Stagecoach summer offers include £1 tickets for children in Kent

by Lauren Abbott

Take the kids to the capital for a quid.

That's the latest offer from Stagecoach South East which is offering £1 children's tickets on its new coach service from Kent to London.

Throughout the school holidays, up to two children aged 15 and under can travel at the exceptionally low cost when accompanied by one full-paying adult. Children under four ride for free.

Take children to London for £1 until the end of August
Take children to London for £1 until the end of August

The new Stagecoach Express service, with a route from Canterbury to North Greenwich via Medway, could be the ideal way for families to enjoy a day out in the capital this summer.

Pre-booked single tickets start at £6 for passengers leaving from Medway and £7.50 for Canterbury travellers.

Coaches will drop families next to the O2 arena. From there passengers can head for the former Millennium Dome, which is packed full of restaurants, bars, shops and a cinema, take the cable cars across the river, climb aboard the tube at North Greenwich station to head further into the city or head into Historic Greenwich which is home to a fantastic royal park, Cutty Sark and The Royal Observatory.

Joel Mitchell, managing director at Stagecoach South East, said: “We’re really pleased to be able to offer the Kid for a Quid option this summer – we know that travel fares add up and can turn a reasonably priced day out with the family into a financial nightmare.”

Greenwich Park
Greenwich Park

Onboard charging and free Wi-Fi make it possible to keep all the family's gadgets fully charged on-board the coach, which is both handy for entertaining on the journey, route planning and tourist information. There is also air conditioning, an on-board toilet, reclining seats and reading lights.

Barrie Kelly, CEO at Visit Greenwich, added that he hoped the new service would make a trip to Greenwich 'a very affordable day out' for families in the county.
The new Stagecoach Express service launched at the end of July and includes pick up points at Hempstead Valley, Chatham Bus Station and Chatham Maritime.

Fare information and a full timetable is available at

  • For more suggestions of things to do with the kids this summer see here.

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