5 Cities to Visit in the UK by Coach

There’s nothing I love more than bargain travel and one of my favourite ways to save money when travelling in the UK is by booking a coach instead of a train.

I know it can be a little longer, but if I’m in a situation when I can be a little more leisurely with time I actually prefer to book a coach because I have the worst luck when it comes to trains. No, seriously – every time I go to get a train something bad happens. 

As I’m aiming to do more UK city breaks next year I thought I’d put together a list of the cities I could easily get to by coach and spend a weekend there. Depending on accommodation prices I could easily squeeze in these five cheap UK breaks between my European and US adventures, and they would be even cheaper if you’ve got a student bus pass!


Believe it or not, I STILL haven’t done a proper weekend in Liverpool. I’ve been on school trips and to meet friends at events, but I have never been with the purpose of walking around and exploring. There is so much that I want to see and do in what seems like an incredible city, so I’m dying to book myself a ticket!


This is another city I haven’t really had the chance to explore. I’ve been there with my parents to go shopping and for an event, but I haven’t spent time with my camera walking around and getting to know the city. I’m hoping to make this a reality either in time for the Christmas markets, or early next year.


If you don’t know by now, London is my second home. I studied my degree there for three years and after Graduation I was unable to find a job, so I had to move back home. I’d give anything to move back but for now, weekend trips will have to do.


I think a trip to Brighton is well overdue considering I lived so close when I was in London and never visited. I love cities and I love the beach, so it seems like the perfect combination for me? Hoping to make this trip a reality next summer.


I was in Cardiff recently for a Hen-weekend, which meant I couldn’t really do a lot of exploring between drinks. I managed to sneak in a quick visit to the castle but I’d love to go back and visit the bay area and all the other places I’ve been recommended.

I need to stop thinking that it’s expensive to travel around the UK as there’s always an alternative to those incredibly steep train prices. Here’s to more UK city breaks in 2018!

Kirsty Leanne


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  1. September 13, 2017 / 8:01 am

    Hi Kirsty, great article and I totally agree that travel by coach is a very reasonably priced and underrated way to get around ! Please don’t forget to include my hometown of Nottingham in the list, very popular nowadays with weekenders, cheers !

  2. September 16, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    Awesome ideas! I will love to visit all of them, especially Brighton! Is one day enough for exploring it?

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