Stagecoach owned megabus.com is to run coach services throughout the festive season across the UK and mainland Europe. Its services will again run on Christmas Day this year, serving 20 locations across England and Wales including London, Milton Keynes, Rugby, Coventry, Birmingham, Leicester, Loughborough, Derby, Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool, Huddersfield, Leeds, Bradford, York, Cardiff, Newport, Bristol, Swindon and Cwmbran. On all other days throughout Christmas and New Year, including New Year’s Day, megabus.com will operate a near-normal service on most routes across the UK. The company’s services within mainland Europe will also operate throughout the whole Christmas and New Year period.
On New Year’s Eve, megabus.com will operate special services departing London after the New Year celebrations which will provide links to 25 cities across the UK. Cross-channel services between the UK and mainland Europe will also run throughout the festive season, with some timetable alterations to apply on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. megabusGold.com overnight sleepercoach services will also continue to run throughout the period, including on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years’ Eve and New Years’ Day, although a slightly reduced service will run on those days.