Coach travel is once again gaining popularity in the UK and Europe. What was once seen as the perfect way to travel, decreased in appeal when more households got their own cars in the later half of the 20th century – but people have come to realise that the grass is not always greener. Thanks to the rise in even more comfortable coaches, and people’s desire to switch off and relax, the benefits of coach travel are once again being recognised. Here, we discuss 5 reasons why coach travel is better:
1 – Travel in Comfort
Luxury coaches nowadays really are luxurious. The seats are clean, comfortable, roomy, and on-board toilets, air conditioning (or heating if need be) goes without saying. Hot drinks and other refreshments are regularly served, and usually the coach will provide a free Wi-Fi service too – everything you would expect from modern travel.
2 – Start Your Holiday Straight Away
Whether you are going on a coach trip style holiday, or just using the coach to get from A to B, you can truly relax as soon as you get on board. No need to worry about navigating the best roads to avoid traffic, no need to check the maps or Sat Nav, and no need to keep alert for the drive ahead, or worry about changing trains for that matter. As soon as you get on board the coach, you can relax and let someone else take care of your needs.
3 – You can Guarantee a Seat Beside Friends
If you are travelling in a group, be it a large group or just as a foursome, it can be difficult to be seated together, even if you are pre-booking seats on trains or planes. This is where coach travel is perfect – large groups can travel together, with a dedicated vehicle to themselves, or smaller groups of family and friends can guarantee that they sit together. Group travel is a major reason for the rise in people choosing coach travel, as with small seater coaches available too, you can ensure privacy if you so wish.
4 – Enjoy the View
What better way to enjoy a country, be it at home in the UK, or abroad, than by relaxing back in your comfortable seat, and watching the world go by from the window. Travelling by road is a wonderful way to see the countryside, and areas you might never have seen before, despite driving a certain way before yourself. You can give your undivided attention to the scenery when you travel by coach, so just relax and enjoy the view.
5 – Coach Travel works out Cheaper
Trains have become increasingly expensive, and hire cars, petrol prices and taxi’s are an expensive way to travel too. Coach travel tends to be much cheaper by comparison, and you get all the perks mentioned here too. Special offers and passenger discounts are often available too. The next time you consider travelling, check out the coach prices available and see for yourself, you will be amazed.