Travel to great destinations by coach this half term with National Express

Half term by coach with National Express

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Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by a responsible person aged 16 or over or they will be refused travel. Proof of age may be required.

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).


Travel the UK this October half term

Half term is fast approaching and we have some fantastic offers across the UK for you! With fares from as little as £5 one-way, plus £1 booking fee, you can visit some of the best cities in the country for less if you book today.

Check out some of our favourite family day out ideas below.

Travel to London

Travelling to London doesn’t have to be expensive. There’re actually plenty of free things to do that the whole family can easily enjoy.

We recommend the incredible British Museum. Discover spooky relics and artefacts from Ancient Egypt or check out the armouries from the battles of Rome and Greece. There’s no better attraction to entertain the kids, plus it’s absolutely free!

If you don't fancy spending the day indoors, however, London has hundreds of outdoor activities where you can enjoy the fresh air. Two of our favourites are Hackney City Farm and Crystal Palace Park, where you can spend your day mingling with cute animals or searching for Victorian dinosaur sculptures.


Find more great ideas for the family on our London Destination page and book with ease using the blue journey planner.

Travel to Birmingham

Birmingham is packed with whacky activities for kids and big kids alike. Why not head to the ThinkTank Science Garden this half term. With over 30 fun, hands-on exhibits your little ones can learn and play all afternoon and best of all it’s free after 3pm!

For the bigger kids, there's always the incredible LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, perfect for children aged 3-12. You can take part in a wide range of attractions from building your own models and climbing aboard rides to a 4D cinema experience!


Need more ideas for your Brum visit? Take a look at our Birmingham Destination page for more.

Travel to Bath

Bath isn’t just a city for grown-ups, there are plenty of fun-filled activities and attractions that are perfect for the whole family. Why not head to the incredible Roman Baths where children’s audio guides and costumed characters will help to transport you back to Ancient Rome?

Or if you fancy something more adventurous, Cheddar Gorge is hosting a Halloween Trail this half term, where some infamous literary faces have hidden inside the cave, can you find them all?


Want to discover more of Bath's beauty this half term? Take a look at our Bath destination page for more.

Travel to Glasgow

Glasgow is the perfect city for half term adventures. There’s loads of fun to be had at the famous Tall Ship where you will be able to take part in a “Slightly Spooky Pirate Treasure Hunt” on 26 & 27 October 2019.

If you don’t feel like climbing aboard, Glasgow Science Centre is also full of exciting and peculiar activities. From taking on the role of a snot barrier to busting moves at the DNA disco your kids can learn about the body in the most interesting ways possible.

Plus, did you know Glasgow has 90 parks and gardens? One of our favourites has got to be Pollok Country Park as it’s perfect for family walks and best of all it is home to Clydesdale Horses and Highland Cows.


Don't forget there are plenty of other activities on our Glasgow destination page waiting for you to explore.

Half term means half price for kids!

Have you forgotten to plan half term? Don’t worry, National Express has you all taken care of.

You can enjoy affordable travel with half-priced children's fares on our coaches, meaning you can explore more exciting places as a family this October half term. Simply enter your travel details in the journey planner above and your discount will be automatically applied at checkout. 

We look forward to welcoming you onboard!

Why families love the coach

Not travelled on one of our coaches before? You might be surprised at how easy it is! Here are some top reasons why families love travelling with us.

Stay comfy in your seat
You're always guaranteed a comfy seat on our coaches, so you can forget huddling in stuffy carriages.

Keep them occupied with VUER
Our onboard digital entertainment service, VUER is ideal for keeping you and the youngsters busy throughout the journey.

Take everything you need
We know all families need their essentials (and more!) that's why each customer can bring two 20kg suitcases and one piece of hand luggage onboard our coaches.

Travel with safety in mind
All coaches are fitted with seatbelts as standard, handrails to aid boarding and exiting the coach and CCTV in certain areas for added peace of mind.

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