Finding The Right Bus Just Became Easier

Earlier this year, I spent a few months backpacking through South America on an eye-opening journey from the southern tip of Argentina to the mountains of Peru.

Throughout my travels, I often had a really hard time finding trusty sources for bus travel information. My search for the right bus resulted in hours of reading blog posts online (especially to reach off-the-beaten-path destinations), often leading me to bus company sites where I couldn’t easily get all the schedule information and advice I needed. Other times, my only option was to trek to the local bus station and queue in line to collect information. I thought: there must be an easier way!

Today, we are launching Busbud, the community for bus travelers. Our mission: to make bus travel information user-friendly. We hope Busbud will be the destination for inter-city bus travel information. Here are a few of the features we are offering travelers at launch:

Bus schedules for 3000+ cities in 30+ countries (and adding new routes around the world regularly!)
Community features, including advice from fellow travelers
Destination pages, where travelers can explore in/outbound connections to/from a city.

You can learn more about the Busbud features on our About page or see a sample route from Buenos Aires to Mendoza. We are actively at work on many new features coming in the next few weeks!

Our small but valiant team will work hard to provide you with all the information you need, wherever in the world you may want to travel to. That said, you can help us! Are you traveling soon? Did you find a schedule that could help out fellow travelers? You can add it using the “Add Schedule Information” link on each Route page. If you send it in, we’ll credit you on the site to say thanks.

More than anything, please reach out to us by email, Twitter or Facebook. Let us know what you think, we’d really love to hear from you!

Happy travels,