Worldwide Bus Travel Tips

3 Hacks to Use when Booking your Bus Tickets Online

In recent years, as travel options multiplied and competition heightened in the travel business, the bus industry had to come up with creative and innovative solutions to drive back its users.
As a result, most bus companies now offer direct routes, onboard entertainment, wi-fi, comfortable seats, flexible cancellation policies and seamless online booking; basically all the ingredients to make the bus industry more appealing and optimize the travel experience.

As our staff gets to travel by bus for free – thanks employee perks! – we took the time to gather their best hacks when booking on Busbud.

1. Explore all your route options
Choose a one-stop shop that will allow you to select from different bus companies: a direct route, a combination of bus companies per route or trip segment, an 8h stop in between trips to explore a city, etc. The more options you have, the better, as you’re sure to find an itinerary that will suit your travel needs (and budget).

At Busbud, we have partnered up with over 1,150 bus operators from all over the world to give our customers the most options on the market.

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2. Get comfy
When booking bus tickets in Latin America, make sure you select the right bus class. This will allow you to travel easily and comfortably. For instance, most bus companies in that region offer fully reclined seats, meals and snacks, drinks, bus attendants and much more. Make sure you pay attention, especially when booking for long distance trips!

Traveling in North America, Europe, or other regions of the world where bus classes may not be asdiverse? Make sure to take a look at our Tips for an overnight trip in order to stay comfy.

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3. Book your stay ahead of time and save money
Busbud recently associated with Hostelling International (HI) to provide its customers the best travel experience possible. When booking your accommodation at HI, you get 10% off your bus tickets. Check out our promo page for more details.


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At Busbud, we put dedicated efforts in making bus travel easy and accessible to everyone. We hope you enjoy the #BusbudExperience