Even though most people already know that travelling by bus can be the cheapest way to travel, you may not have thought about all the extra little costs that add up when you aren’t looking. Here are four extremely compelling and unavoidable reasons why you should consider travelling by bus on your next trip:
Many buses have bathrooms on board. This one may sound weird, but think about it: what happens when you pull over at a rest stop for a bathroom break? You walk by a vending machine and “Oh, a chocolate bar sounds really good right now.” Or a Starbucks catches your eye and suddenly “Well I don’t want to get tired so maybe just…a double frappacappachino– no wait, triple. And a muffin. Maybe some chips?” Before you know it, there goes $20 on junk food when you weren’t even hungry to begin with. Charter buses certainly make plenty of stops, but having a bathroom on board limits those junk food opportunities.
You don’t have to plan for gas money. Bus companies often charge either a flat rate or calculate fees based on mileage; regardless of how price is calculated, you’ll know exactly how much money the ticket costs. Even if a bus gets stuck in traffic burning fuel, you won’t be charged extra money for gas or repairs at the end of your trip. Based on government data, coach buses are said to be the safest vehicles on the road; nevertheless, breakdowns can still happen to any vehicle. When you take a bus, you never have to worry about extra maintenance fees along the way.
Time is money, and you have no time to lose. Your time is precious. You already know how frustrating your daily commute can be. When you travel by bus, you can spend that time doing whatever you need to do and leave the driving up to the bus company. Even if you travel by plane, you can end up getting stuck in security for hours on end. Travelling by bus is a great option because it’s simple and because no one steals your time. Many charter buses now come equipped with amenities like free wi-fi and entertainment systems so you can work while you travel.
Charter buses are comfy enough to sleep in. Driving for long distances can be dangerous simply because it’s easy to get tired. You never want to keep driving if you feel yourself falling asleep at the wheel, but it’s certainly not enjoyable to find and pay for a hotel room when you didn’t plan on it. Charter bus services are a great option because if you get tired, you can snooze safely.
So, if you’re looking for a financially responsible way to travel this summer, you might want to research some different bus companies and see what services they offer. Most people are already familiar with big bus companies that have regular planned trips, which are great options for travelling alone or in a small group, but there are also many companies that have charter buses to hire out for specific trips, which is a good option for larger groups. Whether you’re travelling alone or in a group, a charter bus is probably the most affordable way to travel today.