National Express student discount

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National Express offer a 15% off student discount.

Students can enjoy discounted coach travel with a UNiDAYS account, Student Beans account, Prime Student account or TOTUM card. If you regularly travel via National Express, it could be worth signing up for a Young Person’s Coachcard to get a third off year-round travel.

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About National Express

National Express is a coach company that transports millions of people a year to over 1,000 destinations throughout England, Scotland and Wales, including all major cities and airports, and is a great alternative to travelling on the more expensive rail network. You can even travel to selected locations across Europe with its sister company Eurolines.

National Express coach

National Express coach

It’s a cheap yet comfortable way to travel if you are heading home for the holidays or simply going to see some friends for the weekend, so it’s no surprise it’s a favourite with students. There’s a large selection of leaving times and destinations, all for great prices (made even greater by your student discount).

How to get student discount at National Express

It’s easy to get your student discount at National Express - just follow these simple steps:

  • Click the button above to head to the National Express student site
  • Choose your preferred platform – UNiDAYS, Student Beans, Prime Student or TOTUM
  • Follow the steps to log in and get your unique discount code (or for Prime Student, choose to pay via Amazon Pay)
  • Enjoy 15% off your fare

If you are a regular user of National Express coaches, consider signing up for a Young Persons Coachcard instead to save a third on all standard and fully flexible fares year-round, plus 15% off travel to events and festivals. It’ll cost you £12.50 for a year, or £30 for three years.

Frequently asked questions about National Express student discount

Check out our collection of frequently asked questions about National Express student discount below. If you’ve got a question we haven’t answered on this page, just leave a comment, or get in touch through our Facebook group.

Can all students get student discount at National Express?

Yes! As long as you can verify your student status by logging in to UNiDAYS, Student Beans, Prime Student or TOTUM, you can get the discount.

Would I be better off getting a Young Persons Coachcard?

If you’re just looking to book a one-off coach trip, stick with using one of the student discount platforms as this will work out more cost-effective. However, if you’re planning to use National Express coaches regularly, you’ll likely be better off getting a Young Persons Coachcard.

Young Persons Coachcard

Though it’ll cost you £12.50 upfront for the year (or £30 for three years), you should be able to cover the cost quickly in the savings you make. There are no restrictions on peak and off-peak travel times, so you can travel whenever it suits you – including bank holidays and weekends.

National Express sales, offers, and promotions

National Express has regular offers and promotions which are always worth checking out before you book a trip. Sometimes, it might be possible to save more through one of the offers than you can with your student discount!

Past offers at National Express

Past National Express offers featured here at Save the Student includes:

  • Up to 25% off group bookings
  • Kids travel free with every paying adult
  • 2for1 attraction tickets with every ticket
  • 10% off standard anytime return tickets at Gatwick Express
  • Third off travel when three adults travel together at Heathrow Express

Look at the section above for the current active offers and discounts.

If you find any great National Express offers, let us know in the comments below, and we’ll add them to this page. Don’t forget to keep checking back for the most recent National Express offers, sales and deals.

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Lauren is a deals and discounts expert, and the Digital Marketing Manager at Save the Student. She is passionate about saving money and has appeared on Channel 5 documentaries sharing her money-saving tips. Lauren's work is centred around securing the best exclusive deals for Save the Student and working with great student brands.
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