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Change & Go

The low-cost way to edit your journey

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

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).


Complete flexibility for just £5 each way

For just £5 each way, our Change & Go Add On lets you be completely flexible with which coach you board to and from your desired destination on Standard and Fully Flexible tickets. So there is no need to panic if you miss your scheduled departure or if there are any unexpected delays en route to the station, just hop on to the next available coach. You are able to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time.

  Step 1

Simply add Change & Go when booking to ensure complete flexibility for your journey.

  Step 2

Is your flight delayed? Are you running late for your departure? Or have you missed your scheduled departure?

  Step 3

Don't worry, relax and hop on to any available departure within 12 hours either side of original departure.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of purchasing a Change & Go?

Change & Go allows you to have complete flexibility and offers you peace of mind if you have missed your departure. You can switch to another service within the 24 hour flexibility period (12 hours pre-departure or 12 hours post-departure), note this is subject to availability. Customers are able to make one free amendment to both the outbound and inbound journey, only the time/date can be amended where no fees or excess fares apply.

Is Change & Go available on all routes?

At present, Change & Go is only available on all routes, departing from our main stations on standard and fully flexible tickets, which includes the following locations:

Main Stations

  • Birmingham Coach Station
  • Bournemouth Coach Station
  • Bristol Bus Station
  • Cardiff Coach Station
  • Leeds Coach Station
  • Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
  • Liverpool One Bus Station
  • London Victoria Coach Station
  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Milton Keynes Coachway
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne Coach Station
  • Nottingham Bus Station
  • Plymouth Coach Station
  • Southampton Coach Station

Airport Stations

  • Gatwick Airport
  • Heathrow Airport
  • Luton Airport
  • Stansted Airport

How much is Change & Go?

  • £5 per adult and £2.50 per child, each way, when purchasing at the same time as your journey booking online and through Travel Shops.
  • £6 per adult and £3 per child, each way, when purchasing after a customer’s journey has been booked, redeemable through Travel Shops only.

Where can I add Change & Go?

Change & Go is available via our website whilst you book your ticket, and can also be purchased through National Express Travel Shops.

How can I amend my ticket?

Amendments to tickets can be made through the Contact Centre. Please visit our Contact Us page for ways to get in touch and our opening hours.

You can also amend your ticket at any Travel Shop desk where facilities are available, prior to attempting to board the next available departure.

What if I have reserved a seat on my original departure?

Standard seat reservations cannot be transferred to another service/coach.

Seat reservations are non-refundable and normal terms and conditions apply.

Can I change from an indirect to a direct service when amending my journey?

It is not permitted to change from an indirect to a direct service when amending a journey with Change & Go.

What if I have a complaint or want a refund?

You can contact Customer Services or call our Contact Centre on 03717 818181, our lines are open 8am - 10pm, 7 days a week.

*Please note Change & Go is non-refundable.

Where can I see the full terms and conditions for Change & Go?

Click here to view our full terms and conditions.

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