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Passengers are prohibited from the car decks on ferries in most every country in the world. Vehicles can shift position in rough seas and injure people standing between them. And since a rogue wave can appear at any point in time without any warning, the ban applies throughout the entirety of a sailing.


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Even in ferries where your coach stays on the top deck, you sometimes have to leave the vehicle. This is because in case of accident, the fear is that it will take too long to escape the vehicle and the risk of going down with the ferry is high. And it is not just for rogue waves, it is also for the ferry getting hit by (or hitting) other craft on the ...


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In fact, your potential for scenic views will be higher on virtually any mode of transportation other than the bus (plane, train, private car, boat). There is quite stunning scenery along the coast. Amtrak's Coast Starlight follows some of it, between San Luis Obispo and Oxnard, and a seat can be had for as little as $60 coach. But keep in mind that this ...


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I looked through our database at Busbud where we're working to aggregate all the world's bus providers and routes. We're sure we don't know about everything yet, but we've found a lot of routes. There are several long routes in South and North America based on driving distance measured on google maps. Here are the top contenders for long same-bus trips with ...


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Until few months ago, french railways had the monopoly of long distance travel. This has changed recently and Eurolines now offers a few hundred intercity connections.


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It is still quite common, yes. In Sweden, long-distance buses are only staffed by the driver, and they only check for tickets on stops where people get on or off. On stops for bathroom break or when a longer stop is necessary for some reason, the bus driver will announce on the intercom how long the bus will be at the station, and when it will leave. As ...


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That's actually the bus line and its destination, and the Google Maps directions already convert both the starting and ending stops into English (well, romanized Japanese). For example, if going from Roppongi to Shibuya, the only sane choice is the 都01 (Metropolitan #1) bus and this is what you get: (courtesy Google) "Ex Theater Roppongimae" ...


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I think you might be able to use a password instead. See Greyhound's Purchase Options page: Gift Ticket Orders (GTO) are available for purchase on this website. GTO allows you to purchase a ticket online for another person. This ticket is delivered to the departure bus station, under the following criteria: The buyer pays a non-refundable gift ...


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update4: new bus companies and bus search engine Meinfernbus, Flixbus, city2city, München-Stuttgart-Express and Aldi-Fernbuslinien are new to me, so I'll share this here. bus search engine: busliniensuche DeinBus.de is a another alternative. Bus transport is going to get bigger in Germany since there is no more monopoly to long-distance travel from ...


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Normally you being there in plenty of time should ensure you are the first-came, and excess passengers would be put on after the rest of you. However, this is Greyhound we're talking about, and to further complicate, this is Thanksgiving, the day of the year rules just don't apply ;) According to one source: As the ticket policy suggests, Greyhound ...


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You could try BerlinLinienBus. It's a company for cheap bus lines operated by DB. Eurolines also have domestic lines.


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The cheapest way to travel in Germany is actually to get a ride. Take a look at mitfahrgelegenheit.de or mitfahrzentrale.de/. The trip will cost about 30€ - you just share the fuel costs


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Coaches in Cuba - Astro and Viazul There are two main coach companies providing island-wide transport in Cuba: AstroBus and Viazul. Astro caters mostly to Cuban residents and intrepid travellers. Most of the seats are available for purchase only to residents with a valid ID, and just a few are available for foreigners albeit at higher rates. Overall its ...


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Thalys is definitely the fastest way of getting from Brussels to Paris. You can buy tickets directly at the Thalys website. You can also buy them at the Belgian (SNCB) or French (SNCF) railway companies. The prices are in principle identical. The trip by bus takes around 5 hours, to be compared to the 1h20 of the train trip. Apart from Eurolines you can use ...


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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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The buses that London sold to Malta are unfortunately, no longer in Malta. All 80 Mercedes buses have been exported to Sudan after they caused congestion, caught fire and were generally disliked, it seems. Indeed, the article notes, in addition to the fires: In offering the buses for sale, Transport Malta had laid down that they cannot be returned to ...


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Just to clarify first, travelling on rooftops happens on small train routes - local trains that stop at each and every small station, typically not run using electric engines, slow routes et al. For most long distance travel, this will not be the case. The stereotypical image of people hanging out of train coaches used as filler shots in montages in ...


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Amtrak Amtrak offers a series of USA Rail Passes; as of October 2015 they are 8 segments within 15 days $459 12 segments within 30 days $689 18 segments within 45 days $899 To discourage commuters from buying a pass (as opposed to a multi-ride ticket), travel is restricted to four one-way trips between any two cities and the cities in between them on ...


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Like many other cities, the metros and regular buses stop at night (between midnight and 5am most nights). There is a different night bus network (NitBus) in Barcelona and its suburbs with 18 lines (N0 to N17). I believe that the fares and passes are the same as for the day buses.


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There are no objections to taking the train from Vienna airport to Brno. However, in your precise case, the bus has two advantages. The bus is direct. You get in the bus at the airport and get out off the bus in Brno. No need to change. With the train you have to change at least once, sometimes even twice or three times. You have to carry your luggage ...


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There are some claims (common but contested) that the lower air pressure (and humidity) in a plane's cabin increases the risk of thrombosis. Another factor is that buses usually have toilet breaks every couple of hours, which gives everyone an opportunity to stretch their legs - and people are more likely to make use of these opportunities than to do it ...


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Generally when you get to the bus station, there'll be a board for information. Failing that, ask at a counter. One of these two sources will tell you the gate for the bus, based on your destination. You've not specified your country, but usually the transfers and bus numbers have been on the ticket or receipt, for example: (source on joe-orgill.com) ...


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It depends what you define as Northern Ontario and how much you want to see. Some places (Moosonee and Moose Factory for example) are train only. Many are bus only. You can fly to Sudbury on a regularly scheduled commercial flight. Heck, some people might consider Peterborough or Barrie to be northern, and you can take Go Transit (commuter trains and buses) ...


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It's very hard to prove which one is the longest. There's a 96 hour ride by Expreso Ormeño from Lima to Sao Paulo. I can't find proof that Birmingham bus ever happened.


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Last time I was in NYC overnight waiting for an early morning bus out of Port Authority, I spent a few hours in the Starbucks on 42nd Street east of 8th Avenue. You can see it from the Port Authority terminal's main entrance on 8th. The bad news is that it's no longer open 24 hours. The good news is that there's another Starbucks at 43rd and Broadway that ...


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From Wikitravel: Metro Turizm is a Turkish bus company that runs daily bus service to and from Istanbul in Turkey. Busses going from Plovdiv to Istanbul depart from Jug Station daily at 11:00, 14:00, 19:00, 22:30, and 1:00. The trip costs 40 YTL (as of the summer of 2011) and takes roughly 7 hours, depending upon the vagaries of traffic and the ...


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City bus tours are commonly known/called Hop On Hop Off in London and the UK. There is no need to book the tickets in advance, you can find the tour company representatives near most of the tourist attractions. But on of the advantages of booking the tickets in advance is, you might get them cheaper. Couple of tour operators that I recommend - The Original ...


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At the moment, the best way to find a cheap bus service is the Busliniensuche search service. It currently offers a search function across 57 companies running one or more bus lines, and all the ones that greg121 and gerrit mentioned are included there.


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iDBUS looks more comfortable than Eurolines as it is advertised. You can view pictures and videos of the bus features by searching on YouTube. iDBUS fares, in the absolute, are slightly higher than Eurolines ones and remain the same for every seat of the same bus i.e. they will not vary as the bus is filling up. You can find them on the iDBUS website. ...



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