Direct airport coach service returns

As the British public venture further from home and demand for post-covid travel grows, a direct airport coach service from Plymouth has been added back onto the National Express network of scheduled coach services.

The 511 service from Plymouth to Heathrow airport will run once a day each way, seven days a week, via Exteter and Salisbury. 

The route has been reintroduced as part of the UK’s largest coach operator’s return to the road after a three month suspension in response to covid-19.

Chris Hardy, managing director of National Express UK Coach, explains: “Our iconic white fleet restarted services on 1 July, running at a reduced frequency with a focus on major towns and cities.

“Overall demand and bookings have been really positive and the level of requests for travel has meant we can now also add this direct airport service back on the network.”

“We’re working hard to help people enjoy the summer safely and will continue to add new services and increase frequency on existing routes. 

“Our significant covid-secure measures including reduced capacity, temperature screening and additional air conditioning filters, allow customers to travel in confidence. And we’ve also introduced the option to amend the date, time and journey origin and destination free of charge if circumstances change.

“It’s great to be back on the road and playing our part in getting the country safely moving again by providing a safe option for those who have no alternative to public transport.

The Exeter Daily