Comfort and Services on the Bus

Bus amenities and comfort

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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!

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      CheckMyBus-Support

      Dear Dean,

      For which bus company would you like to check? Please note that CheckMyBus is an intercity bus price comparison portal and doesn’t sell bus tickets or operate buses. When you click “view deal” on a bus route in our system, you are then redirected to the company’s webpage to make the booking and payment. Different bus companies have different policies when it comes to what is available for both senior citizens and handicapped individuals. For more information, we suggest referring to the individual websites as well for the most up-to-date information.

      Best regards,
      Your CheckMyBus Support Team

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      CheckMyBus-Support

      Dear Juan,
      Thank you for your message. Please notice that CheckMyBus is only an online comparator for buses and tickets, so we don´t operate with those buses directly. Before booking your trip, please, contact directly the bus company you want to travel with and ask them if they provide that service during their trip.
      Best regards,
      Your CheckMyBus Support Team

  • Anne Kinsman

    Question about shuttle from Pierre-Elliot Trudeau airport in Montreal to Ottawa: I’m flying with my 10-lb dog in the airplane cabin. She rides in her airline approved carrier. Can I bring her on the shuttle to Ottawa with me?
    Many thanks!

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      CheckMyBus-Support

      Hi Anne,

      Thank you for your message. Unfortunately, the primary service between Pierre-Elliot Trudeau airport and Ottawa doesn’t allow dogs unless they are certified service dogs. In this case it might be better to look into either taking a taxi or VIA rail, which goes between the two cities, and allows pets on board. If you have any further questions, please feel free to get in touch with us again.

      Best regards,
      Your CheckMyBus Support Team

  • Margaret Padgett

    If I have to travel in a motorized wheelchair, will a Greyhound bus be able to accomodate me? I am able to transfer out of my chair onto a seat once I get onto the bus. Thank you for your help with this.

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      CheckMyBus-Support

      Dear Margaret,

      Thank you for your message. According to the website of Greyhound, they provide assistance for people with wheelchairs and motorized wheelchairs. The suggest seek assistance at the station or the bus when you are going to take the bus. As we are only an online comparator for bus routes in the US, we don’t have all information about these matters with Greyhound. For that reason, we also recommend you to contact them directly and confirm that you would be able to travel with them without any issues.

      We hope you have a great trip.
      Kind regards,
      Your CheckMyBus Support Team

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      CheckMyBus-Support

      Dear Gurer,

      Thank you for your message. Most intercity coaches operating between Berlin and Prague, such as FlixBus, are fully equipped with a WC. When booking your trip, we suggest checking the individual bus company to make sure a toilet is provided before booking your trip. If you have any further questions, please feel free to get in touch with us again.

      Best regards,
      Your CheckMyBus Support

  • Jenay Bloomer

    Im on the Megabus from Las Vegas NV to Riverside CA. 954 pm on Aug second 2019 we departed at 830 pm. I don’t know how many of you know how hot it is in Vegas this time of year but let me tell you it’s hotter than fire and fish grease. The whole side of the bus lower section where I’m sitting is out power wise. We asked the driver about this and he just told me to sit back down that the air is on. Umm excuse me Mr bus driver, but do you see me literally dripping sweat from my head, face, chest, down my back. And you want to tell me to sit down it’s on?

  • Nancy Blumenthal

    I’m trying to find out if I can bring my 13 pound shitzu an ESA Service Doggie thAt is excellent & trained from Hartford, Ct. to Providence, RI on the bus with me? She goes everywhere with me. Thank you!

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      CheckMyBus-Support

      Dear Nancy,

      Thank you for your message. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on most bus companies which service this route, such as Peter Pan and Greyhound. However, if your dog is an ESA service dog and is acting as such you should be able to bring him provided you have the paperwork. We suggest contacting the company you’re planning on travelling with to see what is allowed.

      Best regards,
      Your CheckMyBus Support

  • Oh SweeKim Winnie

    Hi ! I’m trying to make reservations for 2 pax to travel by intercity bus from Bucharest to Tulcea on the 4th August 2019 . Could you advice us on the following .
    1.Where is the bus station in Bucharest city
    2.Which bus company allow the a medium size (not more than 50 lbs a pax ) to be stored below the passenger cabin and a small bag above the passenger seat
    3 Which bus leaves around 9 am and What length of time does it take for the most direct route to Tulcea ?
    4 which bus is most comfortable with wifi ?
    5 how much do the tickets cost ?
    6 . How do I make reservation and payment ?
    7 we are seniors from Australia and wonder if there are senior discounts for us .
    Would appreciate any help you can give
    Thank you

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      CheckMyBus-Support

      Hello,

      Thank you for your message. Unfortunately, we don’t currently offer this connection in our system. We’re always working to expand our bus content and hope that you can find everything you’re looking for next time. We’ll try to help answer some of your questions below.

      1. The main station in Bucharest is located at Șoseaua Orhideelor 49, București, Romania, however there are a few throughout the city, so when booking your trip it’s important to see which station is on your ticket, so you know where to go.
      2. Many bus companies, such as FlixBus and Eurolines do allow for excess baggage for an extra fee and usually require you to contact the company prior to your travel to make sure that they can accommodate it.
      3. This connection is primarily offered through a company called Augustina which does offer connections at 9:00 AM and it takes about 4 hours and 30 minutes to travel between the two cities and is offered every four hours.
      4. Most bus providers, like Eurolines and FlixBus offer free wi-fi as it’s become more commonplace on buses across Europe.
      5. Tickets for this route cost between 12 and 14 USD
      6. Unfortunately, since this company isn’t one of our partners, you must make the booking and payment directly on the company’s website.
      7. You should contact the company directly to know whether or not you can receive a senior discount.

      For more specific information about this route, we suggest contacting Augustina at 0743-334.840.

      Best regards,
      Your CheckMyBus Support

  • Koketso

    The bus driver B400 from Durban to Jhb his very rude and inconsiderate of the passengers. His been asked more than 7 times to switch off the air-cons cos we feeling cold. From Durban station, we just passed Montrose but hai his really refusing.

    Worse part, I’ve recommended this bus due to my previous experience to my friends. Manje we all freezing mxm. Only if there was – 0 rating, I would definitely give u that.

  • Kaz

    Planning on bus transport from MSP airport to abbottsford, wi. Is the bus station at the airport at or near the MSP terminals? Would I have to walk outside in the cold to get to the station? And also at abbottsford I’m assuming there is a station house? Coming from Hawaii so cold weather wear is a concern.

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      CheckMyBus-Support

      Dear Kaz,

      Thank you for your message. You should be able to wait inside near the bus terminal, but we suggest bringing warm clothes in case you need to go outside a bit early to find your bus! The Bus stop in Abbottsford, Wisconsin should be near a Shell gas station. If you have any further questions, please feel free to get in touch with us again.

      Best regards,
      Your CheckMyBus Support

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