Travel across the UK this Autumn by coach 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 are actually plenty of free things to do that the whole family can easily enjoy.

We recommend Mudchute Farm and Park, the largest urban farm in London with 34 acres of open parkland ready to explore! The best bits include horse riding, a tea shop, educational facilities and some adorable farm animals.


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

Travel to Bristol

The beautiful city of Bristol always has amazing places to visit no matter what time you go. However, this half-term why not enjoy something a bit greener?

Check out the Golden tree walks at Tyntesfield Park and enjoy some fresh air with all the family. You can pick up a free map at the ticket office and set out on an awe-inspiring adventure right in the city.


Discover more fun things to do on our Bristol Destination page and book online with ease today.

Travel to Birmingham

Birmingham is packed with whacky activities for kids and big kids alike. We recommend a wander round the incredible ThinkTank Science Garden this half-term for some fun and a little bit of learning too!

There are over 30 hands-on exhibits to get involved with, and entry is even free after 3pm. It's the ideal way to cap off your adventure in the second city.


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

Travel to Manchester

Manchester is a city full of fun things to do, but it's not all fashion and football, there's plenty to do for every member of the family to enjoy.

Take a trip to the amazing Play Factore for hours of entertainment for the kids so the adults can relax. This massive indoor play area offer activities such as the largest indoor slide in Europe and laser tag. Maybe it's not the place to sit on the sidelines after all! 


Don't forget there are plenty of other activities on our Manchester 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.

Why families love the coach

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

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

Keep them occupied with VUER
Our onboard digital entertainment app, 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 on board 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.

25% off group travel

Book your seats from three days in advance and travel anywhere in the UK (including airports) in a group of four or more adults and save on standard fares.

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