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Taking a bus back to school? Here are 10 things to keep in mind. 

Summer’s almost over and it’s that time of the year when students are preparing to head back to school. While there are plenty of options to choose from, buses are by far the best way to make that trip. Traveling by bus is more economical, eco-friendly and way more hassle-free than flying or driving, and it’s a great way to see the country.


To make the most of your bus ride back to school, here are a few things you should consider:

  1. Choose your route: there are many long-distance bus companies that operate in the US, so take some time to research your options. Consider your budget, travel times, and desired stops along the way. 


  1. Book your tickets: once you’ve decided on a route, it’s time to book your tickets. Most bus companies offer online booking, so you can easily purchase your tickets in advance. The earlier you book, the cheaper tickets will be. 


  1. Pack smartly: While it may be tempting to carry a lot of stuff with you, remember that most buses have a luggage limit. So carry only what you absolutely must. This way, you get to travel light, and also avoid any excess baggage fees that the bus service may charge.


  1. Dress comfortably: It’s likely that you will be sitting in one place for a few hours. So pick a comfortable set of travel clothes. Anything too tight or constricting is probably not a good idea. 


  1. Stay hydrated: The weather’s been warmer than usual, so keep yourself hydrated during the trip. Most buses have an onboard restroom you can use in case the bladder needs to be emptied.


  1. Bring some entertainment: Whether it’s a book, music, or a portable game console, bring something to keep you occupied during the long hours on the bus.


  1. Mind the essentials: Make sure you have your ID, money, and any other essential items with you before you get on the bus. And check if you have them on you before getting off the bus once you have arrived at your destination. 


  1. Get the sleep gear: Neck pillows, eye masks, and any other item that can make you feel comfortable while you catch some shut eye on the trip must be on your list of things to pack. 


  1. Enjoy the ride: Sit back, relax, and take in the new sights and sounds as you travel to your destination. You’ll make some great memories (and maybe even meet some new friends) along the way!


  1. Travel with OurBus: Now for the ultimate tip! For a comfortable, affordable and hassle-free journey back to school, look no further than OurBus. It’s a favorite among students and provides service to most of the major college towns in America. When you travel with OurBus, you are in good  hands from the get go, with expert customer service just a call away. All buses are equipped with on board restrooms, free wifi and charging ports that are easily reached from your seat, yes you read that right, seating is guaranteed with your booking too! Check the schedules here to plan your trip.


Have a great start to the school year and enjoy your trip! 

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