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megabus.com offers one million £3* fares in huge UK summer sale

15 May 2017

  • Low-fares coach provider opens massive seat sale
  • Bargain fares available across the UK in boost for tourism and connectivity
  • Tickets on sale now at www.megabus.com

Low fares coach provider megabus.com has opened one of its biggest ever seat sales as it offers one million £3* fares in a massive nationwide summer promotion.

The popular coach company – part of Stagecoach Group – is helping boost connectivity and tourism by offering the bargain seats to customers across Scotland, England and Wales between now and 2 October.

The sale will help people take advantage of the growing trend of staycations in the UK. Research published last month by travel marketing group Sojern showed a 23.8% year-on-year increase in UK travellers planning 2017 summer trips within the UK.

It also found over half of UK travellers planning to stay closer to home this summer are planning short trips of up to 3 days, an increase over last year**.

To get the discounted megabus.com prices, passengers simply have to book four weeks before travel. Whether it’s a weekend mini-break or a trip on megabus.com’s new services to Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, the bargain fares on offer mean customers will have more money to spend when they reach their destination.

Some of the destinations included in the offer include Bath, Cardiff, Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, Bristol, London, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Newcastle, Manchester, Plymouth, Falmouth, Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

All megabus.com services operate using vehicles with free Wi-Fi, power sockets, air conditioning and a toilet.

The discounted tickets are now available at www.megabus.com

Managing Director of megabus.com Edward Hodgson said: “This is one of our biggest seat sales, following on from the success of the same promotion last year, and it’s fantastic news for customers. With a million seats priced at £3* between now and October, there’s even more chance of bagging a bargain and saving money on your summer journeys.

“We hope this will make it even easier for people to visit some of the fantastic towns and cities on our network this summer – by saving money on travel, they’ll have more to spend during their trip. We look forward to welcoming even more people on to our greener, smarter coach services throughout the summer.”

megabus.com, part of Stagecoach Group in Scotland, has operated since 2003. It expanded from the UK to North America in 2006.

megabus.com carries more than 15 million passengers a year across the UK and North America.

For more information on this promotion visit https://uk.megabus.com/1-million-3pound-fares-up-for-grabs.aspx

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NOTES TO EDITORS

*Subject to availability and a 50p booking fee

Terms and conditions apply: Note that this offer only applies to megabus journeys. Only available on bookings made at least 4 weeks in advance of travel. Book by 7th September and travel by 5th October. Fares are subject to availability and are not applicable for other Stagecoach operated services including Oxford Tube, Scottish citylink, megabusGold, megabusplus and megatrain.

**More information on Sojern research - http://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php?news_id=2026646

Stagecoach Group

  • Stagecoach Group is an international public transport group, with extensive operations in the UK, the United States and Canada. The Group employs around 40,000 people, and operates around 13,000 buses, coaches, trains and trams.
  • Stagecoach is one of the UK’s biggest bus and coach operators with around 8,500 buses and coaches on a network stretching from south-west England to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Low-cost coach service, megabus.com, operates a network of inter-city services across the UK.
  • Stagecoach is a major UK rail operator, running the South West Trains, Island Line and East Midlands Trains networks. It has a 49% shareholding in Virgin Rail Group, which operates the West Coast rail franchise. It also has a 90% shareholding in Virgin Trains East Coast, which operates the East Coast rail franchise.
  • Stagecoach operates the Supertram light rail network in Sheffield.
  • In North America, Stagecoach operates around 2,300 buses and coaches in the United States and Canada. megabus.com links around 130 key locations in North America. Stagecoach is also involved in operating commuter, transit, contracted, charter, airport shuttle and sightseeing services.