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CityLink v/s Megabus - Any difference in quality?

Mumbai, India
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CityLink v/s Megabus - Any difference in quality?

Hi,

Looking to book a mid-day bus from Aviemore to Edinburgh. Is there any major difference between the bus quality that i should know about before booking?

My first instinct was to book Citylink since its the Scottish national bus service but i saw while searching the forum that both are now owned and run by the same company.

Thanks a lot!

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1. Re: CityLink v/s Megabus - Any difference in quality?

Yes they are in effect the same company.

Citylink Gold serves refreshments and a snack.

Megabus will be cheaper.

glasgow scotland
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2. Re: CityLink v/s Megabus - Any difference in quality?

All long distance Coach Services in Scotland basically use the same type/make of Coach!

These are not like City Buses but far more comfortable.

Mumbai, India
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3. Re: CityLink v/s Megabus - Any difference in quality?

Thanks Guys! Looks like they are the same, so no sense in booking Citylink, which is just 10pp more expensive for the same trip (And no Citylink Gold available for my timings). So going ahead with booking Megabus

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4. Re: CityLink v/s Megabus - Any difference in quality?

They're the same type of vehicle, but those used on 'Citylink Gold' services have a more luxurious interior than other vehicles.

Note, not all Citylink services are 'gold', you need to check the timetable.

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7. Re: CityLink v/s Megabus - Any difference in quality?

I’ve never used either.

But, Megabus were chastised recently for advertising Fares from £1.

Turned out that only ONE Seat is available on each service at £1.

So, misleading as everyone thinks they are getting cheap fares!

Also saw one of their buses lying at the side of the road the other day at Perth, the Police were picking up pieces of it from the Carriageway behind it!

Edited: 6:28 am, May 17, 2018
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