The fast paced lifestyle that has become common in society plays a role in every aspect of our lives. For instance, waiting for a bus to arrive, or having to be patient while waiting for a late bus, has become something that causes stress, anger and even anxiety among many people.
Paying made easier with Greyhound
Greyhound Luxury Busses have been improving their overall standards in South Africa over the past few years. This has meant the implementation of new routes, new booking systems, a newly revamped head office in Belville, Cape Town, and most recently, a brand new payment system.
PayD.net, one of the leading online payment firms in the country, hosts the new payment system. This payment method has become standardized and accepted throughout the country, and is simple and affordable.
The way it works is by you registering your debit or cheque PIN-based bank card on your profile (easily set up through the PayD website on PC and mobile). This setup will only happen the first time you use it, after which you will only be required to provide your cellphone number.
You can book your Greyhound tickets on the online service center or at any of the Greyhound terminals, after which you will be asked to enter your bank card PIN number on your MTN or Vodacom cell phone. Once your details have been confirmed, you will receive your tickets, and you can be on your way. It’s as easy as that.
This is just one of the many things that Greyhound is doing to make bus travel quicker and more convenient for you.
Greyhound is one of the most successful and recognized luxury bus service companies in the world. Greyhound South Africa offers routes that range between provinces, cities and even countries. The biggest international routes offered by Greyhound include South Africa to Zimbabwe, South Africa to Mozambique and South Africa to Namibia, as well as frequent trips between Johannesburg and various other cities in SA.
For more information on Greyhound South Africa and the routes available from your city, visit the Greyhound South Africa website and find your area
When arriving at the terminal to board the bus, make sure to get there 30-45 minutes before the time, in case of any unforeseen changes to departure times, mechanical problems and booking issues. These issues all take time to resolve, so getting there ahead of time will provide enough leeway for anything you may encounter.
When waiting for the bus to arrive or depart, make sure to have something to keep you busy, such as a book, music player, laptop or any other form of entertainment you would like (within reason).
Also, when waiting and boarding, make sure to have your ticket, Identity document and passport on hand (where applicable). This will speed up the boarding process and stop any incidents of confusion from happening.
Remember that bus travel takes time and may be subject to circumstances that may delay the trip. There is usually nothing anyone can do to rush these delays, so it will be in your interest, and in the interest of all of those involved to stay as comfortable as possible.
Bus routes offered by Greyhound South Africa include all major cities within South Africa (Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, etc), as well as routes to neighboring countries like Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Visit the Greyhound South Africa website or call the 24-hour dedicated customer care line on 087 352 0352 or 011611 8000 for more details on routes, prices and departure/ Arrival times.