Exploring by bus

Bus about town, ramble between villages, ride an open-topper or head off on a busman’s holiday.

When you travel by bus, the journey is all part of the day out. Enjoy the view over the hedges and the villages along the way. Without a car, you’re free do a linear walk, enjoy a local tipple and to snooze on the way home. In many parts of the country you’ll find smart new buses, with comfy seats and free wi-fi, though in a few places you can still enjoy the no-frills retro experience!

  1. Holidays by bus

    Wherever you go in UK, buses are a great way to get off the beaten track and enjoy some local craic. And, if the there’s only a couple of buses a day, you’re more likely to slow down and really discover a place than to rush on through.

    Some parts of the UK especially lend themselves to a car-free holiday. A few of our favorites include: Fife, Northumberland Coast, Hadrian’s Wall, Yorkshire Dales, Lake District, The Gower, Isle of Wight and Cornwall. You can travel all day in Cornwall for just £5 (for £10 family).

    For longer distance journeys, you can book inter-city coaches for as little as £5 on National Express, Megabus or Snap. And for affordable travel to festivals and events check out Vamooz and Big Green Coach.

    If you’ve only got a day or two to take in the sights, a guided tour from companies like Go Cotswolds, Hidden Lakeland or Rabbies could be just the thing.