Whether you are heading for a day out in the West Midlands, heading off on holiday or simply commuting to work, coach travel is becoming a far more popular option for travelling across the UK. There are a number of reasons that make coach travel a great alternative to driving or catching a train, and in this article we will look at just a few.
Do you recognise many of these benefits?
Without a doubt one of the main reasons for travelling via coach is that it is far more comfortable than other forms of transport, especially buses and trains. Modern coaches these days are air conditioned, spacious and well maintained, meaning you will always be able to enjoy your journey in a relaxing and comfortable surrounding.
See the country
If you’re driving long distances, the chances are you’ll rarely get the chance to enjoy the wonderful scenery that exists throughout the UK as you concentrate on the roads.
However, if you’re sitting back and relaxing on a coach, you’ll be able to gaze out of the window and enjoy the rolling hills and beautiful landscapes that are situated along the majority of our roads. It’s a fantastic way to see the country while you travel.
Lower your stress levels
Commuters and holidaymakers alike will be more than accustomed to the sort of stresses that can come from driving to a destination. Whether it’s because of the busy roads and dealing with traffic jams or trying to read a map or follow confusing sat nav instructions, driving long distances, especially into cities, can really get your stress levels up.
However, with coach travel, you’ll be able to sit back and let someone else deal with the roads. Instead of focusing on driving, you can listen to music, read a book, look at the countryside passing or even socialise with other passengers. It’s a very relaxing way to travel and removes the worry and stress that can comes with taking to the roads by yourself.
Going hand in hand with lower stress is a heightened level of safety that can come with coach travel. If you don’t know the roads or aren’t sure of where you’re supposed to be going, you can be wary of what you’re doing, perhaps even feeling unsafe on a road where everyone else seems to know exactly what they’re doing.
With coach travel, you’re being driven around by a professional driver who knows exactly where he or she is going, and they will know the roads like the back of their hands, giving you peace of mind that you can remain safe when you’re making your journey.
For commuters in particular, travelling by coach can turn out to be a rather cost effective way to get to work. If you calculate the cost of petrol, road tax, car maintenance and the congestion charge, it all adds up to make driving into work a rather costly venture.
However, if you are commuting via coach, you are making one simple payment, and you are in a much better position to see what you are spending. It’s also likely to work out far cheaper than driving in every day, as well as being a more convenient way to travel.