The Best National Express Student Fares

Part of the large public transport group that is now National Express, the firm is best known for their coach services – offering a cheap alternative to trains for city to city travel, both short and long-haul.

If you’ve got somewhere to go and aren’t fussed about taking a little extra time to get there, taking a National Express coach is definitely worth considering!

Top Student Buy: Fare to London – £dependent on route/season/event

The Big Smoke ain’t cheap to live in, eat in, drink in, or well… anything really! So you need to save some pennies for any trip away there.

By travelling National Express coach, you can take your time getting there and back and ensure you’re not spending valuable cash on anything before you’ve even arrived!

Dependent on route, most coaches terminate at London Victoria Coach Station, which is super central for you then to make onward travel from. You can also connect to other coach lines through this station, so why not make it a layover as part of a bigger adventure?

Top Student Buy: Fare to Cardiff – £dependent on route/season/event

Unless you’re in the West country already, Wales isn’t a destination most of us consider – but it’s a total party city, and as the Welsh capital, there’s plenty going on to make it worth your while.

There’s often large events on in the city centre and as Europe’s youngest capital, there’s a real drive by local authorities to make it ‘hip and happening’.

Walk the Bay, sample the local music scene in the Gwdihw ‘day-gig’ café and party like a local in the evening. If you’ve got mates at uni in Cardiff, bonus!

Top Student Buy: Fare to Paris – £dependent on route/season/event

Eurolines offers routes a few times a day out of London Victoria Coach Station all the way to Bon Paris!

Travelling either using EuroTunnel or a Ferry service, you can usually get out and stretch your legs on the Channel crossing before you reach passport control and the continent.

It’s a long trip (up to about 10-hours), but can be managed as a day venture if you’re able to sleep there and back. Hot foot it to the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysees and boat bars on the Seine… or just embrace your inner child and head straight to Disneyland!