As the summer finally approaches, people across the UK will be getting increasingly excited about the prospect of a variety of activities traditionally associated with the season. From barbeques in the back garden to basking in the sunshine in a vast, green field – the simple joys of summertime can lift your spirits immeasurably.
What’s more, the summer months provide the most opportune time to travel around Britain. And whether you’re going to a music festival or you simply want to explore certain parts of the country, there’s one mode of travel that’s sure to reign above all else: coach travel.
Travelling by coach could be a real benefit when you’re trying to get from one place to another this summer. For starters, you’ll avoid overcrowded and overheated train services, which are often delayed due to the expansion of rail tracks in hot weather. Furthermore, coach journeys often take breaks in rest areas, so you’ll be able to stretch your legs at regular intervals and visit the toilet frequently.
Modern coaches even have free onboard WiFi access – so if you take your laptop on your coach journey you’ll be able to surf the internet at your leisure. And while it’s true that coach travel often takes longer than train or air travel, coach travel also allows you to appreciate the sights you pass during your journey, particularly if you’re travelling during the day. A daytime coach journey from Glasgow to Manchester, for example, would provide for stunning views of the Lake District, England’s beautiful north-west and the charming Scottish borders.
The frequency of coach journey timetables also means that you’ll be able to maintain flexibility and travel when it suits you; an overnight coach journey from London to Edinburgh, for example, means that you can leave the big city at midnight after a full day’s activity and arrive in Scotland in time for breakfast, having had a complete night’s sleep on your coach.
Coach travel is sure to make your summer excursions that little bit easier. Take a coach to the Glastonbury festival in June for convenient transport to one of Europe’s most anticipated musical events. Or if you want to take a short shopping break in one of Britain’s best shopping cities, like Birmingham or Manchester, coach travel is the way to go.
If you’re going on holiday this summer, you can also get a coach to the airport in order to ensure the convenient, hassle-free transport of you and your baggage. Some coach companies in Britain also provide coach travel overseas; National Express, for instance, offers special services to ski resorts around Europe with their Eurolines service, as well as offering travel to major European destinations – including Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin.