Top 10 Bus Travel Tips

10 Things You Should Do On Your Next Bus Trip

Taking a trip by bus is an affordable and efficient way to reach your destination and see the country. Traveling by bus gives you the opportunity to ride in comfort and enjoy a relaxing trip.

There are some things that we have learned over the years and we’ve also included some tips from some of our experienced passengers.

charter busThe first tip we’ll give you for free: Use Excursions Trailways for your charter bus travel. By taking this first step, you won’t have to worry about safety and comfort. Our modern buses are all inspected and repaired to our high standards and our drivers are all trained in safety and customer service. By choosing Excursions Trailways, you can rest easy, knowing that you are in good hands.

#1) Dress in layers. The temperature in the bus can change, so make sure you dress in layers. By wearing layers, you can adapt to the temperature of the bus. People on the sunny side of the bus may be warmer than the people in the shade. Many people also bring along a small blanket to keep themselves warm.

#2) Pack the necessities. Make sure that you have everything you need before you leave! Some ideas of things to pack include: tissues, hand sanitizer, travel-size lotion, chap stick, etc. You may also want to pack a pen and small journal to jot down notes about your trip! It is always wise to pack some snacks and drinks to have between meals.

#3) Sit strategically. If you want a quiet trip, or you’re a light sleeper, make sure your seat is located away from speakers and the restroom. A window seat will prevent you from being accidentally bumped by someone walking down the aisle, also.

#4) Bring a travel pillow. The seats on our luxury charter buses are comfortable, but you may want to bring a small travel pillow or neck rest, so you can take a little nap. If you’re a light sleeper, you may want to bring earplugs and an eye mask.

#5) Don’t get stiff. If you are taking a long bus trip, take the time to stretch your legs when you make rest stops. You can also take a stroll up and down the aisle of the bus. Stretching will improve your circulation and keep you refreshed. charter bus tours

#6) Bring something to do. Although we have a DVD player on board, you may prefer doing something else on your trip. Bring a book, download a podcast or audio book, or something else to do. Worried about getting carsick while reading? Here’s a tip from a friend of ours: Read until you just begin to feel “not right”. Stop and take some deep breaths until you feel better. Go back to reading and repeat, if needed.

#7) Keep your valuables with you. Credit cards, cash, keys, and other important items should be kept close to you at all times. With so many different people’s luggage on one vehicle, you don’t want to lose anything precious to you.

#8) Bring headphones or earbuds to listen to your own music, movies, or audio books.

#9) Make sure your medications are accessible if you need to take them while traveling. This includes prescriptions and items like over-the-counter painkillers, nausea pills, and other items.

#10) Mingle! You’re on a trip with a bunch of other people. Maybe you know them, maybe you don’t, but this is a great opportunity to share the experience. You can talk, play cards, road bingo, or other games to socialize with your fellow travelers.

Remember to have fun and relax on your trip. We do our part to make it safe and comfortable, you just have to sit back and enjoy the ride. Give us a call today and let us help plan your next bus trip.