The Benefits of Traveling By Bus – Travel Food for Thought

When most people think about traveling, they automatically think about flying or stuffing the family into a rented SUV. Sure, these are both great methods of traveling, but a coach bus offers several different advantages that you won’t get with these means of travel. What most travelers forget is that the process of getting to your destination can be just as important as choosing the right destination and that really is where the coach bus excels. Below, you will discover some of the benefits that you can receive when traveling by bus.

 

The Benefits of Traveling By Bus

 

When most people think about traveling, they automatically think about flying or stuffing the family into a rented SUV. Sure, these are both great methods of traveling, but a coach bus offers several different advantages that you won’t get with these means of travel. What most travelers forget is that the process of getting to your destination can be just as important as choosing the right destination and that really is where the coach bus excels. Below, you will discover some of the benefits that you can receive when traveling by bus.

 

Less Harmful To the Environment

 

With all the pollution and global warming in the world, eco-friendly transportation should be a major concern for everyone. At first glance, the coach bus might not seem like the most environmentally friendly travel option. However, most people are shocked when they learn that a commercial bus actually consumes far less fuel per passenger than a fully loaded personal vehicle. In fact, a fully loaded coach bus can achieve nearly five times the fuel efficiency per individual compared to a regular vehicle. Along with this, there are some busses out there that run off 100 percent bio-diesel fuel.

 

Avoid the Stress

 

Renting an SUV or driving your personal vehicle across a state can provide more quality time with the family, but it can become taxing after a while. And, this is not to even mention the added stress of navigating in uncharted waters. Not only do you have to be concerned with traffic patterns, road conditions and weather, but you also have to worry about other drivers on the road. Flying might seem like a more stress-free option, but have you tried navigating your way through an airport these days? There are more security checkpoints and guards than ever before. In fact, you will probably have to arrive an hour early just to make sure that you make your flight on time.

 

Meet People

 

It is true that buses can be somewhat busy. This might seem like a bad thing, but it can be good too. There is a possibility that the bus is going to be a little busy. However, this is going to give you the opportunity to mingle with locals. You can also chat with other tourists along the way. When you ride the bus, you’ll be able to sit beside a stranger. That will give you the chance to learn about the individual and their travels. You just never know. Your bus ride might be the most interesting aspect of your entire trip!

 

Saves Wear And Tear

 

There are many people who want the freedom of driving their own vehicle. Just remember that taking your vehicle on the trip is going to put a lot of wear and tear on it. That means that your automobile is going to tear up much sooner. This is something that you’ll want to avoid. After all, most consumers cannot run out and buy a new vehicle on a whim. By taking a shuttle bus, you’ll be able to prevent that some happening. The wear and tear will be put on the bus and not your vehicle. This will give you additional peace of mind that your vehicle is going to last a tad bit longer than it might otherwise.

 

Saving Money

 

There are many ways to travel around the city. Just remember that some methods are going to be much more expensive than others. It is true that renting a vehicle will give you more freedom. However, renting a car or van is going to be very expensive. A bus might not be right for everyone, but it is definitely a good choice for people who want to save money! A bus ticket will not break the bank and it’ll take you a lot of places. What more could you ask for? A bus is going to allow you to splurge more on other aspects of your vacation.

 

Safer

 

It is entirely possible to walk from one destination to the next. This is a good way to get some exercise. Just remember that walking isn’t always safe. The world can be a very dangerous place and some cities are overrun with crime. With that being said, you should opt for a safer form of transportation. This is why you’ll want to ride on the bus. When you’re on the bus, you won’t have to worry about walking down the street at night. Riding a bus is much safer than walking on your own!

 

Good for The Whole Family

 

Finally, you should know that a bus is going to be a good option for the entire family. If you own a small sports car, you’ll never be able to accommodate everyone. You probably only have room for two or four people. You can avoid the frustration by buying bus tickets for everyone. This will ensure that you’re able to travel together as a family without breaking the bank.

 

Great Comfort

 

It is true that some forms of transportation are more comfortable than others. If you’re going to be traveling on an airplane, you might not have enough room for your legs. You might not be able to stretch out. This is not going to be a problem with a bus. Most of the time, the local buses are not completely full. Therefore, you should have more room and that means greater comfort for you and your loved ones!

 

Taken Out Of Your Hands

 

If you attempt to drive on your own, you’ll need directions or a GPS and you still might be led astray. This isn’t going to be an issue with the bus. You can guarantee that your bus driver is going to follow the same route every single day. This ensures that you won’t get lost and you’ll reach your destination much quicker than you might otherwise.

 


About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. Christa has been traveling the world since 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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