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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 water....


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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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Greyhound provides a locator on their website. Just type in the city where you're stopping and it will give you the station(s) there and their addresses, even phone number and hours. That's tricky to answer, it depends on where you're going, whether there's an event there, what time of day, etc., but generally my experience with bus travel is always the ...


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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" (EXシアター六本木前)...


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Welcome to North American bus travel! This trip requires you to take three buses each way. 1. a long trip on Greyhound from Toronto to Chicago, crossing the border at Windsor/Detroit. 2. a short hop from Chicago up to Milwaukee on Greyhound and 3. a medium distance trip across Wisconsin operated by Greyhound's partner company Jefferson Lines. As per ...


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Here are some things not covered in other answers: In larger cities, the Greyhound stop will be an actual station, where you will go inside a terminal, find the correct gate, and get on a bus. Unlike airlines, you do not need to "check in". Generally the departure gates are fixed by destination, so a bus going to a given destination almost always leaves ...


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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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I would definitely check Blablacar.fr. There's always a connection that suits your needs.


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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 one,...


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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 you'...


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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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Spain has a very extensive intercity bus system, in fact they have one of the larger bus systems in Europe. You'll likely find it easy to travel without a car. That said, it depends where you go. There are very different levels of service across regions and specific cities. If you're close to a beach or a city you'll likely find plenty of bus connections, ...


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The reason passengers are not allowed on the car decks on ferries is that it is illegal. The reason for it being illegal is of course safety, preventing theft from cars, fire hazards (people smoking in their own cars) etc. This is from Marine and Coast Guard Agency (UK) on ro-ro passenger ships. 3.1 The SOLAS Convention Chapter II-1 Reg. 20-3, requires ...


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Yes. It counts. You will enter the Schengen area as part of this trip. Under the right circumstances, you can make certain international-to-international air connections without entering Schengen, as airport transit lounges are secured areas that may permit you to get to your next flight without going through immigration. That is not how buses work. The ...


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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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A bus runs between these two cities a few times per day, operated by ARRIVA MORAVA a.s.. You can find the exact schedule on the IDOS - Trains + Buses website: For some reason it's impossible to buy the tickets online, but you shouldn't have any issues getting one on the spot from the driver. The price is 35CZK per leg.


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As I thought after a look on a map, there are options to travel by trains without going through Paris. At a random date and time from the French SNCF site: 09H05 RENNES to 10H16 LE MANS change 10H43 LE MANS to 11H43 ST PIERRE DES CORPS change 12H03 ST PIERRE DES CORPS to 12H42 POITIERS Or, (this time from the German website) Rennes ...


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There is a night train-ferry across the Baltic, which (for example) leaves Germany (Sassnitz) at 23.15 and arrives Sweden (Trelleborg) at 03.15. The whole point of the night train is that train passengers are allowed to stay in their sleeping berth for the crossing, but they can also wander around the ship including the train deck. I suspect the difference ...


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At Busbud, a bus search tool I work for, we did a little study on the price of bus vs blablacar ride sharing in France. It's in French, hopefully you can get the gist of it: bus is often cheaper but it's worth checking both options. Here are some of the relevant bus companies that partner with Busbud in France and from France to Spain: Ouibus, Flixbus, ...


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There are three kind of solutions: Expensive and fast : train (capitainetrain.com), plane (airfrance.com, hop.com) Fast and cheap : sharing a ride (blablacar.fr), plane (volotea.com, easyjet.com, ryanair.com) Slow and cheap : buses (flixbus, megabus, ouibus, isilines, eurolines) => You can use goeuro.com to check prices and durations (that site includes ...


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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 22:...


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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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