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Mega bus is one of the cheapest bus companies operating in the United Kingdom with a huge following among budget travellers and students.

The company rapidly expanded some years ago due to the famous £1 ticket sale which allowed customers to travel on the bus network including top routes up and down the country, the £1 ticket’s are still available to this day as the company frequently offers the promotion.

With the Summer sun upon us know is the perfect time to take a mini city break in the UK with mega bus, with a £1 ticket sale recently announced you could travel to and from your destination on a mega budget.

How to find a £1 bus ticket?

The £1 tickets seem to be available on and off so they can be quite challenging to find but if your savvy enough and plan your trip in advance this gives you enough time to frequently browse megabus.com and keep your eyes peeled for a cheap seat.

You can also keep coming back to this website as we tend to update our visitors on the latest seat sales.

How do they do it?

You might be wondering how this travel company can afford to offer customers travel on their bus service for just £1,  it seems to good to be true, but we can assure you it’s legitimate. One of the best kept secrets in the travel industry is companies don’t like empty seats, this goes for airlines, trains and bus companies.

How to book?

To find and book your seat on a this service simply head over to the website www.megabus.com or alternatively you can book your seats over the phone by contacting 0900 1600 900 Sunday – Saturday 07:00 to 22:00.

Student discount

NUS the National Union of Students has partnered with them provide an exclusive 10% discount when you have an NUS Extra Card, the card initially costs £12 and you must be studying within the UK. You can purchase an NUS Extra Card here http://www.nus.org.uk/

FREE seats

Another great offer they do is the free seats sales, the most recent one we can recall was last December when 10,000 free seats were offered to customers across departing routes in England and Wales.

Sample routes and stops

Below is a sample of some popular stops and routes on the service to explain the £1.00 fares.

no Destination Price Booking Fee
1 Manchester £1.00 £0.50
2 York £1.00 £0.50
3 London £1.00 £0.50
4 Birmingham £1.00 £0.50
5 Leeds £1.00 £0.50
5 Norwich £1.00 £0.50
5 Scotland £1.00 £0.50
5 Newcastle £1.00 £0.50
5 Bristol £1.00 £0.50
5 Swansea £1.00 £0.50
5 Leicster £1.00 £0.50



The company is extremely generous when it comes to luggage, the rules are copletly different in comparison to flying with Easyjet or Ryanair where you will be bled dry for exceeding the allowence.

A massive 20kg of weight is allowed on the bus, luggage is held under neath bus in a large compartment.

  • 1 x Bag with maximum weight of 20g.
  • 1 x Bag Extra – additional £5.00 charge.

Booking Fee’s

One thing that we have not mentioned is that they charge a small £0.50 booking fee per ticket sale. Please not this is extremely low in comparison with other companies who can charge up to £3.00

The Mascot

sidYou might of come across the famous Mascot called Sid!! It’s worth remembering what the  mascot looks like so when you are waiting for your bus to arrive you will be sure not to miss it! The Mascot is displayed mainly on the back and side of most buses.

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