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National Express £6 Fares Summer Promotion – How Visitors To London Can Take Advantage

Author: Bob Handford
National Express is the dominant coach company for inter city scheduled bus services in England and Wales.
Coach services run from London Victoria to all cities and the vast majority of towns of any consequence. Coaches are modern with washrooms.
Broadly speaking National Express is cheaper but slower than travelling by train.

The National Express £6 Fare Promotion
The £6 fare promotion is simple.
Book on-line in advance for travel by October 5th and grab a promotional £6 one-way fare. First come first serve.
Tickets are non-refundable and you pay a £1 booking fee per booking, (not ticket).
If you miss your bus you cannot use it on another.


Ideas For The Visitor To London Using National Express £6 Fares
From London, National Express operate out of Victoria Coach Station all over England, Wales and Scotland.
The promotion may be of interest to visitors to London for:
a) Sightseeing day trips from London.
b) Creating a mini sightseeing tour. Stay overnight in such towns as Bath, Oxford or Salisbury and explore at your own pace.
c) Airport and cruise port transfers from/to London.

Sightseeing From London Using National Express and £6 Fares
There is good availability currently of £6 fares between London and Cambridge, Bath, Canterbury, Dover, Brighton, Stratford Upon Avon, Cardiff and Salisbury. (From Salisbury you can take the Stonehenge Tour Bus To Stonehenge)
Availability between Bath and Oxford means you can put together very cheap mini-tours from London.
Frequencies are such that you can perform a day trip to these towns and cities or stay longer.

Airport & Cruise Transfers From/To London Using National Express and £6 Fares
The National Express service between Heathrow and London Victoria is permanently around £6. The London (Stratford) service to Stansted is on promotion at £5.
For cruise transfers, £6 fares are available London Victoria to Dover, £7 fares London Victoria to Southampton

The National Express £6 Fare Promotion
National Express £6 Fare Promotion – Low fare finder

National & International Coach Services From London Link
National & International Coach Services From London – An Overview
Victoria Coach Station – What To Expect & Video

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  • Bob

    Looking at your list I think your best return on your investment would be to look again at these places and really see if they meet your interests.

    Many of them listed are free.
    For the ones that are not, many of them appear on the railways 2 for 1 promotion. See:
    http://www.londontoolkit.com/whattodo/london_travelcard_2for1.html

    The best discounts for London Eye, Madame Tussaud’s are normally off their official web-site

    It worth checking Groupon and lastminute.com for any offers but they will be few and far between now we are coming into the peak visitor season.

    • Meena Hariharan

      Thanks again.
      What about 7 day hobo pass in National express? Is it possible to get on any National express from London and sight see more than one place (out of London) in one day?.
      Though I would be following your suggestions, if I have a pass, probably I can travel after 6PM, and stay in a hotel out of London, but with regular tours, I will be back in London by 6PM.

      • Bob

        National Express coach services are not suited to one day excursions from London except perhaps Canterbury and Cambridege.

        On National Express just look for individual advanced on-line promotional fares, not passes.

        The London passes like Travelcards and Oyster are only valid on London’s public transport not National Express coach services or train services outside London

  • Bob

    I think you may be underestimating the the distances and time involved.

    With regards traveling by rail its normally cheaper to forget the tourist orientated passes and just buy advance purchase promotional tickets.
    They normally become available 3 months ahead of departure date

    Rail travel is premium priced unless you plan ahead and organise taking advantage of the cheaper fares and is suited to a slower pace of travel.
    Please use the train journey planner at the url below for schedules, fares and ticketing:
    http://www.londontoolkit.com/affs/london_trainline.htm

    Most visitors to London for 6 days would spend probably 5 days in London and just take a day tour for one of the six days to some of the places outside London you are listing

  • Bob

    I have no knowledge of Keukenhof Gardens in Amsterdam

  • Meena Hariharan

    I saw a few websites like http://www.rabbies.com, http://www.andersontours.co.uk for the tours. Are there any tours arranged by National Express? What is the website I should for their tours?
    Thanks
    meena

    • Bob

      National Express are a scheduled bus operator, they do not run tours

      The main tour operators from London are Evan Evans, Premium Tours, Golden Tours, Anderson Tours and International Friends

  • Meena Hariharan

    is there a one day pass on national express to go to bath, Salisbury, Stonehenge from London?

    • Bob

      You could not visit Bath, Salisbury and Stonehenge from London in one day with National Express
      You could visit Salisbury and Stonehenge in one day or Bath in one day by train but it would not be much cheaper, if at all than taking one of the tours.

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