BUS TRAVEL

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

http://www.routesinternational.com/buslines.htm

This page has links to scores of bus sites, intercity bus lines, and

charter lines on six continents.

 

United States/Canada

Greyhound Lines

http://www.greyhound.com

"Take the bus and leave the driving to us," says America's only

nationwide bus carrier.

Greyhound Canada

http://www.greyhound.ca

Schedule a trip on-line, or download timetables in Adobe Acrobat

format to print and take along.

United Motorcoach Association

http://www.uma.org

Use the searchable database to locate 850-plus scheduled carriers

and charter-bus operators throughout the United States.

 

Europe

Busabout

http://www.busabout.com

The Busabout network offers low-cost transportation to 60

European cities. An affiliated Bedabout program offers cheap

bungalow accommodations or hotel vouchers.

Bus Eirann

http://www.buseireann.ie

Irish bus lines outside Dublin are covered here.

Eurobus

http://www.frugaltraveler.com/eurobusmain.htm

From June to October, Eurobus operates coaches on three European

circuits plus a daily link between London and Paris.

Eurolines

http://www.eurolines.traveltv.net/eurolini/ruta_reg.htm

Eight European countries and Morocco are linked to Spain via

Eurolines Espana.

National Express

http://www.nationalexpress.co.uk

This company bills itself as "the United Kingdom's only national

bus and coach travel network."

Scottish CityLink

http://www.citylink.co.uk

Check timetables and fares for bus routes between Glasgow and

Edinburgh, on the West Coast, and in northern Scotland.

 

Australia

Australian Bus Lines

http://www.buslines.com.au

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 ANT

http://www.theant.com

"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.

Green Tortoise

http://www.greentortoise.com

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.

 

Sightseeing Excursions

Gray Line Worldwide

http://www.grayline.com

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.