Three affordable long distance travel options
When visiting family or going on holiday alone cross-country, travelling by car isn’t always the most cost effective or practical option.
When you just refuse to fork out thousands for plane tickets or endure a long driving session, you will always have the convenience of bus and coach travel. Thanks to bus and coach services such as Unitrans’ Citiliner, Greyhound and Dreamliner, bus and coach travel has reached a whole new level of luxury and comfort. With buses in most major cities, you can rely on boarding one of these buses for your trip.
Here are three affordable long-distance travel options from Greyhound.
Greyhound’s Buses sport a variety of features that aren’t always easy to come by. Their Single Decker already offers 52 luxury reclining seats with seat belts, 2:2 seating configuration, individual air vents, individual reading lights, audio/visual entertainment, aircon and heating, emergency toilet, 24 hour tracking, hostesses and on board service available on selected routes, individual arm rests and individual tray tables. The Double Decker adds features such as 68 luxury reclining seats fitted with seat belts and earphones available for purchase from on-board crew. This is definitely a luxury offering compared to its price. A trip from Johannesburg to Cape Town can cost you under R700* on one of these buses.
Dreamliner is Greyhound’s solution to business class travel by bus. It offers General Seating which gives you access to features such as an emergency toilet, 24-hour tracking, drive cam, on-board hostess and service. Then with the Luxury Class features added include audio/visual entertainment, individual aircon vents, aircon and heathers, seatbelts, leg rests, individual reading lights, individual tray tables, earphones available for purchase and individual arm rests. Lastly Business Class offers 1:2 seating configuration, memory foam seats, 180 degrees recliner seats, individually removable tray tables and a secluded cabin. While prices are available upon booking, it doesn’t wander far off from that of the Greyhound coaches, depending on the class you choose.
Unitrans’ more affordable offering of the three is perfect when travelling in a group, arranging trips for a group or would just like to save a few bucks. The most luxury of the fleet offers 52 luxury reclining seats with seatbelts, 2:2 seating configuration, individual air vents, individual reading lights, audio/ visual entertainment, aircon and heating, emergency toilet, 24-hour tracking, individual arm rests and individual tray tables. The most affordable trip from Johannesburg to Cape Town on one of these buses clocks in at R450*.
Bus and coach travel with Greyhound is at a class of its own. Contact us for more information or to make a booking.
*Prices due to increase from the time this article was published (2016) and is dependent on the class and coach you choose.