• Make the most of your Thanksgiving bus trip!

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    With Thanksgiving around the corner, thousands of passengers will be traveling by bus to see their families. Some journeys will be long but if you follow a couple of simple steps, they will definitely be easier to handle. We have put together a list of insider tips to let you enjoy your Thanksgiving bus ride as much as the destination!   How to make the most of your next bus trip Before your trip During your trip Saving $ Across the border Find all the answers to your questions in our  ➠   FAQ Before your trip Planning your trip home for Thanksgiving ensures you an easy trip. No one wants…

  • FlixMobility Acquired Greyhound: Will America’s Iconic Buses Disappear?

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    In a historic move, the German company FlixMobility, parent company of FlixBus, has bought the iconic American brand, Greyhound. The sale is for $172 million with a deferred consideration of $32 million to be paid over 18 months. But what exactly will this mean for America’s leading bus company and intercity travel in the USA? While this remains to be seen, the fact of that matter is that both FlixBus and Greyhound share the vision of expanding bus ridership throughout the US by making a cheaper and eco-friendly alternative to private cars. Download the CheckMyBus app for FREE for your Mobile Device: Founded in 2013, FlixBus has grown exponentially since…

  • America’s Longest Bus Rides & Scenic Routes

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    Next time you catch yourself complaining about your 4-hour bus ride from Boston to New York City, consider this: the longest ever bus ride took almost 400 days to complete. We’ll go back to our record-breaking mammoth of a journey in a moment but, first, let’s take a look closer to home. Download the CheckMyBus app for FREE for your Mobile Device: America’s Longest Bus Rides America is the world’s 4th largest country with a surface area of 3.5m square miles. This means there’s a lot of ground to cover if you want to travel from coast to coast. Jack Kerouac did it in the 50s and there still is…

  • Frequently Asked Questions about the Bus (FAQ)

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    Here, you will find the most frequently asked questions about the bus from CheckMyBus users. Thanks to the well-established bus routes across America and the efforts of numerous companies, such as Greyhound, megabus and FlixBus, bus travel has been made a lot easier than before. Apart from the low price tickets, traveling by bus offers you advantages, such as extra luggage  compared to flights or rail, free and fast Wi-Fi on board as well as XXL legroom with reclining seats. Simply enjoy a cheap and comfortable bus trip! In addition, this extensive coverage has allowed for very cheap ticket prices and a large number of destinations to visit by bus.…

  • Chinatown Bus: A Viable Travel Option in the USA

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    The Chinatown bus has been an integral part of Chinatown culture in the USA. It has been and continues to be an inexpensive and convenient way to travel in the northeastern United States since the late 90s. Their no-frills approach has driven its popularity to anyone looking for a good quality trip at an affordable price. Chinatown Bus: A Brief History In the 1990s, bus travel in the United States was at a record low and intercity transportation only accounted about 3.6% of travel. Due to this, Chinatown bus lines were founded by a few entrepreneurs in New York’s Chinatown in the late 90s. Their target market was Asian immigrants,…

  • Passenger Rights on Intercity Buses

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    While perhaps not as regulated as in Europe, most American bus companies provide a base standard for passenger rights. But how do passenger rights in the U.S. compare to the rest of the world, particularly Europe? Delays and cancellations on intercity buses Unfortunately, there is very little information about delays and cancellations for intercity buses in the U.S. This contrasts with the EU’s 181/2011 regulation which guarantees the rights of passengers traveling on scheduled bus trips with a minimum distance of 250 Km (155 miles). Passengers can receive compensated if their departure time is delayed. No compensation will be made, however, if the bus’ arrival is delayed. Did you know?…

  • Travel Through Movies

    Travel and movies  often go hand in hand. Production scouts search for locations that offer beautiful landscapes and architecture, vibrant culture or stunning city backdrops. Here are 10 movies in no particular order that will take you on a virtual journey and hopefully inspire you to travel. The Darjeeling Limited Three brothers meet for a train trip across India a year after their father’s funeral in an attempt to bond with each other. The movie showcases its unique characters against the beautiful landscapes of Rajasthan. Many scenes were shot in Jodhpur, famous for its palaces, temples and forts surrounded by the Thar Desert. Crazy Rich Asians This hit movie had…

  • The Transoceánica is the World’s Longest Bus Route

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    Taking the bus in the US is generally highly convenient as bus companies such as Greyhound and megabus do their best to create a high level of comfort. Free Wi-Fi on board makes the time pass quickly and additional features, such as the bus-tracker, allow travelers to always be aware of any delays so that the person picking them up at the bus stop does not have to wait for a long time. In Latin America it’s slightly different though, especially if you travel on the Transoceánica. The connection opened in 2016 and is now the world’s longest bus route. The 3,850-mile connection links the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans…

  • 12 French châteaux in the Loire Valley

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    When thinking of French castles and palaces, luxurious châteaux like Versailles may spring to mind. One of the country’s most idyllic regions happens to be chock full of dazzling castles. These extravagant buildings harbor so much history behind their stone walls and are beautiful to look at. What’s better? Many of them are easy to reach by bus with regular connections between cities like Samur, Tour and Blois. If you’re a history lover, then be sure to plan a trip to France and explore as many châteaux as you can! France is very well connected by bus, with companies like BlaBlaBus and FlixBus offering bus routes throughout the country. The…

  • Meet friends and See the World with the NEW CheckMyBus App

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    CheckMyBus, the world’s leading meta-search engine, has launched a new and improved mobile app for Android and iOs devices. With bus content available in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia, users can compare local, national, and international routes all in one place. So, whether you want to compare multiple bus companies for familiar local routes or are exploring an entirely new country, you can count on the CheckMyBus app to find and compare the best bus deals. Download the CheckMyBus app for FREE for your Mobile Device: When searching for a bus route, you can either enter your origin manually or use your current location to find…