launches mega sale during December

From: Stagecoach Group plc
Published: Wed Dec 05 2012

Market leading budget coach provider,, 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

So far, thousands of seats on routes in Scotland, England and Wales have already been reduced in price. Further reductions across the UK network will also be introduced to the travel sale throughout December, with tickets on all routes benefiting from a price cut at some point this month. 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, 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 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." 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 services in the UK every year, which operate to more than 60 locations across the country.

In 2006, Stagecoach launched in North America where it has now been used by more than 22 million passengers and serves 120 locations.

Further information about services and about the terms and conditions of the seat giveaway can be found at


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 journeys sold through the 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., 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. 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. links around 120 key locations in North America.

PR Contact:
Jodine Milne
UK Bus Marketing Manager
Stagecoach Group plc
0191 5675251
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