Comfort and Services on the Bus

Bus amenities and comfort

Which features are offered on the bus?

Are 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.

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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

Comfort and amenities

When motor coaches started to serve intercity connections in the USA 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 non-stop entertainment on board.

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.

If 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 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 their vehicles. Greyhound, FlixBus and megabus, 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 power outlets on nearly every single seat. On selected buses, Jefferson Lines, customers can even make use of a DVD player or an XM radio in addition to free WiFi. Boredom is a thing of the past thanks to these entertainment options!

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What Additional Services and Facilities are Available?

A bus is no longer just a bus. There are 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. This helps you have a reserved parking space 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 over-sized or overweight luggage is no problem at all!

Get on board and enjoy the comforts of a bus ride!

44 Comments

  • Jay R Hone

    So is there only one bus a day from El Paso to Albuquerque and only one bus s day from Albuquerque to El Paso? That’s all I see when I ask on the website.

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      cmbblogadmin

      Hello Jay,

      yes, there is just one direct bus from El Paso to Albuquerque a day. You can find more information about this connection here.

      Kind regards,
      CheckMyBus Customer Service Team

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      cmbblogadmin

      Hello Marie,

      take a look at the LAX Airport page on CheckMyBus. There you will find a map with the exact location of the bus stop marked.

      We hope that we could help you and best regards

      Your CheckMyBus Support Team

  • Stephen Page

    I have a question — when will bus schedules be available for late June, 2022, more specifically June 19th.

    Thank you. I just want to know when to plan my trip. You seem to have bus schedules through April 24th thus far.

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      cmbblogadmin

      Dear Stephan,

      Actually the search results for June 2022 are not available. Many companies only provide their data 3 months in advance, so you can’t see the routes yet. Our suggestion is to check the availability on our site every now and then. If you have any further questions, please feel free to get in touch with us again.

      Best regards,
      Your CheckMyBus Support Team

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