Purchasing bus tickets

I live in the US and would like to purchase a National Express Bus ticket in England. When entering the necessary information, I get the message that information being sent is not encrypted and that it can be easily read by a third party. If that is so, is it a bad idea to purchase bus tickets online? How could you do it otherwise?

Posted by Nigel
East Midlands, England
8757 posts

I've just done a dummy booking and when it came time to enter details the URL changed to https and my Norton verified that it was encrypted. As far as I can tell all is fine, on the official www.nationalexpress.com website. Are you using the official website and not one mimicking or an agency?

Posted by Marilyn
Eugene, Oregon, USA
33 posts

Nigel, yes, I am using the official website, and noted the https designation too. I had called my travel agent and she pointed that out too. She thought the notice must be a disclaimer to cover all possibilities if information is breached. The notice comes after all information is entered and the next step finishes the booking. Here is what the notice actually says: "Although this page is encrypted, the information you have entered is to be sent over an unencrypted connection and could easily be read by a third party. Are you sure you want to continue sending this info? Continue or cancel."