Coaches to Skegness are available from regional towns to the north of Skegness, as well as from Peterborough and London to the south. Coaches arrive at both Skegness Bus Station (also known as Richmond Coach Station) as well as at Butlins Holiday Park. One daily National Express coach service from London is in operation, taking around 5 hours to reach Skegness.
The main coach station intercity coach services to Skegness is Richmond Coach Centre (also named Skegness Bus Station), which is located on Richmond Drive, conveniently located in the centre of the town, adjacent to Skegness Railway Station. Those who are visiting Skegness in order to holiday at Butlins Holiday Park should remain on the coach until it reaches the next stop, which is in Butlins South Car Park.
The main coach company operating coach services to Skegness is National Express, the UK's leading coach company. National Express offer coach services to Skegness from Mapleforth, Peterborough, Ingoldmells and London Victoria, all of which are along the same route being stops on daily services from London to Mapleforth and Mapleforth to London. There is therefore one daily service to Skegness from each of these locations. Journey time from London to Skegness is approximately 5 hours.
Coach travel is one of the easiest ways to travel to Skegness, and those travelling from Peterborough, London, Ingoldmells or Mapleforth can take advantage of a direct service without any changes. Coach travel to Skegness is lower priced than rail travel. Coaches helpfully stop in both the very centre of Skegness as well as at Butlins Holiday Park.
The coach station is the main bus and coach stop in Skegness, but it's not the only one. Those travelling to Skegness in order to holiday at the Butlins Holiday Park should alight from the coach at the stop after the coach station. This stop is located in Butlins South Car Park, just a short walk from the resort entrance. Skegness town centre is small and easily navigable, and those alighting at Skegness Bus Station will be able to access the town's beaches, hotels, shops and restaurants easily after disembarking from the coach.