Gatwick’s National Express Coaches

Posted on 24. Nov, 2011 by in Transportation

There are different ways to reach Gatwick Airport. Almost 98% of the UK including local stops in England, Wales and Scotland is covered by National Express coaches. They will reassure you that you get to your flight or destination right on time.

They have different promos to cater to their growing customers. It is a often the choice of transportation by most travellers since they have the cheapest rates to get around UK. They are known for their cheap rates, clean, comfortable and prompt coaches with friendly drivers. And if you plan to head to any European destination, you may consider taking one of their Euroline coaches.

Making use of the coach services from National Express guarantees you that you will be able to save money since you don’t have to pay for car parking. And the good thing about them is that you will be dropped off at the terminal door.

Their friendly drivers are also a noted feature of these coaches. They will assist you with your luggage as you make your way to your seat. For your toilet needs, you need not worry since they have washrooms on board to make your trip a lot more convenient.

Stop Points

Wherever your destination is, National Express is the answer to all your travelling needs. They provide direct airport links and connect the four major London airports which is Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted. They have 100 services in a day between Gatwick and Heathrow lasting about an hour each. You can make several stops and indicate it when you book for their services.

Pick up and Drop Off Stations

The pick-up and drop-off stations at the Gatwick airport depends on the terminal you are in. At the North Terminal, the coach services arrive and depart at from the lower level just outside the international arrivals area. The National Express ticketing office is located inside the terminal at the international arrivals area. If you wish to reach the other terminal, you may make use of the free monorail transit train service which is clearly signposted around the terminal. You may also make use of this if you are from the South Terminal who wishes to connect to the North Terminal.

At the South Terminal, the coach service arrives and departs from the lower forecourt at stops 16 and 17. The ticket offices of National Express are situated at the arrivals travel center and in the upper forecourt area.

Discount Packages


If you are travelling by group, National Express coaches can be the cheapest and easiest way for you to get around UK or even abroad. Discounts are given for passengers who travel in 4s or more. Their prices start from just £99 return on popular routes. So if you are travelling out or into Gatwick from Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Coventry, Newport, Swansea, Warwick or Wolverhampton as a group your journey will work out at just £24.75 each! In addition to that, you will be able to save on parking charges and your trip is stress-free.

Students and Minors

National Express provides promos and discounts for full time students and young people aged 16-26 through their Coachcard. With Coachcard, it will only cost you £10 for a year or £25 for 3 years, which means you, can save up to 30% on coach travel across the UK. So if you are within the age limit, feel free to utilize the coach services from National Express and save a lot.

Seniors over 60

For the passengers who are over 60 years old, you will automatically have a discounted rate , when you travel with the coaches of National Express. Their rates are almost half of the regular prices which will automatically be worked on as you book your tickets. Other than that you don’t need to pay for a concession card or something similar which saves hassle as well as money! Over the course of the year, during off peak travel times, you can get up to 50% off your fare for coach services in England, Wales and Scotland. If you book your ticket during a peak travel period (Fridays throughout the year, Saturdays in July and August and during Easter, Christmas or New Year holidays) you can still qualify for discounts of up to 30%.


Most customers of National Express are families. For the family travellers, they have have special concession cards for families called Coachcards. This cards cost only £8 or £16 for a whole year of discounted travel for children (aged 3-15) depending on the number of adults and children travelling. You can choose from their 1plus1 (£8 per year) or 2plus2 (£16 per year) Coachcards. 1plus1 allows one child to travel free when accompanied by a full paying adult, and 2plus2 allows 2 children to travel free when accompanied by 2 full paying adults. Under 3’s always travel free on National Express coaches.

Eurolines Coaches

If you are afraid of heights, then maybe you may opt to travel by land using coaches, which is why there is National Express Eurolines for your European adventure. The downside of using them is that it may take you longer to arrive to your destination but for a smart traveller, it is okay as long as they are able to save money. Another good thing about them is that you are able to marvel on different spots as you travel to your destination. Their prices start at £9 for one way trips from London Victoria station to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Cork and Dublin.

Eurolines are Europe’s largest regular coach network and are connected with many European coach and bus companies so they can offer the best prices across 500 destinations throughout Europe and Ireland! They offer Funfares” which are the cheapest Eurolines fares to European cities. But for you to obtain their promo, you should have to book ahead of time or book it online.

Health Benefits of Travelling with Coaches

For our eco-friendly travellers, coaches help them stay with their advocacy as they are the the most environmentally friendly forms of public transport. National Express is proud that their vehicles help individuals reduce their carbon footprint. They have created the emissions calculator which enables folks to determine how big their carbon footprint is and how much they can cut that down by travelling with coaches!

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