We booked a journey to Buenos Aires. The ticket said 'Liniers Terminal'. Turned out this is a stop on the edge of BA city. We had to pay 1000 pesos each 'informally' to the bus driver to continue to the actual city centre terminal at Retiro.
The bus arrived in Santiago 3 hours early - whilst obviously it was not late. This meant we arrived at 5.30am and were unable to check in for many hours to our hotel. We would not have had an issue with this - but would have been helpful to have a more accurate estimate of arrival time so we could plan our trip better (3 hours quicker seemed exceptionally different to the original planned time)
Most was fine, was very happy with the steward keeping the bus clean. Aircon was not working, so it was hot in the night. Would like to have better and precise announcements of available time in the breaks, for going to toilettes, smoking, shopping.
Overall our bus ride was just fine. The bus was comfortable and they even handed out some small snacks. The border crossings were straight forward. It was a busy holiday weekend so the lines at the border were long, although we did jump one cue. We arrived over an hour late, but understandably so. The only thing that would have been helpful is if the staff had informed us when they thought we would arrive so we could notify the party waiting for us. The other issue is that we tried to confirm our tickets at the counter before the day of departure but was told that they could not do that. I don't understand how the bus driver can have all of our details but the counter people do not. It was a bit stressful waiting to make sure we were actually on the bus, but worked out fine. The counter people should be able to check who is on the bus.
The bus was good but the 180 of the sit us not exactly 180, is less. Second the WiFi didn’t work, as well as the electricity points and last and most important, the driver was really authoritarian and somehow rude and not polite.
The bus was very cold the entire trip. Even after people told the staff we were freezing they did not do anything about it. The food was dry and without taste. We did not get blankets either. The bingo session was really annoying.
Yes, there is WiFi on Andesmar buses! Check your emails and stay connected with friends and family during your trip with Andesmar. Keep in mind that streaming is limited, so we recommend downloading your favourite films and programmes before your trip.
No, there aren't any power outlets or USB plugs on Andesmar. If available, we recommend bringing a battery pack to keep your devices charged during longer bus rides. You can also bring a good book to pass the time during your trip.
Yes, Andesmar buses have a toilet on board. Toilets generally do not have running water, so we recommend bringing hand sanitiser. Remember to always hold the railing when going to the toilet in a moving vehicle.
Yes, Andesmar offers food and drinks on board their buses. When booking Andesmar ticket on Busbud, you will be able to see if snacks or a full meal will be offered for your desired departure.
Yes, a printed ticket is mandatory to board the bus with Andesmar. We recommend printing your ticket before heading to the station, as not all stations offer printing machines. Remember to also bring with you a valid photo ID to board the bus.
Only Certified Service animals are allowed on Andesmar buses. Unfortunately, your pets are not allowed on the bus or in the hold of the bus.
Andesmar goes the extra distance to offer best-in-class services to all travellers. You will be able to enjoy Air conditioning, Standard seat, , , Lie-flat Seat or Bed, Hot Meal, , , Toilet, , Wifi, XL Seat on their buses.
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