Why Coach Travel is Better than Travelling by Train and Plane
20th March 2020
Over the years, coach travel
has gained a reputation for being a stuffy and uncomfortable form of transport,
but that simply isn’t true. Coaches have come a long way over the
last few years and they are quickly becoming a popular way
We’ve put together some of our
favourite reasons why travelling by coach is a better way to travel than by a
train or plane.
Coach travel is better for
your bank account
Train fares have been
continually rising for years, and it is quickly becoming one of the most
expensive ways to travel throughout the UK. In January 2020, train fares rose by 2.7%, which doesn’t seem like a lot but over time this adds
When travelling around the UK,
hiring a minibus can be a cost-effective way of getting you and your friends,
family or colleagues from A to B. Or, if you’re planning a hen-do,
stag-do or a big event then hiring a coach is a great, cheap way to travel.
Coach travel helps save time
From start to finish,
travelling by aeroplane can be time-consuming. From driving to the airport,
parking, checking in, getting through security, finding your gate, boarding the
plane and then your actual flight – there’s a lot of waiting around. When
travelling by train you have to make your way to the train station, find the right
platform, board the train, and then stop at a number of different stops along
your journey. Your overall journey can be lengthy, and you can find yourself
waiting around a lot.
If you book a private coach as
your transport then your driver will pick you up directly from your home,
office or wherever your designated pick up point is at a time that suits you.
As your coach is private you won’t have to worry about taking any unnecessary
additional stops along the way – which makes your overall journey time much
Coaches are more
Flights can be cheap, but they
are very costing on the environment – aeroplanes burn a massive amount of fuel
even on short flights. Each flight produces large amounts of carbon dioxide
which contributes to the pollution in the atmosphere.
Coaches, however, are very
efficient, on average they emit 10x less carbon dioxide than aeroplanes do. As
they can carry 18 to 58 passengers per journey, meaning per person less carbon
dioxide is emitted into the atmosphere – making them a much more
environmentally friendly option.
Coaches are comfortable
If you’ve not travelled on a
coach in many years, then you may have many preconceptions surrounding coach
travel. Gone are the days of dark, stuffy, uncomfortable coaches and welcome
the new dawn of coach travel. Coach interiors are now designed to be
spacious and comfortable with clean bathrooms, air conditioning and many
have WIFI, meaning you can enjoy your favourite shows, get some
work done or browse the web while on your journey.
Take as much luggage as you
Unlike with trains and planes,
there isn’t a restriction on the amount of luggage you take with you when
travelling by coach – especially private ones. Coaches have large under
compartment storage for large items as well as overhead storage for smaller,
more important items.
Book a coach
When you decide on travelling
somewhere one of the most important things to organise is how you will get to
your destination. If you are travelling through the
UK or overseas, then why not book a coach. We can help find the best
transport for your journey by requesting a quote.