Railway Company Adds Fourth Class to Compete with Low-Cost Coaches

Railway Company Adds Fourth Class to Compete with Low-Cost CoachesMany people are of the opinion that a train is a fairly convenient mode of public transport, whereas an intercity bus is targeted at those travellers which are willing to sacrifice comfort in order to save some money. A European train company, however, is about to challenge this view by introducing a fourth class on its Continue reading

More Comfort, Less Pollution: National Express Adds New State-of-the-Art Platinum Buses

More Comfort, Less Pollution: National Express Adds New State-of-the-Art Platinum BusesTravellers in the West Midlands have reason to celebrate as the bus company National Express is about to add numerous new state-of-the-art buses to serve the whole of the Black Country. As part of a test run, some of the two-toned grey Platinum buses have been in use since May 2015 and have made journeys Continue reading

Get your Green on: Take the Coach to Dublin for St. Patrick’s Day

Paddy’s Day by Coach: Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in DublinNext week the Irish will celebrate their national holiday again and although numerous places in the UK and the whole world have come up with their own St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, nothing beats the original Paddy’s Day Parade in Dublin. Instead of celebrating only on 17 March, the Irish make the most Continue reading

“Too much sun” or the “wrong type of snow”: The Best Explanations for Train Delays

Life isn’t exactly a bowl of cherries anyway but it’s even harder for commuters. With ongoing debates about an overnight underground service for London, tube strikes are nothing out of the ordinary causing even Boris Johnson to look for alternative means of transport. City-to-city travellers are also affected Continue reading

The Road to Wembley: Take a Coach to the Capital One Cup Final

The Road to Wembley: Take a Coach to the Capital One Cup FinalOn Sunday, 28 February, the final of the Capital One Cup will be played in England’s most iconic stadium, Wembley. With space for about 90.000 fans, Wembley is the second largest football stadium in Europe after Camp Nou in Barcelona. The match between Liverpool and Manchester City is a guarantee for a sold out Continue reading

A Film and TV Junkie’s Guide to Travelling on Valentine’s Day

A Film and TV Junkie’s Guide to Travelling on Valentine’s DayValentine’s Day is just around the corner and it’s time to make plans. While many couples opt for the comfortable alternative which consists in staying at home, ordering take out and watching a chick flick on Netflix, we recommend making on-screen romance reality by visiting the most romantic film and TV Continue reading

Essex Blogger saved money taking a plane via Berlin instead of a train… he could have saved even more

Essex Blogger saved money taking a plane via Berlin instead of a domestic train… but he could have saved even more18-year-old British blogger Jordan Cox is an expert at saving money. When he was giving a lecture on couponing in Sheffield, he was surprised to find out that the train back to his hometown Hutton would cost him £47. Instead of grudgingly booking the pricey train ticket, he looked for other means of transport Continue reading

The History of the UK Coach Industry

The History of the UK Coach IndustryWhile coaches are a familiar sight on the UK’s motorways, other European nations such as Germany and France have only recently liberalised the market for intercity bus transport. In Great Britain, horse-drawn stagecoaches had been in use between the 1500s and the 1830s and 1840s, when the invention and Continue reading

New Year’s Eve in the UK: The Top 3 Party Locations (and how to get there by bus)

New Year’s Eve in the UK: The Top 3 Party Locations (and how to get there by bus)There’s only a few days left of 2015 and it’s about time to pick a good party location for New Year’s Eve. It is not too late to pack your bags and to celebrate the beginning of the New Year in one of the most exciting places in the UK. We looked up three New Year’s Eve Celebrations that set the scene for a Continue reading

National Express: Connecting Stansted Airport on Christmas Day

National Express: Connecting Stansted Airport on Christmas DayWhile most British travellers are used to the fact that train networks shut down for Christmas Day, international tourists or people new to the UK might be surprised to find out that their usual train is not running on 25 December. This can be particularly problematic when it comes to airport transfer services Continue reading