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Megabus Gold Sleeper London-Edinburgh

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168lover

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Hi everyone.

My Dad and I are planning on trying out the Megabus Gold Sleeper Coach in the summer. Are we mad?

Also as a side note we are getting the sleeper coach one way and flying back to London.
 
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Alistair G.

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Haven't used the service myself but from the people I speak to who have used the service the majority are impressed by it. Bed aren't actually specifically allocated until you arrive at the station and board the bus, so although you have a bed you maybe separated from your dad but it's not like your coaches apart!!!.

I've been told they are surprisingly comfortable if perhaps a little snug but value for money I think is pot on (one friend managed to get a deal for £5.... Don't know how or even if that's the best?!?)

Do give feedback on the forum though please if you do decide to do this journey as I'm sure there are a few in here who have considered using this service but haven't had the chance to see any reviews/thoughts of people who have used it.

Enjoy the trip!!!
 

cambsy

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I have done a good few journeys on the Megabus Gold Sleeper, on all its routes, The coaches are double deck Vanhools 13 or 64 plate, so nice and modern. The beds are one top bunk which is thin mattress on canvas like material slung between 2 hefty poles with side netting, and the bottom is 2 bunks which are the daytime leather seats laid flat via mechanism with a sheet put over them - they are ok and fairly comfortable, better than a seat but not like train sleeper beds. There is no privacy and no curtains, you can book upper bunk or lower bunk and book lower bunks together, there is small partition, and you can book a double lower bunk for one person for approx £20.00 extra on top of fare, there is free wifi and charging points, they run non stop to Scotland vv, except for driver changes, and can often arrive early, and miss out stops if no one booked to get on or off, I have done London to Dundee non stop and got to Aberdeen 50 mins early, they are an economy version of the sleeper train, quite noisy and roll around a bit, but generally ok on motorway, They are a good service, You get bottled water when get on, an eye mask toothbrush etc sometimes, and carton of juice and a croissant etc when leave, like travelling on them, are very handy and well worth a try.
 

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I thought it was fine, actually slept better then the Caledonian as I don't sleep well when the blood is alternating from head to foot and back - the bus bunks are longitudinal.
 
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