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Enjoy cheaper coach travel to university

20% off coach journeys from London to Canterbury, Portsmouth & Bournemouth

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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).

Prices shown include your coachcard discount, your coachcard number will be required during the booking process

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Enjoy coach travel from London to Canterbury, Portsmouth and Bournemouth

Our partnership with Queen Mary University means it's never been easier to get from London to the coast.

Book now with your student email address to redeem your 20% discount and benefit from our frequent, reliable services with coaches equipped with plug sockets, air conditioning, a guaranteed seat and lots of luggage space.

How to book

To book your journey, simply choose your start and end location and your travel date via the Journey Planner on this page, your discount will then be automatically applied in the final stage of checkout.

Terms & conditions

  • Offer gives 20% off a full-priced National Express journey from any London location to Canterbury, Portsmouth or Bournemouth only.
  • Not available for travel during certain peak periods and journeys to events are all excluded from this promotion (including Easter, Bank Holidays & Christmas).
  • Offer cannot be used with concessionary fares, discount Coachcards, Restricted fares, or in conjunction with any other promotional offer.
  • Must book a minimum of 1 day prior to travelling.
  • Only valid for students studying at Queen Mary University.
  • Students must redeem the offer with their student email address to prove student status.
  • All tickets are issued and all passengers are carried subject to National Express' Conditions of Carriage, available online and at all National Express outlets.
  • Read the full National Express terms and conditions here.


Why travel with us?

We pride ourselves on being the nation's number 1 coach company, but there’s all sorts of reasons to get the coach with us:

  • Every booking guarantees a seat.
  • You’ll have plenty of legroom.
  • And adjustable air-conditioning.
  • Pack your bags like a pro with our generous luggage allowance.
  • Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi on most National Express services.
  • Sign up to My Account and save on booking fees - Save £1.50 every time you book.
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