services operating within England and Wales, along with cross-border services running between Scotland and England.

megabus Managing Director Mark Venables said: “We’re always looking for new and innovative ideas to improve our customer offer, and enabling people to choose seats in advance is another way of making travel with megabus more attractive, both to new and existing customers.

“We’ve been amazed by how many people have been using the system, and with over 35,000 people already reserved on specific seats, it’s a great sign of the continued popularity of our services.

“We’re adding more and more services to our UK wide, national network of intercity travel services and improving the quality of service for customers. Everyone is still guaranteed a seat, just that now customers in groups or who really like the front row can make a reservation. There’s never been a better time to try the megabus.”

Reserved seats will be clearly identified with bespoke head rest covers, developed in partnership with Chesterfield based company, Pride & Joy.  Samples of the new covers will be on display at Pride & Joy’s stand at the NEC’s Coach & Bus UK on 2 and 3 October.

Bookings for seat reservations can be made at


*Prices to reserve a seat start from £1 but will vary by reservation date, day and time of travel, time of booking, and demand for seats. Reserved seats available for travel from 30 September 2019.


Contact information

Emma Knight

[email protected]


  • megabus is the market-leading budget intercity coach operator in the UK. It is part of Stagecoach Group, the international transport group, which offers greener smarter travel at great value prices. 
  • The megabus service, which was first launched in the UK in 2003, offers great value fares across the UK. Linking over 90 locations, offering high-quality, low-cost travel in some of the country's most modern coaches and carrying more than 5 million passengers a year.


Stagecoach Group
  • Stagecoach Group is one of the UK's largest and leading public transport groups. The Group employs around 26,000 people.
  • Stagecoach is one of the UK's biggest bus and coach operators with over 8,000 buses and coaches on a network stretching from south-west England to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Low-cost coach service,, operates a network of inter-city services across the UK.
  • Stagecoach operates the Supertram light rail network in Sheffield.