Ticket information for UK bus travel

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UK-wide bus travel - ticket information

A number of different bus companies provide coach links between the major UK cities, including National Express, Megabus, Citylink and Greyhound. National Express carries over 18 million people to 1000 destinations in the UK, including major airports. Notable direct routes include Glasgow to London, London to Manchester, London to Cardiff and Manchester to Leeds. National Express also run regular services to UK holiday destinations such as Butlins and Alton Towers theme park in Staffordshire. Tickets for bus travel on the National Express can be purchased online at nationalexpress.com or from a bus station prior to travel. Victoria Coach Station in London is the central station for coach travel in the UK

Megabus (uk.megabus.com) operates bus services between destinations in England, Scotland and Wales, while Greyhound (greyhounduk.com) serves routes between Glasgow and London and London and the south west of England and Wales. Citylink (citylink.co.uk) is the leading coach operator in Scotland. All three companies offer discounted advance tickets online.

London bus travel - ticket information

In London, the cheapest ticket for bus travel is the Oyster Card. This is an electronic ticket that covers the tube, bus and overground within Greater London fare zones. The Oyster Card is a blue and white credit card-sized card that can be recharged at ticket points across London, in stations, newsagents and online. Bus passengers 'touch' the card onto an electronic reader next to the driver's seat to register payment.

Tickets can also be purchased on the bus with the correct change.

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