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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 February 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 Natural History Museum. Discover unbelievable natural wonders, from zoology and fossils to volcanoes and human biology. There's no better attraction to entertain the kids, plus its 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 Bristol

The beautiful city of Bristol always has amazing places to visit no matter what time you go. But this half term why not enjoy something more adventurous?

Bristol Zoo Gardens needs your help to solve its latest mystery this half term! You and your junior detectives will need to seek clues on the special mystery trail and uncover the truth in the Evidence Vault. There may be some cute critters along the way too!

Fancy an adventure at sea? Step aboard Brunell's SS Great Britain for a fun and educational tour of the world's first great ocean liner! As one of Bristol's no.1 attractions, you can step underwater for an unbelievable view of the ship, from the cabins all the way to the steerage. Now you can see history come to life before your eyes!


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.

Why not join Thomas and Friends in some family fun at Drayton Manor Park this half term? Experience the amazing Thomas Land rides, live shows and see a variety of animals in their 15-acre zoo!

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 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 February 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 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 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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