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Buy a Young Persons Coachcard and Save

Take 1/3 off our Standard and Fully Flexible fares any time

How many Coachcards would you like?

Simple savings for young people

If you're aged 16 - 26 or are a full-time student our Young Persons Coachcard gives you 1/3 off all our Standard and Fully Flexible fares, £15 day return anywhere in the UK (Tues, Weds and Thurs) and 15% off travel to events and festivals, all for just £12.50 a year or £30 for three years.

So whether you're looking to renew your existing Coachcard or to buy a new one - sign up and start saving today.

 

 

How much is a Young Persons Coachcard?

Our one-year Young Persons Coachcard is just £12.50* - that's a little over £1 a month and it's more than £15 cheaper than a railcard.

Alternatively, you can purchase our three-year Coachcard for £30, which saves you even more and means you have all your travel sorted for your entire time at University. Simply choose the one or three year Coachcard option in the panel at the top of this page.

All we ask is that when you book a ticket you make sure you check the Coachcard box and enter the number of Coachcards required in the journey planner.

Don't forget to carry your Coachcard with you whenever you travel, along with your ticket and proof of age.

Plus £2.50 postage and packaging.

How much will I save?

You'll save a guaranteed 1/3 off Standard and Fully Flexible fares throughout the UK for 12 months (or 36 months with a three-year card.)

With the Young Persons Coachcard, there are no restrictions on peak and off peak travel times, so you can travel whenever it suits you. This includes public holidays, Bank Holidays and weekends - perfect if you're a student at university, college or working.

How do I buy a Young Persons Coachcard?

Purchasing your Young Persons Coachcard is quick and easy. Simply complete your details and your Coachcard will be posted to your home address (£2.50 p&p will be added to your purchase).

Your Coachcard can take up to 7 days to be delivered and if it hasn't arrived 24 hours ahead of your planned journey, then call our Contact Centre.

Alternatively, give us a call and we will post your Coachcard out to you (£2.50 p&p will be added to your purchase). You can also purchase Coachcards from one of our travel shops.

Terms & conditions

General terms & conditions

  1. These terms and conditions apply to your purchase and use of a Coachcard and are in addition to the Conditions, which shall apply to Tickets purchased and your use of the Services.
  2. Your Coachcard entitles you to purchase Tickets for certain Services, discounted as follows:
    1. one third (1/3) off the price of an adult ‘Standard’ or ‘Fully Flexible’ fare for one of our Services;
    2. 15% off the price of an adult ‘Fully Flexible’ fare for coach travel to an Event, as detailed on the “Events” page of our website. The discount does not apply to any entry to or accommodation at the Event; and
    3. a £15 mid-week promotional same day return or one way adult fare for one of our Services departing and/or returning the same day on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only. This discounted fare must be booked a minimum of three (3) days prior to your date of travel and is not valid for travel on the dates published here. Travel to and from an airport is excluded with this offer. 
  3. The above discounts available to Coachcard holders may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, discount or promotion offered by us.
  4. Your Coachcard is not valid for any of the following:
    1. ‘Restricted’ fares;
    2. European Services, Hotel Hoppa Services, multi-ride and season tickets purchased by telephone from Customer Contact Centre or in person from one of our Stations, Third Party Provider services and any Event detailed on the “Events” page of our website;
    3. tickets, accommodation or ferry travel for an Event as detailed on the “Events” page of our website;
    4. the “Add Extras” options which you may purchase as part of your booking; or
    5. the Booking Fee; or
    6. the fee for receiving an SMS Ticket, if selected as part of a booking.
  5. You may purchase up to four (4) Coachcards for individuals satisfying the requirements for the same type of Coachcard online from our website, by telephoning our Customer Contact Centre or in person from one of our Stations or one of our selected third party agents.
  6. If you purchase your Coachcard from:
    1. our website or by telephoning our Customer Contact Centre, we will charge you a postage fee of £2.50 to send your Coachcard(s) to you. If you purchased more than one Coachcard, we will send each Coachcard to the address provided as part of your application; or
    2. one of our Stations or third party agents, you will receive your Coachcard at the time of purchase.
  7. If you purchase a:
    1. Senior Coachcard and Disabled Coachcard, as the case may be, the relevant Coachcard will be valid for the period of one (1) year from the later of the date that you have specified when purchasing the relevant Coachcard or, if you have purchased the relevant Coachcard in person and have not specified a future date, the next calendar day after purchase; or
    2. Young Persons Coachcard, your Coachcard will, depending on the term that you have selected, be valid for the period of one (1) or three (3) years from the later of the date that you have specified when purchasing the Coachcard or, if you have purchased the Coachcard in person and have not specified a future date, the next calendar day after purchase.
  8. We will notify you prior to expiry of your Coachcard and provide you with the opportunity to purchase a new Coachcard.
  9. Once you have received your Coachcard, you may purchase a Ticket using any one of the following options:
    1. online from our website, by confirming you have a Coachcard and entering the Coachcard serial number and expiry date at the time of entering the required details on the “Your Details” page of our website;
    2. telephone, by providing your Coachcard serial number and expiry date to a member of the Customer Contact Centre;
    3. in person, by showing your Coachcard at the time of making your booking at one of our Stations or with a third party agent;
    4. from a driver, by showing your Coachcard at the time of purchasing your Ticket; or
    5. from a Ticket Machine, by entering the Coachcard serial number and expiry date after entering the passenger selection on the Ticket Machine.
  10. When travelling on our Services, you will be required to show your Ticket, together with your Coachcard, to the driver when boarding one of our Coaches.
  11. In the event that your Coachcard is defaced, damaged, tampered with, lost or stolen, you should immediately report this to the Customer Contact Centre. Please note that we are unable to replace your Coachcard and that you will be required to purchase a new Coachcard if you wish to continue enjoying the benefits of the Coachcard.
  12. Your Coachcard, and each Ticket purchased with it, are not transferable and must not be given, loaned or resold to anyone else.
  13. The Coachcard remains our property at all times and does not become your property and, if requested, must be returned to us.
  14. All Tickets issued are subject to our Conditions.
  15. These terms and conditions are in addition our Conditions and may be amended at any time.

 

Coachcard exclusions

  • Cards cannot be purchased from drivers.
  • Card is not refundable or transferable.
  • Not valid where accommodation, admission or ferry travel is included within the fare.
  • This discount Coachcard is not valid for Hotel Hoppa, Multiride, European Services, Ulsterbus, Xplore Dundee - Edinburgh Airport service Third Party services, Multiride and Restricted fare tickets.

*Coachcard price conditions

  • *plus £2.50 booking fee.

Save 15% on travel to festivals & events

Travelling to a festival or event this year?

Our Young Persons Coachcard can now save you 15% on travel to events and festivals, where we'll take you, your tent, luggage and friends right to the event gate.

Browse event services 

Other Coachcards

National Express also offers two other Coachcards to help on travel costs:

The Senior Coachcard 

The Disabled Coachcard 

Expiry dates extended for Coachcard holders

If you have been unable to use your Coachcard in 2020 or 2021, you may be eligible for an extension of your expiry date.

Please use our Coachcard validity checker below to obtain your new expiry date.

Please enter your coachcard number followed by your expiry date (the printed/written expiry date on your card, please including formatting i.e / between day, month and year like so dd/mm/yyyy)



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