Travel is a major factor when choosing which university to go to - it’s not just the distance but also the cost.?
Maybe you can convince your parents to do the start and end of term drop-off and pick-up but it’ll mostly be down to you to find the easiest and cheapest way to get to where you want to be.
Going by coach has always offered great value when compared to rail but travel with National Express matches up when it comes to more than price...
There’s no standing allowed so you’re always guaranteed a seat, complete with plenty of legroom, air-conditioning controls and power sockets. You also get free WiFi and an onboard entertainment system, offering free films and TV.
A generous standard luggage allowance of two 20kg suitcases and one piece of hand luggage means you don’t have to worry about packing light.
And because the maximum age of any National Express coach is five years, you can be sure of a modern, comfortable journey using the latest in safety technology.
National Express is the UK’s largest coach operator with an unrivalled network running 1,800 services a day to more than 750 locations, including at universities.
Be picked up and dropped off at Pool Meadow bus station which is located in the city centre. Only a 5-minute walk from Coventry University’s central campus buildings, it’s easily accessible for students.
Technology makes buying your ticket easy with online booking, e-tickets and an app that allows you to track your coach on its journey.
Over 70% of the current National Express fleet are Euro VI vehicles with built in technology as standard for pollution abatement, resulting in lower fuel consumption, lower climate impact and lower CO2 emissions. Giving out five times fewer CO2 emissions than a car, coach really is an environmentally friendly choice of transport.?
Not forgetting the cost...
Fares start from £5 one way to hundreds of destinations and there’s even an online low fare finder to help you get the best deal.
For regular travellers, it makes sense to get a Young Persons Coachcard, available to 16 to 26 year olds and full time students. At £12.50 for one year or £30 for three (plus £2.50 postage), it gives ? off standard and fully flexible fares with no restrictions on peak and off peak times, public holidays or weekends. It also gives 15% discount for travel to festivals and events including Boomtown and Glastonbury.
Explore with coach
As well as travelling home or visiting friends at other universities, why not use coach to go further afield from Coventry?
Leicester is only an hour away. Visit the new King Richard III Visitor Centre telling the fascinating story of how the King’s remains were discovered under a city centre car park.
You can be in Cheltenham in two hours and for £13 and head to Leckhampton Hill with its breath-taking views over the town and the Severn Valley.?
Or for £19.60, why not take a shopping trip direct to Meadowhall in Sheffield with its 290 stores, 50 places to eat and an 11 screen cinema.
To buy a Young Persons Coachcard or for further information go to: http://linkbam.uk/t/coventrysuarticle