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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).


Avoid rail disruption this year...

Due to widespread engineering and signalling works throughout the upcoming months you can expect longer journeys and more changes on the rail network.

It’s time to try the coach for fast, direct services with guaranteed seats and a generous luggage allowance at great prices.


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Upcoming disruptions

The following planned disruptions will be implemented over the coming weeks.

Western-Super-Mare/Bristol-London, Exeter-London and Taunton-London

  • Engineering work is taking place between Weston-Super-Mare / Castle Cary and Tiverton Parkway, closing all lines between Saturday 9 November and Thursday 14 November.

London - Bournemouth, Southampton, Portsmouth, Poole and Fareham

  • Engineering work is taking place between Eastleigh / Fareham and Southampton Central, closing all lines from Saturday 16 November to Sunday 17 November. Additionally, on Sunday, the line closure will extend between Eastleigh / Fareham and Bournemouth. Reduced service and rail replacement buses.


December rail strikes

The union has announced 27 days of rail strikes during December and on New Year's Day as part of a long-running dispute over train guards. The strikes currently consist of the following dates:

  • Monday 2 December - Wednesday 11 December
  • Friday 13 December - Tuesday 24 December
  • Friday 27 December - Wednesday 1 January

On these dates the following train routes will be affected:

  • Bournemouth to and from London
  • Southampton to and from London
  • Portsmouth to and from London
  • Poole to and from London
  • Fareham to and from London
  • Winchester to and from London

Forget crowded platforms

Think comfortable journey...

Why sidle into packed carriages, when you could be sat on a guaranteed, air conditioned, comfortable leather seat? Our bright, modern coaches also include plug sockets to keep your devices fully charged, meaning you can sit back and relax for your entire journey.

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Forget 'are we there yet?'

Think enjoy the ride...

Our new VUER onboard entertainment and Wi-Fi service lets you catch up on the latest Films, TV shows, documentaries and magazines during your journey, all completely for free.

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Forget lugging bags

Think luggage loaded...

Our standard luggage allowance lets you bring two 20kg pieces of luggage with you on your journey, so you won't have to leave your favourite jumper behind. What's more, our friendly drivers will load your bags onto the coach for you, making the start of your journey even easier.

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