63% of UK citizens never travel by bus within the United Kingdom

63% of UK citizens never travel by bus within the United Kingdom.Following the publication of the special Eurobarometer “Autocar Services”, it is confirmed that buses have a decent reputation among users in the UK. This study, carried out by TNS UK for the European Commission, analyses the coach services in different European countries. The report includes: the number of users, occasions and Continue reading

Megabus Teams up with Transdev in Yorkshire

Megabus Teams up with Transdev in YorkshireExploring everything that Yorkshire has to offer has just gotten much easier. Megabus recently announced that it will be partnering with Transdev to connect four of its local bus providers in Yorkshire to the Megabus national transport system. This partnership will allow passengers to transfer between Megabus coaches and Continue reading

Half year results look promising: National Express is optimistic about the future

Half year results look promising: National Express is optimistic about the futureLast week, the Birmingham-based transport group National Express shared their half year results, which look highly promising – particularly so for the international endeavours of the company. National Express, which is mainly associated with cheap domestic coach travel by most British Continue reading

First UN Wonder Woman Day: National Express celebrates women in the transport industry

First UN Wonder Woman Day: National Express celebrates women in the transport industryFor the last 75 years, Wonder Woman has inspired young girls and women from all over the world. The DC comic book heroine filled a void in the otherwise male-dominated comic sphere, which is why the United Nations have decided to celebrate the iconic role-model by honouring her with a day of her own. Continue reading

British Company Taken Over by FlixBus: megabus Withdraws from Continental Bus Market

British Company Taken Over by FlixBus: megabus Withdraws from Continental Bus MarketAs of 1 July, the German coach company FlixBus will take over megabus’ Continental bus routes as well as cross-border connections to and from the UK. Starting from next Friday, the German market leader will be in charge of the planning of timetables, marketing strategies, sales and distribution as well as pricing. Continue reading

The European Championships 2016: Accessible for Everyone?

The European Championships: Accessible for Everyone?It’s a good time for football fans: The leagues have ended, the Champions League Final was decided and the Euros are only a few days away. However, whenever big tournaments take place, there is also an aspect about them that is often glossed over: the accessibility of the football venues. In 2014, a BBC Continue reading

Europe is Just a Coach Trip Away: New FlixBus Connections to the Continent

Europe is Just a Coach Trip Away: New FlixBus Connections to the ContinentOn 24 March, the coach company FlixBus has set foot on the British Isles for the very first time by launching an intercity bus connection from Paris to London. The German market leader, which set out to conquer the whole of Europe, reports that the new coach route turned out to be a great success Continue reading

Bizarre Bus News: Alien on Board and Where Does the Fox Go?

Bizarre Bus News: Alien on Board and Where Does the Fox Go?There’s a lot of things going on in the world of buses and coaches. While the launch of a new bus connection, attractive deals or the achievements of individual coach companies count amongst the more normal pieces of information, from time to time a more bizarre one pops up. We have collected the Continue reading

German Market Leader FlixBus Launches First Budget Bus Route to London

German Market Leader FlixBus Launches First Budget Bus Route to LondonThe German intercity coach market was liberalised in early 2013 and bus providers have been fighting over customers ever since. Active competition has resulted in particularly inexpensive ticket prices and in a high level of comfort on intercity coach trips. While free WiFi and a vast amount of power outlets are standard Continue reading