The first budget London-Glasgow sleeper coach service was introduced in 2011 on an experimental basis by Stagecoach. It was so successful that it has continued to operate. The budget service is run by their Megabus company, using specially-adapted articulated coaches which carry just 24 passengers. The reason for the low number of passengers is because each traveller has their own sleeping berth and a standard seat too.
The most expensive tickets between Glasgow and London are no more than £40 one way, with some tickets as cheap as £1. The service takes passengers from city centre to city centre. Megabus already operates an overnight London-Glasgow bus service, between London’s Victoria Coach Station and Glasgow’s Buchanan Bus Station.
Services depart London at 23.55 each evening, arriving in Glasgow at 7.45 the next morning, a journey time of just under 8 hours. The return journeys leave Glasgow at 23.10 and arrive in London at 7am.
Each coach provides passengers with an onboard toilet, free Wi-Fi, refreshments, and an overnight pack containing a toothbrush, toothpaste, a bottle of water, an eye mask and a luggage label. Each berth has a reading light and a curtain for extra privacy, as well as a duvet, pillow, and blanket. The coaches are also fitted with CCTV and each berth is equipped with a button to alert the driver in the event of an emergency.
The London to Glasgow sleeper coach service can be booked on the Megabus website.
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