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How to take the hassle out of airport travel with National Express

Published: 8th February 2024


We all love going on a good old summer holiday, but if there’s one thing we all dread when it comes to going away to catch the rays, it has to be airport travel. 

All the hassle of rounding everyone up in taxis, heaving your luggage onto the train, the extortionate airport parking fees, and don’t get us started on the queues when you get there!

Thankfully, we offer direct routes to all the major UK and London airports from hundreds of towns and cities across the country. Here are just five (of many) reasons why we think your next holiday should start with National Express…

Take advantage of the convenience

With hundreds of journeys every day going direct to and from all major airports (over 100 services daily on specific services), you can avoid the hassle of having to change trains and carry luggage between platforms! We also drop you off and pick you up right at the airport terminal so no need for a shuttle bus when you arrive or walking for half an hour with huge suitcases. We offer a convenient, stress-free way to get to the airport.

Don’t forget to take advantage of our generous luggage allowance too. Adult passengers can bring two 20kg suitcases and one item of hand luggage each.

Benefit from our great value fares

Our direct airport fares start at just £5.20* one-way. We think that’s incredible value when you take into account how much it can cost to park your car for a week or two.

*Lowest fares limited to availability. £1 booking fee applies.

Flexibility, if you need it

Forget about missing your train home or your taxi cancelling on you!

We understand that flights can be delayed or cancelled and in these situations we know that it’s not ideal to have a set time.

With our direct coach travel to and from the airport, you can rest assured that we’ll pick you up and get you back home – even if your flight is delayed.

All of our standard airport fares come with the flexibility to change your departure time for a small fee, while our fully flexible fare allows unlimited amendments to be made on the ticket, ahead of travel. We also have the option for a ‘Change and Go’ add-on, so for £5 per adult and £2.50 per child (each way, when purchasing online at the same time as the journey booking), this pass allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your planned coach departure time.

Enjoy our on-board entertainment

Long gone are the days of “are we there yet?” with our on-board free Wi-Fi

Keep the kids (and yourself) occupied with TV shows, movies, news and games while we take care of the first leg of your holiday journey.

There’s also no need to worry about your phone or tablet running out of juice as all of our coaches come fully-equipped with plug sockets for charging your devices.

Sit back and relax

For your ease and comfort, our luxury coaches are fitted with comfortable leather seats and a foot rest, WiFi, air conditioning, plug sockets plus there’s a toilet on-board too. You're always guaranteed a seat on our coaches, but if you love a window seat or want to make sure you're next to a friend, our seat reservation service is just the ticket too. 

Now that you’ve booked your direct airport travel with National Express, all that’s left to do is sit back and relax as we take the stress out of your next holiday.

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