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I heard of companies in South America that travel by night and offer beds in the bus. A friend, recently in Colombia, used them and refered to that as "very good service, the buses are very high quality and you get to the destination like you you never left the same place. And you have a full day ahead of you to visit a city".

I know he is an "easy sleeper" but anyway, I believe it's confortable enough and definitly very convenient to travel between distant points, saving time and money. You also save yourself from the complexities of airports. I know there is the same in Europe with trains, but I was wondering if such a service exists on a Bus.

Are there night bus companies, providing beds on board, in Europe?

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Passenger's safety regulations may be a problem here. In Germany, it is not allowed to transport lying passengers in buses (StVZO §35i(2)). I suppose other European countries will have similar restrictions. –  Tor-Einar Jarnbjo Jun 6 at 11:50
    
In a French paper today, I spotted an article about [Somnibus](somnibus.com) which is an 18 seater bus hotel you can hire. However, it doesn't drive while you sleep - Le somnibus ne roule pas avec ses passagers : il "dort" sur place - so that looks close but no cigar... –  Gagravarr Jun 19 at 9:53
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In the UK, there is MegabusGold who do run a sleeper service.

I don't know about other countries. Although MegaBus do run international buses, I don't think they run the sleepers internationally.

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"Although MegaBus do run international buses, I don't think they run the sleepers internationally." - what? –  d33tah Jun 6 at 21:17
    
@d33tah All the overnight MegaBuses on international routes that I've ever seen are normal seats, or reclining seats, not proper sleepers like MegaBusGold. –  Richard Gadsden Jun 9 at 8:34
    
Ah, sorry, I misread your comment. –  d33tah Jun 9 at 10:26
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With eurolines (http://eurolines.com), you can travel overnight between many countries. There are no beds, but rows of seats like in a plane, there is slightly more space and they recline more, so you can very well sleep. Seats are not as comfortable as in colombian buses, though (I've tried both).

You could also try night trains, but they tend to be more expensive and no more comfortable.

Edit: Take also a look to idBus, which offers a similar service. The company claims it offers a high standard of comfort, but I have not travelled with them and cannot confirm.

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do they use different buses at night? The day ones are confortable to sit but not very spacious. Spending a night there is certainly not confortable. –  nsn Jun 18 at 22:35
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