National Express is stepping its coach services up a gear over the Bank Holiday weekend as it adds thousands of extra seats and low cost fares to its network.

The operator is making thousands of fares available from £7 and has added nearly 6,000 extra seats.

The latest figures for the Bank Holiday weekend show coach bookings are up by 75% year-on-year on certain routes affected by rail disruptions, while Friday May 1 is the most popular day to travel.

The top five biggest increases in coach bookings on routes hit by rail disruption include Norwich – London; Winchester – London; Ipswich – London; Wolverhampton – London; and Canterbury – London.

London meanwhile is the most popular destination to travel to overall this Bank Holiday weekend, followed by Stansted and Heathrow airports as people look to jet off on a quick break.

Outside of London, the top five most popular cities to travel to are Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester and Cardiff.

For details or to book visit www.nationalexpress.com or call 0871-781 8181

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