Comfort and services on the bus

Which features are offered on the bus?

CheckMyBus Support ComfortAre you looking for more information about the comfort and services available on the bus? Do you want to know if WiFi or electrical outlets are available to use? With CheckMyBus you’ll learn all about the amenities available on the Bus – from the air-conditioning to restrooms, to leg-room and accessibility.
Is there a Media Center available? Are snacks and drinks available to purchase and is a seat- reservation possible?
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Comfort and Service on Board Intercity Buses

When motorcoaches started to serve intercity connections in the US several decades ago, it was basically just an inexpensive way of traveling from A to B. Nowadays, however, it is not only a cheap travel option but also a highly convenient and comfortable one. The days of boredom on long bus trips are over as free WiFi and a vast amount of power outlets provide for non-stop entertainment on board of buses.

What Ameneties Can I Expect On the Bus?

Being inside a bus is not really different from being inside a plane. The vehicles are no longer old and rusty but are mostly equipped with comfortable seats and enough leg space. The bus company Greyhound Bus, for instance, offers reclining leather seats on their new fleet. Old vehicles, which are still in use, have been updated: A whole row of seats was taken out so that passengers can enjoy more space and thus a heightened level of comfort.

Comfort and services on the coachIf you like a good view while riding the bus or you’re simply very picky when it comes to choosing the perfect seat, then taking a megabus US is a good option. The bus company allows you to reserve the seat of your choice on many connections. So if you want to sit at the very front of a double decker bus, then an additional $5 per ticket is charged. If you’re a family of four and enjoy playing card games or doing jigsaw puzzles, then you can opt for four seats around a table. This only costs $1 per ticket extra.

What Entertainment Options are Available on Board?

Numerous bus companies in the US offer entertainment options and facilities on board of their vehicles. Greyhound, FlixBus and megabus US, for instance, provide free WiFi on their bus journeys so that passengers can browse the internet or upload travel selfies on Facebook and Instagram. Greyhound boasts itself of power outlets on nearly every single seat. On selected buses on Jefferson Lines, customers can even make use of a DVD player or an XM radio in addition to the free WiFi. Boredom is a thing of the past thanks to these entertainment options!

What Additional Services and Facilities are Available?

A bus is no longer just a bus. There’s numerous additional services that customers can make use of. If you travel via Greyhound or megabus, you can use a parking service called Parking Panda so that there’s a reserved parking space waiting for you close to the bus stop. If you want to reach your destination as quickly as possible, then the Greyhound Express is the right option: On selected routes the bus company offers non-stop or few-stop bus routes reducing the duration of your journey considerably. But buses are not only useful for people who want to travel: Some of the bus companies also offer parcel services allowing you to ship larger packages for little money. One of the most well-known ones is certainly the Greyhound Package Express service. But Jefferson Lines, for instance, also allows you to send packages. If you want to send a 50lbs. package via next-day delivery from Minneapolis, MN to Billings, MT it will only cost you $68, which is much cheaper than shipping something via plane. Sometimes you can also benefit from a discount if you are on the same bus as your parcel. That way, taking oversized or overweight luggage is no problem at all!

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    1. Dear Pamela,

      Thank you for your message. While service dogs are generally allowed on most bus services in the passenger section of the bus, different bus company’s may have different requirements about rules and regulations. For instance, on megabus assistance dogs must wear a harness or identification jacket while travelling and of course require their certification. To know which requirements you must fulfill, we suggest directly contacting the bus company you plan to travel with.

      Best regards,
      Your CheckMyBus Support

    1. Dear Melissa,

      Thank you for your message. The chief provider for this route, Pamukkale Turizm, does offer comfort stops for longer distance trips and also generally has bathrooms on its buses. If you have any further questions, please feel free to get in touch with us again.

      Best regards,
      Your CheckMyBus Support

  1. I am trying to find quickest ride with most comfort features (restroom, WiFi, reclining seats) for 2 routes:
    München to Prague May 12
    Prague to Vienna May 14
    Which bus lines would you suggest?

    1. Dear Karen,

      Thank you for your message. For both routes, the bus connections which offer the most comfort features are FlixBus,, and Leo Express. All of these companies provide restrooms, WiFi on board, electric sockets for devices, air-conditioning and extra legroom for passengers. If you have any further questions, please feel free to get in touch with us again.

      Best regards,
      Your CheckMyBus Support

    1. Dear Renata,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      CheckMyBus is a search engine for bus trips comparing different bus operators. With which operator do you want to travel? In the US, most bus companies do not offer snacks and drinks for sale on their journeys, however, you are always free to take your own snacks and drinks (non-alkoholic) with you. Should you require more information regarding on-board service, we suggest you check out our search engine. Simply type in the destinations and dates you’d like to travel and click the deal that suits you best from the search results list. Then a list with on-board amenities will be shown to you. If you click “view deal” you will be redirected to our partners website to finish the online booking.

      Should you require any further help, please feel free to contact us again.

      Best regards,
      Your CheckMyBus Support

  2. we are considering bus from Bruges to London…does the bus have toilet facilities and/or does it make comfort stops?

    1. Dear Merna,

      The ride from Bruges to London is operated by FlixBus. All of the company’s vehicles are equipped with toilet facilities. However, usually there are no longer breaks expect for the ones at the schedules bus stops.

      Best regards,
      Your CheckMyBus Support

  3. We are going to book the bus 9:00 departure of Poznan (Poland) to go to October 20.
    Please tell me the first train of the address of the bus.
    Best regards.

    1. Dear Fumio Asano,

      Please, note that CheckMyBus is a search engine which offers a price comparison service and we therefore have no access to any specific bookings.

      We are always happy to help customers who have used our service, however. If you let us know arrival times and station, we could try and find out which train stations are nearby.

      Best regards,
      Your CheckMyBus Support

    1. Dear Lusita,

      unfortunately there are no sleeper buses in operation between Zurich and Prague.

      Best regards,
      Your CheckMyBus-Support

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