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Thought I'd share a positive experience!!
Member Name: Luisa1981
Advantages: Cheap and cheerful
I think the rest of the reviews on here have covered the basics of Megabus, so I'm not going to go into that.
While I understand a lot of the negativity around them, I have to say that the 8 or 9 times I've taken the Megabus, I've never had a negative experience.
In particular, yesterday I travelled from Cardiff to London. I had a great journey at the fraction of the cost of the train and only an hour longer! I paid £11.50 for my ticket, I could not have travelled by train this cheaply.
The stop in Cardiff is literally 5 minutes off the main shopping street. It's easy to find and as they have one stop, you can't get confused and go to the wrong gate, as is possible at the National Express stop (which is in the main city bus station). I was able to enjoy a day in Cardiff shopping without panicing about getting my bus.
The coach itself was clean, not over-booked (so I didn't have to wrestle for a seat and had plenty of space), warm without being toasty and very smooth. It was modern and up to date and felt nicer than the National Express coach I had taken a few days prior. Due to a lack of drop offs, the bus arrived in London 30 minutes ahead of schedule.
Worth noting for female passengers - above each seat (where the lights are) there is a red panic button with a little symbol of a lady on it (like on a loo door). I felt comforted by this as if I felt unsafe, I could press it, so no issues with travelling alone.
I don't have a bad word to say about it, so I thought I'd share with you guys. Definitely worth looking into if you have never travelled by Megabus before. It's cheap and cheerful and as far as I can tell, nicer than the main competitor.
Give it a go!
Summary: Worth exploring!