- Would you trust National Express to be on time?
This coming Saturday, flying from Glasgow at 15:05 this Saturday. National Express coach leaves Stoke at 6am and is scheduled to arrive at 13:30…..jump in a cab from the station to the airport and I should be okay. Not sure how well to timetable they run…..seems like a bad idea chancing it tbh!Posted 3 years agoCletusMember
Their coaches run on normal roads over which they have little control so I think you are cutting things too fine. When I used them to go from Cheltenham to London a couple of months ago the driver routed around a block on the M4 with little delay so I think if there is an option they will do their best to get around it.
Giving yourself 1 hour and 35 minutes before your flight takes off offers no real margin for any delay. I would get the latest coach the previous day and try to sleep on the way then have a long breakfast in Glasgow before heading to the airport.Posted 3 years agojambalayaMember
I would always allow an hours slack and given that journey length the scope for traffic delays out of their control is significant. I used to use the bus to Heathrow a bit and allowed 1hrs slack for a 45 min journey that and checking in 2hrs before ! Perhaps thats not normal 😉Posted 3 years agorocketmanMember
Obv this coming Saturday is bank holiday weekend. Have you ever travelled from the Midlands to Scotland on Bank Holiday Saturday? I have many times the traffic is fricken horrendous all the way to past the Lakes and someone is *guaranteed* to break down/crash in the roadworks J17-19 or whatever it is.
Set off now & good luckPosted 3 years ago
Playing a gig the night previous with my best mates band….then after party round the corner at his….hence thinking coach rather than driving up! Looks like a sober night and set off early on Saturday morning…..currently in a courtesy car….which as we know, drive much faster than a regular car 😆Posted 3 years agoprojectMember
Problem with nat express is theyre timetables services and have to call at all stops, they cant usually avoid any to make up time, and coaches are limed to 65 or 60 mph for tri axle coaches so cant even go a bit faster.
Go the night before, also virgin and network rail are doing repairs renewals over the bank holidayPosted 3 years ago
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