Making a journey to see family or taking a holiday can be an expensive thing. Petrol prices and rail costs are continually increasing and you need to book well in advance if you want to make any savings. However, there are now a number of coach companies that are offering cheaper rail up and down the UK.
Megabus is a popular option for many people around the UK. There are regular trips, especially between certain destinations, such as around Scotland. You can travel for as little as £1 and are able to book a day in advance and still make a saving on your travel, especially when compared to the prices on the trains or the cost of petrol.
However, if you know that you are travelling a long distance, it is worth booking it in advance to make the most savings. Everything is done online and you will be given a reference number that you need to show to the driver.
National Express is another popular coach company, and is able to offer reasonable travel around the country. National Express covers the whole country, rather than selected stops, but does not offer as many journeys as the Megabus.
While you can’t travel for as little as £1, the prices are still affordable even if you do book closer to the date. National Express is one of the coach companies that you can find on lastminute.com if you do decide that you want to get away in a short space of time.