Why bus travel is cool
If you ever had to catch a school bus, got sent off to visit your grandparents by bus, or were wedged in between your mum or dad on a bus ride when their car broke down, you probably don’t have great memories of catching the bus. But there are so many reasons why you should take a bus, especially if you're planning some cheaper North Island bus travel - it's the no stress way to get around, and the planet gets a hand, too!
1. You actually see stuff
It’s pretty hard to take in what’s around you when you’re driving, especially when there traffic’s busy and you’ve got to keep your mind on the job and your eyes straight ahead. Riding the bus is the ultimate chance to soak up your surroundings and enjoy the view out the window.
2. You turn into a social butterfly
You might get to talk to one person if you have a passenger in your car or if you’ve called an Uber, but there are heaps of people around when you catch the bus. Some of them even have great chat, so why not strike up a conversation?
3. The planet gets a hand
It’s possible to give your carbon footprint a serious trim when you travel by bus, because it’s actually a practical way to lower the rate of emissions generated per person across the country. So travelling this way gets you lots of points for being eco-friendly!
4. Go hands free without hands free
Distraction is a real hazard when you’re driving, but it’s a different story when you’re on the bus. You don’t need to worry about checking your phone to read the latest message or scroll through a few pictures!
5. Chill out and get comfortable
In the comfort of your seat and with your mobile device or a good book on hand, bus transport is the perfect way to ride and relax, making use of free WiFi and knowing you’re in the hands of a professional driver.
6. Get from A to B fast
You might be put off by the thought of buses stopping often, especially if you’re comparing the trip with a train. But many services between don’t stop that much, and in some places there are dedicated bus lanes, so it’s possible to get where you want to go really quickly!