Are you traveling by bus from Washington DC to NYC? You've made a great choice. Despite being often overlooked by travelers, buses are still an excellent choice for short- to medium-distance journeys. When you pick the right luxury bus service, you get all the comfort and amenities of a first-class airline -and then some- while enjoying the ease and convenience of road travel.
If you've never taken a major bus trip before, here a few tips to help you have a great trip - and a great time.
How to Prepare for A Bus Trip from Washington DC to NYC
1. Daytime vs overnight
Do you want to watch the scenery passing by, or do you want a trip where you can sleep through most of it? Either option is possible when you're traveling by bus. Pick the option that suits you best.
If you are planning an overnight trip, it's best to pack some earplugs and an eye mask. That will help you tune out whatever the other riders might be doing. Speaking of...
2. Try to get a seat towards the front if you want to sleep
Bus rides tend to be a bit bumpier in the back 1/3 of the bus, as opposed to the front and middle. There isn't a huge difference, but it's noticeable - particularly if you're trying to sleep and you're sensitive to movement.
3. Pack some snacks
Unlike airlines, you're fully allowed to bring snacks onto a bus! Most buses will make at least one stop along the way, so passengers can get a quick meal or buy additional snacks, but you'll usually save a bit of money by bringing your own onboard.
4. Bring your mobile devices
Most luxury buses now offer on-road Wi-Fi services, and usually for free! It's simple to surf the web throughout your journey, or even stream movies as you like. In most cases, you'll also have access to a power outlet, so it's a great opportunity to top off your batteries as well.
5. Take off your shoes
On a bus, everyone does it. It's an amazingly effective way to make your trip more comfortable. Just remember to put them back on before disembarking!
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