Uber teams up with National Rail, National Express and megabus to take the hassle out of booking travel


Travel, the new door-to-door travel product from Uber is today unveiling a series of high-profile national partners to expand the modes of transport available in the UK. From today, Uber users will be able to book journeys through National Rail, National Express, megabus. Uber Travel’s booking functionality is powered by Omio, the world’s leading ground transportation platform.

Following a tumultuous few years of international travel, new research from Uber 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, Brits 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.

Uber users 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 country will now be able to centralise all their domestic travel bookings in the Uber app. Perfect for weekend getaways, work trips and everyday travel, Uber’s latest roster of partners make travel easy, for every occasion.

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.”

Uber app users who are certain of their travel dates can opt for online exclusive fare 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 change at no extra cost.

Uber app users who opt to travel by train can choose from low-cost Advance Tickets, available up to 12 weeks ahead of travel date in limited quantities. Uber Travel users can also opt for Anytime Tickets and Off-peak Tickets that are refundable if you change your plans.

Uber now boasts travel options including Uber Green’s electrical vehicles, Uber Rent, National Express, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, National Rail, Heathrow Express, Eurostar, Lime and megabus, turning the Uber app into a one-stop shop for all travel needs.