megabus teams up with Yellow Buses

Intercity coach operator megabus has joined forces with Bournemouth-based Yellow Buses to offer a new service from Bournemouth to London, via Heathrow Airport.

The new service will be operated by drivers from locally-owned Yellow Buses, and will run from Thursday to Monday every week offering five daily journeys in each direction starting 21 May.

The timetable has been created by Stagecoach-owned megabus and Yellow Buses to cater for day trippers from Bournemouth to London and vice versa. It also provides an 11.30pm departure from London offering a late night return for theatre goers and football supporters when people are able to return to these venues.

As with other megabus services, reserved seating will be offered as well as additional leg room seats, complimentary wifi on board, as well as an on-board toilet.

In addition to the Bournemouth service, there will also be one journey a day between Weymouth and London.

“Yellow Buses are a highly respected local operator and it’s great to be able to partner with them to provide this service” – Mark Venables, megabus Managing Director

Mark Venables, megabus Managing Director, said: “The staycation summer is fast approaching and the south coast is a firm favourite for many of us.

“We are making day trips and longer stays to visit loved ones and tourist hotspots easier than before and at the same time, creating connections between the largest cities as well as airports across England, Wales and as far as Scotland.

“Yellow Buses are a highly respected local operator and it’s great to be able to partner with them to provide this service, as well as connecting journeys onto their local bus network to locations such as Christchurch and Wimborne.”

David Squire, Managing Director of Yellow Buses, said: “It is great to be able to partner with megabus in providing these services. As the local operator of bus services in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole conurbation and south Dorset area, it’s for the local operator to be able to work with megabus to provide the services.

“megabus offer a great service, and like us, expect the highest of standards from their drivers, so you can be sure of a great experience when travelling with us. The drivers are all local to Bournemouth and the surrounding area, so always have some help and advice to anyone visiting the area for the first time.

“With connecting tickets to be made available for the local service from Bournemouth to Christchurch and Wimborne, this will mean customers can purchase one simple ticket for their journey. We will also be selling megabus tickets at our travel shop in Bournemouth.”

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