Useful information

How to book a coach ticket

Booking great-value coach fares with us is simple and easy using our journey planner to the left of this page. Whether you're planning ahead and looking to buy a ticket in advance, or looking to travel on the day, below is all the information you need to make sure you book the right ticket for your journey.

How to book a ticket

Use our journey planner to enter where you're going from and to, the date and time you wish to travel and how many people will be travelling and whether you're looking to buy a single or return ticket.

Then, don't forget to check the box if you have one of our Coachcards or add your promotion or voucher code by clicking on the 'i' in the journey planner.

Once you've entered all your details, click See Tickets and Prices and we'll display the ticket prices available for the dates you've requested, then simply select the best time and fare, that suits you.

If you'd like to book an open return ticket then select return and then open return, during the booking process. To book your return journey, just call our contact centre who'll be happy to book you on the next available service.

You can also book a ticket through our Customer Contact Centre on 08717 81 81 78 (calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras), by visiting one of our travel shops or use our mobile site to book direct from your mobile and receive an m-Ticket by text. And now you can buy tickets from your local Post Office branch.

Disabled travellers

If you require assistance for boarding our coaches, then please call us at least 36 hours before you are due to travel on 08717 818179 (0044 8717 818179 from overseas) to allow us to arrange your assistance.

Stop finder

We travel to over 900 destinations, however, we don't expect you to know all of the places we go to. Which is why we've created our Stop Finder tool, a simple and easy way to see all of the destinations we travel to and the stops closest to you.

Ticket types

If you're looking for a really great deal, then use our Cheap Fare Finder for our lowest fares available online. These fares are limited and tickets need to be booked in advance, so when they're gone they're gone. Unfortunately, Coachcard discounts can't be applied to FunFares.

Here are our most popular ticket types:

FunFare tickets: Our FunFare tickets are our lowest fares available online. We only ever have a limited amount of tickets available at certain prices, so when they're gone they're gone. FunFares are only available to book online. You're able to amend the date or time of travel, however, all FunFares are non refundable. Please note there is a charge for amending your ticket.

Amendable and refundable tickets: This is our most flexible ticket, which allows you to have a full refund up to 72 hours before travel (excludes booking fee), and you can amend your ticket at anytime.

Take a look at the other ticket types available.

Ticket amendments and refunds

FunFare tickets are amendable but not refundable. If you wish to amend your ticket before travel you'll be charged up to the current fare for the new journey plus an admin fee.

Any refunds made on all ticket types will be charged an administration fee.

Please note, that your ticket is only valid for the times and dates stated on your ticket. If you wish to travel on an earlier or later service, this may incur an excess fee as well as an administration fee being charged.

If you're looking to purchase an open return ticket, then please be aware you must confirm your return travel date and time with our Customer Contact Centre before travel. The return date must be within three months of the outward journey date.

Open return tickets

If you're looking to take a spontaneous weekend away or if you're just not sure on how long your trip will last, then an open return ticket is the perfect ticket option. Simply book an open return journey using the journey planner stating your outward journey, then when you have decided on your return date, visit the My Ticket area where you can book your return journey free of charge or call us on 08717 818178 (calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras) and we'll be happy to arrange this for you. 

Coachcards

Senior Coachcards: If you're 60 or over, for just £10 for one year you can save 1/3 on standard fares all year round. There's no peak, off peak or even weekend and Bank Holidays restrictions, £15 day return on Tuesdays and exclusive access to money saving offers at hotels, restaurants and days out with our Extra Rewards.  

Young Persons Coachcards: Aged between 16 and 26 or a full time student? Then for just £10 for one year you can save 1/3 on standard fares, plus 10% off travel to events and festivals with our Young Persons Coachcard.

Disabled Coachcard: If you're registered disabled then you can save 1/3 on all standard fares for just £10 for one year. There's no peak, off peak or even weekend and Bank Holidays restrictions.

Family Coachcard: Take advantage of great savings on family travel across the UK. Simply choose the Family Coachcard that's best for you and your family and get free child travel all year round.

 

Booking fee

We charge a £1 booking fee per transaction one and £2 when booking over the phone, regardless of how many people you're booking for. This booking fee covers all standard debit and credit card fees and reservation costs.

Child tickets

Children aged between 0 - 2 years travel for free on our coaches while children aged between 3 - 15 travel for half price on all our standard fare tickets.

Booster seats must be used for children under 150cm tall. Booster seats are available from the driver. If your child is under the age of three years, please bring your own suitable child seat. Where not possible, fasten your own seatbelt and hold your child securely on your lap.

Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult over the age of 16. Young persons aged 14 and 15 may travel unaccompanied but must show ID/proof of age and a letter from their parent or guardian giving them permission to travel.

Luggage

We offer a generous luggage allowance so you don't have to worry about travelling extra light. You can take two medium sized suitcases or rucksacks (no more than 20kg per item) and one small piece of soft hand luggage, free of charge. In addition, we also help you load your luggage onto the coach.

However, if you do want to travel with more luggage then take advantage of our excess luggage policy and travel with exactly what you need. Excess luggage standard on the day prices are as follows:

  • Travel with extra bags for £10 each one-way or £15 each return

Alternatively, if you're travelling on selected routes, then you can book excess luggage at a discounted rate in advance, online when you book your coach ticket:

  • Travel with one bag for £8 one-way, £12 return (a saving of 20%) or up to three bags for £16 one-way, £24 return (a saving of over 45%)

To purchase excess luggage online, simply choose the option during the booking process on the top 57 routes. Take a look at the routes excess luggage is available on here.

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