National Express cooperates with Uber. UK’s largest coach operator has teamed up with Uber to offer customers a seamless travel booking experience.

Uber Travel, the new door-to-door travel product from Uber, sees the introduction of coach and rail transport available to book on the Uber app. The cooperation involves another giant of the travel and tech world: Uber Travel’s booking functionality is indeed powered by Omio, the world’s leading ground transportation platform.

National Express has the goal of switching the bus fleet in the UK to zero emission by 2030. Uber customers in Las Vegas are already able to buy ticket for public buses from Uber app.

We pride ourselves on offering our customers convenient and great value travel on the newest and greenest coach fleet in the UK. Being part of the Uber Travel expansion means that Uber users can easily access safe and reliable coach travel that is great for the pocket and the environment. We are excited to see customers take advantage of the new offering

Chris Hardy, managing director at National Express UK Coach

National Express – Uber

Uber app users who are certain of their travel dates can opt for online exclusive fares on National Express to travel from one of the hundreds of pick up points in major UK towns and cities, or direct airport transfer to Luton Airport, London Stansted, London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester Airport, Birmingham Airport and Bristol Airport. Fully flexible tickets are also available for users who require flexibility for coach ticket changes at no extra cost.

Customers who book their coach or rail bookings on the Uber app will also receive 10% of the cost of their booking back as Uber Credits, for use on future rides, travel bookings or Uber Eats deliveries.

The new service expansion means people from across the UK will now be able to book National Express journeys and centralise all their domestic travel bookings.

Uber study on UK travel behaviour

Following a tumultuous few years of international travel, new research from Uber has found that almost 3 in 5 Brits (57%) say they’re now more likely to holiday in the UK over going abroad. 

When it comes to travelling, UK citizens favour the low-cost option with almost half (49%) stating this is the most important factor when choosing where to travel. Brits also showed they don’t have time to lose when it comes to going on holiday, as two-fifths (40%) prioritise taking the most direct route to their destination, whilst over a third (34%) want a hassle-free booking experience, still according Uber’s study.

National Express – Uber: “an ultimate door-to-door travel experience”

Andrew Brem, general manager at Uber UK said: “Uber users have been able to book rides, bikes, boat services and scooters on the Uber app for a number of years now. We’re thrilled to expand Uber Travel, adding the UK’s best travel services across rail and road creating the ultimate door-to-door travel experience.”

Chris Hardy, managing director at National Express UK Coach said “We pride ourselves on offering our customers convenient and great value travel on the newest and greenest coach fleet in the UK. Being part of the Uber Travel expansion means that Uber users can easily access safe and reliable coach travel that is great for the pocket and the environment. We are excited to see customers take advantage of the new offering”.

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