New London-Scotland sleeper coach services started in the summer of 2013 by the Stagecoach Group and Megabus. This follows on from the earlier successful launch by Megabus of a budget overnight sleeper coach service between London and Glasgow.
The new services will link London not only with Edinburgh and Glasgow but with other major Scottish towns and cities. It will be possible to go to sleep in London, wake up in Glasgow and be in Inverness by 11am the next morning. The journey from London to Aberdeen will take just under 11 hours, while the London-Falkirk journey will be under 10 hours.
Towns and Cities Served
The other Scottish towns and cities served by the new sleeper service are Aberdeen, Aviemore, Cumbernauld, Dundee, Dunfermline, Falkirk, Ferrytoll, Inverness and Perth.
Not all towns and cities are linked. One route travels London-Cumbernauld-Perth-Aberdeen, another links London-Glasgow-Aviemore-Inverness, while the third route is London-Edinburgh-Ferrytoll-Dunfermline-Falkirk.
London-Scotland Sleeper Coach Fares
Fares on the new routes will range from £15-60, with a 50p booking fee. They can be booked on the Megabus website.
Sleeper Coach Facilities
The state-of-the-art double-deck coaches cost £500,000 each and have luxury leather seats with tables, power sockets, free Wi-Fi and a toilet. The specially-designed vehicles have 53 seats that convert into 42 beds. Passengers receive complimentary refreshments as well as a sleeper kit which includes an eye mask, a toothbrush and toothpaste.
Services will leave London's Victoria Coach Station at 9.30pm for the Aberdeen route, arriving in Aberdeen at 8.10am the next morning, at 11pm for the Falkirk route arriving in Falkirk at 8.45am, and at 11.15pm for the Inverness route reaching Inverness at 10.53am.
The new services will operate seven days a week to the following timetable:
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