Benefits of travelling by bus

 In bus travel, Travelling

There’s something special about taking the bus. It’s like the proverbial “just right” mode of public transportation, not too fast and not too slow. Everyone from kids to grandparents can board a bus and rest assured that they will arrive at their destination safely and comfortably. Although we may be biased, here are a few benefits of travelling by bus.

It saves you money

Just imagine having to pay for petrol to get around? It’s already burning a hole through your daily budget so why pay up to thousands to get to Durban for example when we can get you there for less than about R500?

You’ll always have company

Travelling alone is not only unsafe, it’s lonely, especially if you are driving long distances. On a bus, you are free to chat to your travel companions or co-passenger and actually socialise and enjoy the travelling experience.

It’s safer

We don’t always want to be the person behind the wheel with the stress of getting the passengers around safely. Our bus drivers are experienced and well trained so everyone can rest assured and enjoy the journey without the added stress of having to drive themselves. When you get tired, you can take a nap whenever you want without the fear of falling asleep behind the wheel.

It’s “green”

Global Warming is a serious threat, one that taking the bus reduces. Although it might not turn the weather situation completely around, it can minimalise the effects of CO2 emissions. One bus on the road is still better than having 50 cars on the road.

You are free to enjoy the journey

More often than not, the best part of getting to a destination is the journey to the destination. The person driving can’t really take in the views or fully enjoy the trip when he or she has to concentrate on the road. When taking the bus however, everyone can enjoy the trip and simply sit back, relax and enjoy the passing views.

You can go where ever you want

Sometimes we are a bit scared to take on journeys that aren’t known to us. If you’ve never travelled all the way from Johannesburg to Cape Town, you don’t have to worry. Our comprehensive intercity network covers all the major cities in South Africa as well as Harare, Bulawayo in Zimbabwe and Maputo in Mozambique. On all our services the emphasis is always on safety and comforts at affordable fares.

Greyhound South Africa was the first luxury coach operator to start an intercity scheduled service as far back as 1984. We now carry more than 1.4 million passengers year over 25 million km. Become a part of that million and book your trip with us now. We have a variety of routes that will suit ever traveller’s need. View our route map here.

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