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5 reasons why students should travel with National Express

Published: 19th April 2022

Published - 19/4/2022

As students, we know you want to spend time exploring new cities, experiencing new things and travelling to see your friends all whilst making your money go as far as possible (Oh, and a little studying too!).

So that’s why we’re here! To offer you great value (and comfortable) coach services from all over the UK. Keep reading on to discover why we have been a favourite of students for nearly 50 years!

1 - We give you great travel options

From the capital of Scotland down to the southern English coastlines, our coaches travel all over the UK. We even travel to some university campuses to make your life even easier!

So whether you’re off to visit friends and family, heading home for a break or just looking for a change of scenery, we’ve got you covered with our first-class trips. Check out our destinations pages for more.

2 - We’re the no. 1 way to save

We get it, you want to spend that hard-earned money when you get to your destination, not on the journey. That's why we offer all sorts of student discounts to help make your money go further.

We’ve partnered with UNiDAYS, Student Beans, Prime Student and NUS to save you more on coach travel. Plus, we also offer a Young Persons Coachcard for full-time students or anyone 16-26. You can save ⅓ on all Standard and Fully Flexible fares and 15% off festival and event travel. Find out more on our Coachcard webpage.

You can now pay with Clearpay, so you can travel now and spread the cost of travel over four interest-free instalments*.

Don’t forget to sign up to My Account! You’ll never pay a booking fee and you can manage and amend your journey with ease. 

3 - We’ll never make you stand

Journeys with us are different. You can bring plenty of luggage (aka washing) which we’ll help you get on board. Plus, you’ll have somewhere to charge your devices, free Wi-Fi, and a guaranteed comfy seat.

Find more reasons why we’re the UK’s favourite coach company at our travelling with us page.

4 - We do more than just A to B

We’re the first for fun! As the UK’s No.1 coach company, not only are we great at getting you to plenty of towns and cities across the country, but we can help get you to the airport and plenty of festivals and events too.

If you’re jetting off somewhere abroad, we can take you to a number of UK airports (including the big four in London) from just £8.50 one-way! Plus we will drop you right at the terminal door (talk about VIP service).

If you’re off to see the England Football team at Wembley Stadium or if you’ve got tickets to major festivals like Glastonbury and Boomtown, our services can take you to it all.

So, whether you’re off to dance the night away or heading on holiday, remember we can get you to those good times too!

5 - We’re doing our bit for the environment

Travelling with us is greener than going by train, car, or other coach operators. In fact, a trip with us from Birmingham to London, rather than by train, generates energy savings equivalent to boiling a kettle 91 times. That’s a lot of cups of tea!

Not only are you making a greener choice by travelling by coach, but you can easily offset your journey’s carbon footprint, via CHOOOSE, from just 30p. This will directly support projects that reduce global emissions.

Discover more about our commitment to the environment here.


Those 5 reasons are just the start of why you should travel with us as a student. Still not convinced? Check out our reviews page for genuine Trustpilot reviews of our services. (We have over 27,000 five star reviews, just saying).


*Clearpay is credit. T&Cs & late feels apply

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