Benefits of Travelling by Coach Services Over Other Types of Transport
Travelling is part of our everyday life. For some people, like me, the term mainly refers to going to and coming back from work. For others, traveling is about going to other cities or enjoying a holiday. Whatever your motive behind travelling may be, I believe the means of transport you opt for play a critical role in determining how good or bad your journey will be.
I happen to be very particular about my convenience while travelling, which is why I often prefer taking a bus rather than going through the hassle of car parking – in fact, it is also quite feasible on the pocket.
A lot of people have asked me why, despite having a pretty decent sedan at home, I prefer taking a bus to work or for my intercity travels (family obligations). I thought, why not pen down my thoughts on this.
So, here’s why I prefer traveling by coach instead of any other means of transport.
1. Unparalleled Convenience
A YouGov study in 2018 found out that a staggering 74% of people in the UK feel overwhelmed by the amount of stress they have to cope with every day. I believe that little things like ensuring your car’s engine is in perfect condition or finding parking can simply add a burden to our already stressful lives.
My point is, I would prefer a coach service over using my own vehicle any day because it is far more convenient as I don’t have to worry about traffic, parking, the safety of my car, or driving through the busy streets of London. Instead, I just sit back and relax while the coach takes me to my destination – one less thing to worry about in an otherwise stressful day.
The convenience of using a coach service is amplified during longer journeys. I don’t have to worry about navigation or missing an exit. I just sit back, relax, and de-stress my mind along the way.
2. Experiencing Life
I have always been moved by simple things like watching the hustle-bustle in the mornings where everyone is rushing to work and trying to make it on time – everyone has a story of their own. As for longer journeys, I absolutely love the sight of plain fields and natural beauty, which is abundant in our country.
Taking a coach enables me to experience the beauty of life and the elegance of nature while on my way. It allows me to explore the beauty of the UK, whether it is within the city or outside of it. So, that is another reason why a coach service is worth opting for both short and long travels.
While this may not apply to shorter travels, it is a significant aspect of any long journey. Coaches are an excellent option against vans or buses when it comes to comfort. They have decent seats, air conditioners in working condition, and ample space to stretch your legs.
Choosing a coach service over vans is that coaches provide you a more comfortable journey overall, allowing you to enjoy your trip and relax on the way.
4. Lighter on Pocket
In addition to having a comfortable journey, coaches are also lighter on your pocket. I always thought that other modes of transport might be more cost-effective, but they either cost the same as a trip in a coach or sometimes even more.
Once I found out that coaches are more cost-effective and offer a better experience altogether, I didn’t find much reason to switch. In short, whether it is your daily route to work or a trip to another city, coaches undoubtedly beat all other means of transport in terms of cost and comfort both.
5. Coaches Are Safer
If other reasons to opt for a coach don’t captivate you, the safety of this mode of transport surely will. I use a coach regularly, and I can say with surety that the vehicles are always in top-grade condition. In fact, I once had a small chat with one of the drivers, who told me that coaches undergo routine maintenance to ensure that their engine and all vehicle safety features remain intact.
Furthermore, the drivers hired by coach services go through a multi-tier scrutiny and selection process. They are background-checked, trained, and experienced individuals who have several years of experience with coaches.
The vehicles are also equipped with the latest safety features to prevent on-road accidents, which make me feel safer as opposed to traveling in any other mode of transport.
6. An Environmentally Responsible Alternative
This particular comparison is in regards to personal vehicles like cars and motorbikes. The UK government is aiming for a 78% decrease in carbon emissions by 2035, which requires a significant reduction in fuel-operated automobiles.
Modern coaches are environment-friendly as they carry more people around on lesser CO2 emissions. On the other hand, if each person uses a personal mode of transport, it will lead to increased carbon emissions, polluting the environment more, hindering the government’s initiative for a cleaner environment.
7. Utmost Convenience
People often use trains to move from one part of the city to another; I did too. However, I always found the entire process quite hassle-filled and time-consuming. I had to go all the way to the station, wait in long queues, and walk from the train’s drop-off point to my destination.
On the contrary, coaches have dedicated routes on roads. You can simply catch one on your way without having to walk an extra mile (literally). However, I recommend learning the routes of different coaches beforehand so you can take the fastest course to your destination.
Coaches are certainly an excellent way to move from one place to another, be it intracity travels or intercity journeys. They are safer, cheaper, time-saving, comfortable, and an environment-friendly solution. I have been using them for a while now, and I can vouch that they are quite a convenient mode of transport as well.