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Do you know your passenger rights?

Posted in Industry news

Do you know your passenger rights?

For approximately 6 months will apply amended regulations relating to long distance bus/coach services. Please read carefully what you will be able to expect from the carriers.Rights for passengers travelling by bus and coachThe Regulation 181/2011 was published on 28 February 2011 and its provisions will apply as from 1 March 2013The Regulation fully applies to long distance services (i.e. of more 250 km), whereas only some of its provisions apply to all services, including those of shorter distance. The new rights applicable to long distance services (i.e. of more than 2...

Are scheduled coach services in international transport still viable?

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Are scheduled coach services in international transport still viable?

The question is not meaningless, given the strong competition from budget airlines.

What lies ahead for regular international coach transport? What is going to happen with the coach operators which are present in the market? Who will win the competition; low cost airlines, coaches and buses or high speed trains? We are curious about your opinions. Of course we are not concerned about intercontinental transport, because here the answer is obvious. There is no technical transportation capacity for coaches or trains. We are asking you about Europe transportation only.

In our opinion certainly the transportation system will change in the future. Nothing is certain, but certainly some changes will (must) be implemented to all available modes of transport. Now the UK is dominated by low-cost airlines and certainly the British and European high speed rail network will also garner much attention. People in Britain prefer to travel fast, although more expensively, often not including additional costs such as transportation to the airport, baggage charges, overnight stay at the airport or a fee for parking space at the airport.
By reading many posts on various forums related to travel, our service has observed that the British are very reluctant to use the long-distance coach service. The British nation often associate this form of travel as something unacceptable and do not even take it as an option for consideration.

Get on the bus or coach

Posted in Travel tips

When travelling by bus or coach you can occasionally experience some inconveniences. Yes, they can be cramped, they can be delayed and sometimes they can be boring and tiring, but long distance coach journeys do have their advantages. Coaches and buses are convenient, because you can travel direct from all major European cities. Coaches and buses are cheap; the bus is the backpacker's saviour. Coaches and buses are cheerful, hey it can be a good place to meet fellow travellers.There are many other positives arising from the bus and coach travel. Many of them are presented i...

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