A few days ago now, I logged into easybus.com to book meself a ticket from Central London to Stansted Airport for my flight to Dortmund. Sure, I could have easily taken the express train and made the journey in short time but Easy Bus have always been cheap and done the job in just over an hour. Until now!
The price difference has always been a winner for me. Why pay £17 for the train when I can get the bus for £3.99! That saving pays for my breakfast and then some and as you know when travelling on a budget, every little helps. The thing is, whilst the Easy Bus website still exists, they are now operated by Aero Bus Express Services. What’s more, the journey is now 2 full hours and you spend the first hour of the trip going to multiple pick up sites. They no longer operate the speedy and efficient mini vans but now full scale buses which slow things down a bit.
Reading online reviews, you would think that Easy Bus have become something akin to the Nazi party in the 21st Century. However, it is what it is. A cheap alternative to more expensive modes of transport. So, if you have lots of time on your hands like I did this morning, sit back, relax and try to enjoy the lengthy journey from London Victoria to Stansted Airport via many, many inner city stops. If that isn’t your cup of tea, then you are welcome to cough up a shit load more and jump on the train. As always, we consumers have a choice so choose wisely…..