December 05, 2012, 5:01 pm -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Market leading budget coach provider, megabus.com, is giving customers an early Christmas present by slashing the price of thousands of tickets during December.
The low-cost operator - which is part of Stagecoach Group - is cutting the cost of seats on its coach networks across the UK throughout this month in a special promotion for passengers.
Discounted seats are available now and can be booked by visiting www.megabus.com.
So far, thousands of seats on megabus.com routes in Scotland, England and Wales have already been reduced in price. Further reductions across the UK megabus.com network will also be introduced to the travel sale throughout December, with tickets on all megabus.com routes benefiting from a price cut at some point this month.
megabus.com offers fares from just £1 (plus 50p booking fee) and operates to dozens of destinations across the UK, serving large cities as well as smaller towns, including Newcastle, Bristol, Manchester, Preston, London, Birmingham, Norwich, Swindon, Plymouth, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, Newport, Swansea and Pembroke Dock, from where passengers can travel by ferry to Rosslare in Ireland.
Additionally, megabus.com is offering free bus travel to customers, with more than 10,000 free seats on its coach networks in England and Wales being made available between 14 January and 28 February 2013
General Manager of megabus.com Ian Laing said: "This promotion is an early Christmas present for our customers. We know people face a lot of extra costs at this time of year so we're pleased to be doing our bit to help make our passengers' money go further. We also hope it will encourage new customers to give our services a try and make the switch to greener, smarter and better value coach travel."
megabus.com was launched in the UK in 2003 and revolutionised coach travel by offering fares from just £1 (plus 50p booking fee) via a simple online booking system. Almost five million passengers now use megabus.com services in the UK every year, which operate to more than 60 locations across the country.
In 2006, Stagecoach launched megabus.com in North America where it has now been used by more than 22 million passengers and serves 120 locations.
Further information about megabus.com services and about the terms and conditions of
the seat giveaway can be found at www.megabus.com.
Notes to Editors:
A 50p booking fee applies to all journeys.
Terms and conditions listed below:
- Fares reduced across all of UK network only. International journeys to/from France,Netherlands and Belgium not included in promotion.
- Prices updated daily
- Megabus national conditions of carriage apply
- Not valid on megatrain journeys or non megabus.com journeys sold through the megabus.com website
About Stagecoach Group
Stagecoach Group is a leading international public transport group, with extensive operations in the UK, United States and Canada.
Stagecoach is one of UK's biggest bus and coach operators with around 7,800 buses and coaches. Around 2.5 million passengers travel on Stagecoach's buses every day on a network stretching from south-west England to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. megabus.com, operates between around 60 towns and cities 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 inter-city rail franchise.
megabus.com now operates a bus to Paris, as well as Brussels and Amsterdam, with two services per day in each direction. In addition, there are two further journeys per day in each direction linking Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.
In North America, Stagecoach operates around 2,900 buses and coaches in the United
States and Canada. Megabus.com links around 120 key locations in North America.
UK Bus Marketing Manager
Stagecoach Group plc