Kids Ride for Free on National Bus Service in the U.K.

National Express, a British bus line, sells two family discount cards that allow kids up to age 15 to travel for free. The company services more than 1,000 destinations throughout the U.K

The Deal

The cards can be used on all National Express services in England and Wales, and on select routes in Scotland. Cards and rates are:

  • £8 (about $16) for a Family 1plus1 Coachcard, which allows one child to travel for free with a full-fare paying adult.
  • £16 (about $32) for a Family 2 plus 2 Coachcard, which allows two children to travel for free with two full-fare paying adults.

Cards are valid for one year from the purchase date.

To Book

For more information, visit the National Express website. To purchase these cards, call 011 44 8705 808080 or visit a National Express agent in England.

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