megabus mascottMegaBus UK are one the most popular inter city bus services offering really cheap bus tickets for just £1.00 plus a £0.50p booking fee.

UPDATE 2020:  20,000 free seats in their huge giveaway promotion for journeys between the 9th January 2020 and the June 2020.

Find out more here and search for a free seat:


saveYou might be taken-aback by the high number of routes and stops available on the the MegaBus UK service with hundreds of top locations operating across the North, South, West and East of the UK.

Are you a student? Save an extra 10% on Megabus tickets

If you are a student with a valid NUS extra card you can also receive an extra 10% discount on your ticket price, but the initial NUS Extra card will set you back £12.00, if you have a student bank account please check with them as sometimes they will give you a free NUS card as a benefit.

How to book £1  tickets?

Take a look at the following page on their website to see the £1 tickets which are available for purchase.

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pound£1 tickets can be found by navigating to the website and entering your travel requirements, please note the sale does not seem to have been publicly announced by mega bus so it’s a first come first serve. £1 tickets can’t always be found for every single route, it seems to be a first come first serve basis. So if you have a trip planned some months in advance it makes sense to search for the cheaper tickets early rather than last minute as they may be booked.

Prefer the train? get £1.00 train tickets with MegaTrain

MegaTrain is part of the StageCoach Group which owns the bus company, they also offer £1 rail fares.

Take a look here for more information on that:

Sample MegaBus routes & pricing:

  • London to Manchester – £1.00 + £0.50 / £1.50
  • York to Glasgow - £1.00 + £0.50 / £1.50
  • Leeds to Manchester - £1.00 + £0.50 / £1.50
  • Manchester to Southampton - £1.00 + £0.50 / £1.50

Sample booking from the website:

sample booking £1 tickets

We found £1.00 tickets.


Tips on how to get the £1 Megabus tickets

We have found that finding a £1 train ticket with the MegaBus platform fairly easy, the firm releases multiple £1 fares through its booking platform several weeks before travel, so if you want to find a cheap ticket then its better to plan in advance and book as early as you can.