Travelling doesn’t have to be expensive always. Buses are not the fastest way of travelling, but it certainly is capable of saving money and can also make the trip interesting.
These are some good tips to make sure your journey with bus is comfortable.
Firstly you need to get to the Bus Station as early as possible. Seats are given on a first come first serve basis. Which means, if you come to the bus station right before the bus is going to depart, you will either not get into the bus or you might not get your desired seat. This can easily ruin your journey. Also cardboard packaging is not advisable to carry while travelling in bus, simply because the packaging might get damaged due to excessive shaking.
If you have a layover at a bigger bus station make sure you are back 5 minutes before the scheduled break. This will help you not to lose your favourite seat or even help to reach the destination in time.
It is highly frustrating to miss the bus and waiting for the next one can make it worse. However, there is another bus on its way. But in order to avoid such situations it is very important to give yourself some extra travel time, when you are travelling on a bus.
As a passenger you are allowed to bring your own food on board, this is also to avoid eating any junk food on the way. If you are a fan of greasy or fried food, then you will surely enjoy the bigger bus stations, where they also have in house restaurants. These restaurants serve basic food mostly out of the deep fry. However do not expect a lot out of most stops.
Travelling alone can make you insecure about your luggage and it’s not safe to leave it unattended at any time. You may not want to trust a stranger, but most travellers might be in the same situation like you are, so if you watch their luggage, they will also do the same for you. You can also make use of the stations lockers, in case you have a longer layover and if you want to explore the surroundings a bit.