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Planned Rail Disruption over Christmas

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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).

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Avoid winter rail disruption...

Engineering work, strikes and numerous other problems are bringing the rail network to a halt this winter. Explore our journey planner and discover how switching your journey to coach could save you a train-induced headache. Affected dates and routes include...

  • Sunday 03 Dec - Birmingham to/from Bristol, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Nottingham, Newcastle, Southampton or Stansted Airport. Cambridge to Stansted Airport
  • Friday 15 Dec to 29 Jan - Disruption on selected days for London to/from Liverpool, Manchester or Preston
  • Sunday 23 Dec to 31 Dec – London to/from Canterbury, Dartford, Dover, Gillingham or Ramsgate
  • Sunday 23 Dec to 01 Jan – London to/from Colchester, Great Yarmouth, Ipswich or Norwich
  • Sunday 24 Dec to 31 Dec – London to/from Bournemouth or Southampton. Heathrow Airport to/from Bournemouth or Southampton
  • Mon 01 Jan – London to/from Stansted Airport

For a full list of affected services, see the National Rail website.

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

 

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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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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