Ever since I took a three-day bus trip from Los Angeles to New York at the
age of 18, I've had an aversion to bus travel in any form. Still, millions of
people around the world ride buses happily every day, and who am I to
question their wisdom?
For the ultimate compendium of information on bus travel, open
your Web browser to:
Routes International: Bus Sites
This page has links to scores of bus sites, intercity bus lines, and
charter lines on six continents.
"Take the bus and leave the driving to us," says America's only
nationwide bus carrier.
Schedule a trip on-line, or download timetables in Adobe Acrobat
format to print and take along.
United Motorcoach Association
Use the searchable database to locate 850-plus scheduled carriers
and charter-bus operators throughout the United States.
The Busabout network offers low-cost transportation to 60
European cities. An affiliated Bedabout program offers cheap
bungalow accommodations or hotel vouchers.
Irish bus lines outside Dublin are covered here.
From June to October, Eurobus operates coaches on three European
circuits plus a daily link between London and Paris.
Eight European countries and Morocco are linked to Spain via
This company bills itself as "the United Kingdom's only national
bus and coach travel network."
Check timetables and fares for bus routes between Glasgow and
Edinburgh, on the West Coast, and in northern Scotland.
Australian Bus Lines
This massive site has listings and links for intercity, local, and
charter lines throughout the country, with a few tram and rail lines
tossed in for good measure.
Adventure Bus Tours
"The ultimate hop-on/hop-off backpacker travel network" operates
two bus loops in California, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico. An
ANT pass is good for six months.
Buses with bunk beds and "millions of miles of character" carry
tour members to Alaska, Death Valley, New Orleans, Costa Rica
and other destinations in North and Central America.
Gray Line Worldwide
Gray Line's headquarters Web site describes bus sightseeing tours
in 2UU American and foreign destinations. Also see Grey Line
Canada at http://www.greyhound.ca.