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Archive: April 2011

New Setra coaches in international transport

Posted in Industry news

Bohemia Touring Company - part of Eurolines’ Group, uses on the route Prague - Bratislava modern Setra 416 GT-HD / 2 ComfortClass 400 coaches in the highest 4-star standard. This is the first business-class line in Eurolines Group and one of few in the Eastern Europe. The equipment of the two-axle S 416 GT-HD / 2 ComfortClass 400 is aligned to the needs of business travelers. Setra coach has a comfortable seating, a voltage transformer 220/Volt and 12 evenly spaced sockets for laptops and mobile phones. Thanks to free, shared Wi-Fi, laptops and multimedia mobile phones a...

Family Campaign

Posted in Budget travel

In years gone by family was the hub of the home. Socialising took place within small communities and generations of families lived in close proximity, looking after and learning from one another. Times change though, and it is now a much more common occurrence for families to live apart, having to move for a wealth of reasons and working hard to juggle the everyday tasks; leaving less time available to socialise and be a part of one anotheres lives. Bridging the distance to loved ones however, is not insurmountable. It can be seen as an adventure day; an activity day or a ...

Coach crossing by Eurotunnel

Posted in Travel tips

To make a journey from the UK to France and to other European countries, coaches and other vehicles have to cross the English Channel. It is now possible in two ways, by ferry or by Eurotunnel. Today I will explain and show to you the coach crossing by Eurotunnel.According to Wikipedia: The Channel Tunnel (French: Le tunnel sous la Manche), also known as the Chunnel, is a 50.5 km (31.4 mi) undersea rail tunnel linking Folkestone, Kent in the UK with Coquelles, near Calais in northern France beneath the English Channel at the Strait of Dover. At its lowest point it is 75 m (...

International Campaign

Posted in Budget travel

The level of immigration in the UK has been rising since 2004, it seems the United Kingdom has become a popular place for people to live, work and play. Immigration in the UK is a controversial topic, but there is little doubt that it is happening, and with it comes a greater diversity in British culture and an opportunity to learn from one another. Of course, a larger number of people residing in the UK means increased population, higher CO2 emissions and greater congestion in our cities. Therefore, the British transport infrastructure needs to expand, in order to offer co...

Tickets directly on your mobile phone

Posted in Travel tips

National Express Did you know that you can have your National Express ticket sent directly to your mobile phone as a text message? That's right - m-Tickets are now available to book online for a growing number of services, for a booking fee of just 50p. There's no need to take a paper ticket with you when you travel - just show your phone to the driver when you board! To take advantage of this great service when booking online, simply select m-Ticket when choosing ticket delivery options. Click here to book now Megabus Magabus after booking sends directly on ...

Launch of French inter-regional coach services

Posted in Budget travel

A great news from France. Eurolines France have reported on their website, that they’ll be launching inter-regional coach services in France in the spring this year. France is currently dominated by the railway companies, so far the inter-regional connections are performed only by trains.

More than 500 journey combinations will be possible incorporating mainstream routes and less familiar journeys such as: Paris – Tours - Bordeaux, Paris – Valenciennes - Lille, Paris – Lyon, Bordeaux – Toulouse – Carcassonne - Perpignan, Grenoble – Lille, Toul...

New summer international timetable

Posted in Vacation planning

Eurolines UK has introduced a summer timetable. The new timetable is valid between 1 April and 31 October 2011. When Eurolines timetable changes you can expect a variety of surprises. Sometimes they're good and sometimes really disturbing. Now 10 daily services from London to Paris during summer peak time. A total of 6 daily services to Amsterdam during the summer peak, including two daytime and an additional night time service. 7 daily services to Brussels during the summer peak including a new service calling en route at Calais and Dunkerque. Daily services to Vienn...

Student Campaign

Posted in Budget travel offers students the chance to travel to over 50 destinations in the UK from as little as £1 + 50p booking fee! With networks throughout the UK, megabus travels in and out of many popular student destinations, including Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Derby, Birmingham, Cambridge, Reading, Oxford, Cardiff and Exeter (amongst many others). It’s a difficult time out there for students. Securing a quality education is becoming more and more costly and many of you are facing a balancing act - juggling education with part or even full time em...

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