Fancy a skiing holiday? Take a coach to the French Alps!

Fancy a skiing holiday? Take a coach to the French Alps!A skiing holiday is fun for the whole family, no matter whether you prefer snowboarding, actual skiing or whether you’re just there for some nice walks through a winter wonderland. Winter holidays, however, can be a bit expensive, which is why it’s a good idea to look for budget travel options. Continue reading

The Lazy Trainer’s Guide to Pokémon Go: How to catch better Pokémon on a bus

The Lazy Trainer’s Guide to Pokémon Go: How to catch better Pokémon on a busWhenever you see a group of people walking down the street nowadays, staring at their smartphones and spontaneously changing directions, then the chances are good that they’re either lost or simply a bunch of Pokémon trainers. The free app “Pokémon Go” takes the 1990s game classic to a new level Continue reading

Desert Bus: This Is the World’s Most Boring Computer Game

Desert Bus: This Is the World’s Most Boring Computer GameAmongst gamers Desert Bus is a household name. The game was originally planned to be part of the mid-1990s computer game series Smoke and Mirror by Penn and Teller and enjoys cult status thanks to a recent reboot. The original series consisted of prank games of any kind. Some games, for instance, were Continue reading

National Express: Connecting Stansted Airport on Christmas Day

National Express: Connecting Stansted Airport on Christmas DayWhile most British travellers are used to the fact that train networks shut down for Christmas Day, international tourists or people new to the UK might be surprised to find out that their usual train is not running on 25 December. This can be particularly problematic when it comes to airport transfer services Continue reading

Coach Companies are Driving Home for Christmas

Coach Companies are Driving Home for ChristmasChristmas is a busy time of year in the public transport industry as numerous of travellers are looking for inexpensive options to visit friends and relatives. While many train providers offer reduced services, leading to many changes and longer journey times, coach companies try to cater to the travellers’ Continue reading

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Coach Stations around the World

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Coach Stations around the WorldThe comfort of coach journeys depends not only on the on-board features of the respective companies but also on infrastructure issues – for instance on the facilities, which can be encountered at the coach station. The passenger usually benefits from a good location in the centre of the city and from basic features such Continue reading

Oktoberfest 2015: Take the bus to get to the world’s biggest beer fest!

Oktoberfest 2015: Take the bus to get to the world’s biggest beer fest!The Oktoberfest in Munich is the largest funfair in the world and attracts about 6 million visitors every year. Roughly about 200 stalls, 80 rides and 29 beer tents are set up on Therese’s Green during the last weeks of September and early October. The Oktoberfest was initially held in order to celebrate Continue reading

Powered by poo: Thanks to alternative fuel the Bio-Bus is highly eco-friendly

Powered by poo: Thanks to alternative fuel the Bio-Bus is highly eco-friendlyTaking the coach is a very eco-friendly way of travelling between cities. According to calculations of the government initiative Act on CO2, a traveller on a coach with an average amount of passengers on board will only produce 4.8 kg of emissions per 100 kilometres. In comparison, a single passenger Continue reading

EasyBus UK launches bus link between Heathrow airport and Central London

EasyBus UK launches bus link between Heathrow airport and Central London In early July the intercity bus provider EasyBus UK launched its first connection from Heathrow airport to Central London. The low-cost bus company has already been serving bus stops at Luton, Gatwick and Stansted airport and thus offers convenient and inexpensive transfers to the heart of the city. Continue reading

Study: Current Trends and Prospects in the German Intercity Bus Market

Study: Current Trends and Prospects in the German Intercity Bus MarketThe German Federal Office for Goods Transport has conducted a survey, in which the young intercity bus sector in Germany has been analysed in great detail. The intercity bus industry in Germany was liberalised in early 2013 and has achieved remarkable successes since then. Roughly 240 bus routes Continue reading