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Why coach travel is the easy and cost-effective alternative to a road trip

Recently updated on November 27th, 2023 at 03:34 pm

Dreaming of a road trip but not too keen on the rising costs of fuel and the stress of navigating new roads? We’ve got you covered. Coach travel is coming back in a big way and we know why. From convenient drop-off locations and extra comfortable seats, to relaxing while someone else does the driving, here’s why coach travel is the easy and cost-effective way to roam the open roads on your next trip. 

You don’t have to fork out for fuel

With skyrocketing fuel prices, the humble road trip has become one of the more expensive holiday options. So can you how satisfy your wanderlust without breaking the bank? Coach travel. Forget hunting down the cheapest fuel prices and stressing about budgets. When you travel by coach, you can kick back and relax, knowing that all those annoying travel costs (fuel, tolls, taxes, parking, insurance, registration, maintenance fees… ) are included in the cost of your tour. You just have to make one single easy payment and it’s all taken care of. There are no hidden extras, plus you share all those extra fees and taxes between you and the other passengers onboard. Now that’s economical. 

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It’s stress-free – which means fewer arguments

A road trip conjures up romantic images of sing-a-longs, laughter, and wind in the hair. But they can also be very stressful. Navigating your way around somewhere new will inevitably fray the nerves, which leads to arguments about everything from where to go, to missed exits, and even whose turn it is to drive. If you don’t want to deal with traffic jams, unreliable navigators, people cutting you off, or backseat drivers, go for coach travel. All of these stresses are eradicated once you get on the coach… And you can leave it all in the hands of your experienced driver.

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Coach travel is safer

Did you know that you’re 66 times more likely to die in a car than in a coach? Those professional drivers are doing more than just alleviating your stress – they’re keeping you safer on the roads. With coach travel, you can have peace of mind knowing your experienced driver knows the roads, is driving a well-maintained vehicle, and by law, is engaging in regular training and health checks to ensure they are safe and fit to drive.

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You don’t have to worry about parking

Hands up if you get completely frazzled when you have to park somewhere new? You’re not alone. It’s all fun and games on a road trip until you have to not only find a convenient parking space – but cough up the costs of parking. You usually have to either park miles away from your hotel or restaurant or pay exorbitant prices for a park… Neither of which is appealing when you’re on holiday. 

One of the greatest advantages of coach travel is that hassle completely disappears. You’ll get dropped off right at your hotel or destination, so you don’t have to walk too far or pay for parking. Then, your friendly coach driver will pick you back up from a convenient spot at a set time. You basically have a personal chauffeur. Too easy! 

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It’s comfortable

Coach travel has come a long way over the last few decades. Forget rickety old buses… Today you’ll travel in style with all the modern comforts. Trafalgar has a fleet of custom coaches, complete with air-conditioning, washroom, complimentary WiFi, and plush seats with great legroom. We have lots of storage space under the coach and above the seats, so you can easily store your luggage without any fuss. While our coaches are extra comfortable, we also make regular stops so you can stretch your legs, get a coffee or a snack, and take in the views. 

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guests enjoying luxury coach travel Trafalgar

With coach travel, you can enjoy the scenery

Soaking up the scenery is one of the best parts of a road trip… unless you’re the driver. When you’re focusing on the road, you don’t really get to sit back and appreciate the passing views. One of our favourite benefits of coach travel is that you can keep your eyes glued to the window for as long as you want. Plus, you’re usually sat up much higher in a coach, so you’ll get better views than in a car. 

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Coach travel is an easy way to reduce your carbon footprint

Want to travel with a clean conscious? Coach travel is the greenest way to go. The average coach journey produces far fewer carbon emissions than cars, planes or trains, which means it’s the most environmentally-friendly way to travel. Trafalgar is also investing in low-emission coaches as part of our commitment to the five-year How We Tread Right sustainability strategy.

Stress-free, cost-effective, and eco-friendly? Travel doesn’t get better than that!

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What are your favourite benefits of coach travel? Let us know in the comments below!

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