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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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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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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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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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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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You can go by train for a bit less money than Amtrak by using the commuter services: take the Coaster from San Diego to Oceanside, and then take a Metrolink Orange County Line train from Oceanside to Los Angeles. The regular adult fare for the Coaster from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Oceanside is currently $5.50, and Metrolink from Oceanside to Los Angeles ...


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I like to use Travel Line in the UK, it does trains, coaches, buses, underground and can even give routes part car, part other transport. Enter Heathrow, airport, adjust the time to when you expect to leave the terminal and the date, enter Bournemouth and have it run. If you forget to enter details it will ask for them. But do set the date for the right ...


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You'll find few people claiming that busses are more comfortable than trains, all things being equal. A train network is much more expensive to initiate than a bus network, which works on a road network built, not for the purposes of transferring people or goods by bus, therefore is much more likely to exist, anyway. Ergo, as mass long distance leisure ...


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Usual regional (not highspeed) trains don't require (or offer) reservations; so yes, you can just go there, buy a ticket, and enter the train. However, the South Korean "standing seat" system (if I understood it correctly) is not known here. With reservation, you'll have a guaranteed seat; and without reservation, you may have to stand (anywhere) or ...


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Your Greyhound will certainly leave from Port Authority in New York, some tickets don't have the door or gate number printed on them, but everything is available at the station. I've done this myself on a few occasions, it's a big station and they've organized it a little like an airport in the sense where they have some panels up with the next departures ...


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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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The train is not that expensive in Belgium. It even tends to be cheaper than in, say, France or Germany. For example, Brussels-Ghent is €8.90 one-way for an adult and there are also multiple discount offers that could be relevant. There are many long-distance busses to or from Belgium but I don't think there are any for trips within the country and I doubt ...


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rome2rio is a multimodal transport search engine that mixed flight, bus and ship. Compared to fromatob it search much faster and cover bigger area. It also show the route of each option in the map. (the upper one is exeter, uk-Hong kong searched by fromatob and the lower is same route searched by rome2rio)


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I checked the Belgian railway site for you and they mention that folding bikes are free of charge. The Flanders bus company 'de Lijn' has a mention of bikes on their Dutch language site, in short you can take a folded bike for free if you do not bother other passengers but no full size bikes at all. Als u de andere reizigers niet hindert, mag u wel ...


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I once took a bus from Toronto, ON (Canada) to Yellowknife, NWT. It took 80 hours. However, I seem to recall switching buses once in Calgary, AB. A search on (search at Greyhound suggests there is a transfer in Winnipeg, which I don't remember). That makes it about 2000km. Or 3400km if it was Calgary (it doesn't cut through the US).


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Like in some other countries, this RUT identifier is only for tax purposes, including VAT. There is little information in English on how the system works precisely, but this RUT number field on the bus reservation system is intended at Chilean tax payers. VAT/sales tax is collected on sales between businesses (compared to some countries charging it only to ...


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Isn't it this one (taken from this site):


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It might be possible to do this by bus, but neither the Greyhound nor Burlington Trailways websites will show the itinerary as valid, since it requires literally a zero minute connection in Iowa City, and you have a very high risk of missing the connection. This unbookable itinerary starts with BTW schedule 1205 in Chicago, leaving at 11:00 am and arriving ...


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Parts of the Strætó web site (the bus line operator) is unfortunately only in Icelandic. Here they write: Vinsamlegast biddu vagnstjóra aldrei um að stöðva vagninn annarsstaðar en á biðstöð. Það getur haft í för með sér mikla slysahættu, bæði fyrir farþega og aðra í umferðinni. Roughly translated to English: Please never ask the bus driver to ...


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I am back from my journey, which included Strætó bus 51 from Reykjavík-Mjódd to Höfn i Hornafirði, with a change of buses and drivers in Vík. On three occassions (two between Reykjavík and Vík, and one between Vík and Höfn i Hornafirði), a passenger or group of passengers requested to get off the bus at an intersection or farm that did not have an official ...


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I'm not sure why they don't just post the bus schedule, but I guess the exact times depend on the flight schedules of multiple airlines any given day, so it might change frequently enough that having a set schedule would be impractical. There are buses to basically all flights. Generally the first departs around 5:30 to the airport and the last returns ...


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Having arrived at Malta airport February 1, 2016, there was a booth (I think towards the right hand side from Arrivals) where I was able to purchase a Tallinja card for €21 for 7-days. The booth also accepts Amex cards. This covers the whole of Malta and Gozo (Għawdex). Whether or not this can be topped-up I'm not sure.


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I've messaged the official Tallinja Facebook page (great customer service by the way!) and received the following reply: So the answer is yes, you can do that.


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While there does not seem to be a real pattern, the lines have been designated to make their itinerary clear. All bus lines are numbered from 20 to 99. The two figures forming the number of the line each represent a neighborhood in Paris. So when boarding any bus, you can guess if it goes to the neighborhood you want. Some itineraries changed since the ...


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TFL Website Have you tried TFL's bus map webpage? Bus Maps by City Area It allows you to download PDF's with bus maps by city area (Central, North West, North East, South West, South East). Interactive Maps You can also view maps interactively from the site. Zoom in to view the bus stops, click on the bus stop you need, and zoom out to see the bus ...


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There aren't many interbigcity busses. There is one company (http://www.flibco.com/en) which provides cheap and good busses if you come from an airport to some major cities which might be interesting to you. If you come from Brussels airport, keep in mind that there's a Diabolo tax applied. This results in a cost of 26€ to go from there to Ghent, give or ...


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Get a bemo from Senggigi to Mataram's Mandalika bus terminal (Terminal Bis Mandalika), from where there should be semi-regular onward bemos to Labuhan Lombok (about 2 hrs). Prices are fixed and should be listed on the notice board at Mandalika, it was Rp. 11,000 a few years back.


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Train travel between Poland, Lithuania and Latvia is currently very cumbersome. The following thread may be relevant for this: Are there trains beween Tallinn, Riga and Warsaw? This means that you should go by bus. As an example, Lux Express, has a daily departure to Vilnius, from where you can proceed to Riga. Currently, the bus leaves Warsaw at 18:25 and ...


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As I understood from your original question, you think that you can't use a train because of lack of the Belarus visa, but you can get the transit Belarus visa, and with it you can get to the Moscow in 18 hours! with train Warshaw - Moscow (in Russian, live timetable in English can be found here). If this is still not an option for you, why bothering ...


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Inside Paris (the municipality, which is basically the same thing as zone 1 on transport maps) and in the innermost suburbs, you can go everywhere with the metro (and in places RER), but buses provide a useful complement to get closer to some destinations or if the trip by metro would require a detour and changes. There's no real system. Most bus lines cross ...



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