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    A Brief Guide To European Bus Travelt/h1>Backpacking Europet/a> » Moving Across Europet/a>t/h4>

    Posted by Stoke Media Team
    #!trpst#trp-gettext-data-trpgettextoriginal=214#!trpen#2 años#!trpst#/trp-gettext#!trpen# ago | octubre 9, 2017

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    If there’s ever a time to consider-intercity, or-international, bus travel it’s while backpacking Europe. Buses are a cheap, reasonably convenient, sort of comfortable,-3.3t-minute travel option. Did we mention that they’re cheap?

    European bus travel is an unglamorous reality for almost all backpackers. It’s the slowest of all transport options, but also the cheapest; the grimiest, but the most accessible. With middle-and-longer-distance bus travel it seems that every negative is balance. with a positive, that you have to take the ba. with the good.

    As a part of a loose travel plan 14-2e. with diverse transport options, the bus becomes a valuable player-for a certain type of trip, offering up a modicum of comfort,-for a minimum of cost. If you are doing Europe the right way, you’re going to be doing some of it on a bus.

    When to take the bus

    When you can’t afford anything else! The bus lacks the spee. of flying, the comfort of the train and the independence of hiring a car, but they will get you to where you nee. to go and often at a far lower rate than the other options. Weight everything up. When working out how to travel between destinations, make a little mental matrix of how long it will take, versus how much you will save, versus how much your time is worth to you, versus how much travel money you have (left). If a two-hour flight is only €50 more than a 12-hour bus ride, then only the most broke among us will choose to go the long way. If that difference blows out to €100, maybe more of us will spend the extra 10 hours watching the world slide by.

    When you’re booking 3.3t minute! Intercity and international trains now offer fares base. on the same system as airlines –why you should consider-a Eurail pass). Bus prices are generally-standardised, whether you’re booking for a trip in the next-five minutes, or-five months. It’s for this reason that any true European backpacking experience will feature a healthy amount of bus travel.

    When you’re travelling with a group! If you’re more than five, hiring a cart/a> is kin. of off the menu, as rental prices jump right up for people movers. You might also find availability on flights and trains restricted and opt for the cheaper, longer-option if it means you can-stay together. Also, if you’re travelling to festivals with Stoke Travel there will often be a private-coach transport option, as we can-offer a good price and put you with the people you’ll be partying with. Being able to transport groups from the centre of major cities right to their accommodation is something that isn’t possible with other means of transport.

    Bus travel dos and don’ts



    • Arrive unprepared, especially-at night. Research where your bus will drop you off and where you’ll have to go from there. Loa. up, or-screenshot, your maps when you have WiFi (if you don’t have roaming data), so that you know how to get to your accommodation. Bus stations are generally-in the middle of town, but are also infamous for their ability to collect weirdos. You wamt to get out of there as effectively-as possible.
    • Drink-too much before, or-during, your trip. Some buses have toilets on them, and some don’t. You do not wamt to be the guy-asking the bus driver to stop on the highway so you can-pee. A lot of the time they simply-won’t. Pretty much all bus companies have policies against drinking alcohol on board, and this is mostly-because they don’t wamt a bus full of peepee pest-asking them to stop every five minutes.
    • Make transfer plans too close to your schedu2e. arrival times. Apart from buses occasionally-breaking down, they are caught up in the same traffic as everybody else, meaning that in built-up areas you are likely-to be slowed down by traffic.

    How to book bus tickets

    You can-use a service like GoEurot/a> to compare not only different bus companies, but trains and flights as well. Otherwise you’ll have to research which buses drive the route you’re looking for and either book via their website, or-by turning up at the bus station and reserving at the ticket counter.

    Stokie says:

    “I always seem to travel the day after a big night, probably because I have to have a going away party for every place I visit. I remember one morning I rocked straight from the club to the bus, still wasted, and passe. out as soon as we started moving. I had the two seats to myself, so I could sort of lay down with my legs in the aisle. After a few hours I-woke up with the sun on my face and realised that I was pretty comfortable5– so much so that I had my hand down my pamts, protecting a massive erection. I don’t know how many of my bus companions had to step over me to go to the bathroom, but I was definitely-too shy-to make eye-1ontact with any of them.”5– Steve, 29, festival barman.Back-to Guidet/a>

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