It’s easy to shrug off bus travel when you can fly, take trains, or rent cars, but bus travel almost always has one distinct advantage: it’s dirt cheap. If you’re traveling to the UK anytime soon, check out their bus routes. You can see a sizable portion of the country for less than $90 (not including airfare and lodging).
And here’s a breakdown of what each bus fare costs:
London to Birmingham: £14.05 or $19.66
Birmingham to Liverpool: £13.70 or $19.18
Liverpool to Manchester: £5.47 or $7.65
Manchester to Leeds: £8.57 or $11.99
Leeds to London: £17.95 or $25.13
That brings the total to $83.61, not including your airfare or lodging, of course. The prices they calculated are based on the average coach fares Wanderu could find for each route over a 30-day period, though, so those numbers might fluctuate. Still, if it stays in a similar price range, that’s incredibly cheap for being able to travel between five separate major cities. I’ve had surged-out Uber rides cost more than that! You can learn more about the routes, including the best time to buy tickets and what days are busiest, at the link below.