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.

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