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Whilst Air Travel may be fast, comfortable and easy, there are a few reasons why you may want to consider a road trip by Bus for your next trip;

Boarding Ease:

You don’t need to check in an hour or two before your journey when you take the bus, and there may be a stop down the street where you can start your journey.


Without doubt the bus is going to be cheaper than a flight. Maybe not a consideration if the trip is solo but this could make a huge difference if you are traveling with an extended family group. or a group of team mates or friends.

Unending security checks:

Time spent queuing for security, and the unending search can sometimes be annoying. More so if you have to deal with joint upgrades or metal pins holding old injuries together. Traveling by bus usually allows you to avoid this.

Urgent trips:

Some trips can be completed by bus faster than you could physically book a ticket, check in, make the flight and then the drive to the final destination. Typically airports are out of town, whilst bus stations tend to be pretty central.

Turbulence and fear of Flying

Whilst statistically flying is incredibly safe we cannot always rationalize our fears.  Every means of transport has their inherent danger, but clearly a plane crash is on another level. Turbulence can be very frightening particularly if you get hit my a microburst causing the plane to become very unstable. It’s not surprising that some people who have experienced this have been Traumatized. Generally speaking buses are less stressful, and unlikely to involve fatalities even in the event of a fender bender.

The Experience

You get to see a lot more when you travel by road. With some bus tickets you can get on and off the bus as you progress making the journey more akin to a cruise by road than any other way of traveling.


Transportation by bus is also very cool and it can add color to your Journey. We covered some bus travel start ups in our July issue of the Newsletter

With thanks to Olamide Olaleye for his insights