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A new Glasgow-London bus route has launched – and tickets start at just £3

The coach service has been set up in response to the ongoing airport chaos and UK rail strikes

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Ellie Muir
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Have you been longing for a trip to Scotland but been put off by the airport chaos and rail strikes? Well, you’re in luck. A new summer bus route between Glasgow and London is launching next week ahead of further walkouts planned later this month.

The new link from coach operator FlixBus will launch on Monday and run every day until October, with fares starting at just £2.99. Bargain.

The new service was set up in response to the ongoing rail strikes and flight cancellations. But there are environmental positives to travelling via coach, too, especially when compared with car journeys. Andrew Schorling, of FlixBus UK, said: ‘While airports and airlines cancel flights, we’re adding even more journeys on our reliable, eco-friendly network to ensure everyone can enjoy staycations, day trips and visit loved ones this summer without breaking the bank.’

So, even though you would apparently need ten hours to spare to travel by bus from London to Glasgow, you’d also be doing your bank balance (and the climate) a favour. 

ICYMI: here’s everything we know about this month’s UK rail strikes

Plus: a ‘killer whale’ has been spotted off the coast of Wales.

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