A National Express coach

Why travel with National Express?

The UK’s largest coach operator

Choose Your Journey


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).


Great reasons to take the coach

National Express does travel the way it should be, safe, reliable, comfortable and, of course, affordable. We're there to take you to your favourite destination, your chosen airport and even the UK's biggest events. As travel restrictions ease, stay up to date with the latest changes to our network and see where you can go with our digital Route Map tool.

Take a look at the different pages and information below and see why we're the leader in UK coach travel.


A better 2021

"We want to make coach travel more convenient and with even greater value in 2021"

- Chris Hardy, Managing Director of National Express UK Coach


We've redesigned our network, looking at locations, routes and frequency of services.

A new full UK-wide timetable will offer quicker journey times, increased punctuality and improved connectivity. Plus, new schedules will make major UK holiday destinations more accessible than ever.

“This is a challenging but exciting time for us. Like the rest of the population, we look forward to being able to see friends and family, go on holiday, attend events and visit attractions again. National Express has always helped make this happen and we look forward to doing it once more.”

Travel essentials

We’ve got a range of optional extras you can add to your booking to customise your journey exactly how you'd like it...

If you have a particular seat you like, or a travel partner you like to sit with, now you can ensure that's taken care of...
Get added peace of mind with full refunds on coach tickets, cover over any lost, stolen or damaged items of luggage and much more...
No more rushing for your coach, board any service to and from your desired destination on Standard and Fully Flexible tickets...

Journey information

Use our digital Route Map to explore our stops and see how far you can go with National Express. If you prefer a more traditional timetable, our Digital Timetables tool stays up to date with any changes to our network. And once you’ve booked your journey, use our Coachtracker tool to track your coach in real time.

Route Map

Use our new Route Map tool to see what stops we are serving...

Explore our stops

Use our Timetable Finder to see which services are running and when...

Search our timetables
Coach Tracker

Search for your service and track your coach in real-time with Coach Tracker...

Track your coach

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