6 Things You Need To know Before Booking Your Bus Ticket

Online booking is a piece of cake!

1. Buy tickets in advance before they are sold out

Don’t be afraid of technology. Shopping online is easy. Just browse through the internet to find companies that sell tickets online. GotoBus, for instance, let you buy a bus ticket from the comfort of your home.

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Many Bus Operators list their service on GotoBus. Simply type the website name on any internet browser of your preference. Or download the mobile app. on your smartphone if available. The next step would be to go to the search box to look for a specific time, routes and dates. Once you find what you want, select the number of passengers in your party and click the “Add to Cart” button. This places your selected item into the shopping cart while you continue to browse.

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Good Reasons for Choosing Bus Travel in Europe


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The Tourist Town of St. Wolfgang in Austria

 1. Environmental friendly travel

One of the great things about Europe is how close the countries are. For example, you can easily travel from Germany to France to Italy and back north to the Czech Republic in a matter of a few days, and, more important, for a very reasonable fee. Bus travel in Europe is one of the most affordable ways to travel these days, not to mention one of the most environmentally friendly! Because many European cities have very old city centers, modern transportation hubs like airports and train stations, were built on the outskirts of these cities. However, buses are able to drive right into the city centers to drop passengers off, meaning that you’ll be able to get off the bus and waste no time in starting your exploration.

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Yellow Bus from Student Agency Bus Operator

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3 Things You Need to Know about Copa America Centenario

Copa America Centenario 2016

We’re getting excited for the big soccer tournaments that are happening this summer! Though it’s not on the same scale as the World Cup, the Copa América Centenario is a major soccer tournament in which the top teams from North and South America will compete to be the best nation in the Western Hemisphere. This very special event is going to be held in 10 different cities across the United States starting on June 3rd, when the United States takes on Colombia in Santa Clara, California. The final will be played on June 26th at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

1. Combination of Two Major Tournaments

The Copa América Centenario is actually the combination of two separate tournaments: the Copa América, represented by South American nations; and the CONCACAF Gold Cup, represented by North American nations. The Centenario celebrates the 100th anniversary of the very first Copa América competition.

The complete list of cities hosting matches is as follows: Santa Clara, CA; Orlando, FL; Seattle, WA; Pasadena, CA; Chicago, IL; Glendale, AZ; Foxborough, MA; Philadelphia, PA; East Rutherford, NJ; and Houston, TX.

Copa America MetLife Stadium in New Jersey
MetLife Stadium in NJ – Photo credit: Chris Paul 2014

2. How to Get to the Host Cities for Copa America Games

Luckily for you soccer fans (or football fans, if you’re not from the U.S.), GotoBus.com carries bus services between many of the major cities that will be hosting the matches. You can build a fantastic trip around these games whether you want to explore New York City, lounge in the Los Angeles sun, see the colonial architecture of Boston, or plan an exciting family trip to the theme parks of Orlando.

Bus travel is a great way to get around while remaining environmentally friendly since it’s essentially a large carpool. Through GotoBus, you’ll also be able to book your hotel stay, meaning that everything you need to book for a perfect vacation will be right at your fingertips. Booking your bus and hotel together makes you eligible for some special discounts that you won’t find anywhere else. The Washington D.C. bus to New York City is a very popular line and will get you to one of the best cities in the world with plenty of time to explore before the big game. New York to Boston and New York to Orlando are also cheap bus routes that will save you some money for your Copa America trip.

3. Best Players and Soccer Teams in the World

Centenario Stadium in Uruguay
Centenario Stadium in Uruguay – Photo credit: Rodrigo_Soldon

What are the teams to watch? The United States will have home field advantage, and many U.S. fans will be hoping that their team can upset some of the favored South American teams. Brazil, a perennial favorite, has provided a home to some of the best players ever, like the legendary Pelé. Fan favorite Neymar will try to lead his teammates to success. However, Neymar’s teammate at FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi, will have something to say about that as he tries to ignite Argentina’s attack.

Messi is considered the greatest player of his generation, and one of the greatest of all time. If you have the chance to see Argentina play, you will be fortunate enough to see one of the true masters of the game work his magic. Of course, there will be another Barcelona player trying to provide the spark for his nation: the temperamental, but incredibly gifted, Luis Suarez of Uruguay is a favorite to score the most goals of the tournament; hopefully, he’ll keep a cool head and not make any rash decisions that could get him into trouble. Don’t count out Chile, the winners of last year’s Copa América, led by the hard-working Alexis Sanchez; Colombia, who made an impressive run during the 2014 World Cup; and Mexico, a team that can hold its own with the big boys and always provides an unexpected upset.

Head over to Gotobus.com now to reserve your bus tickets so you can get out there and support your team. May the best squad win!

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GotoBus Expands Bus Routes to Europe


Traveling in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Traveling in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Planning a trip to Europe?

At GotoBus.com, we are proud to announce the expansion of our bus ticketing services in Europe! The first schedules have been released in partnership with Student Agency, a leading bus operator based in the Czech Republic. We expect to release more bus routes across Europe in the upcoming months as we partner with the major bus companies in the region.

GotoBus Europe Bus Coverage
GotoBus Europe Bus Coverage

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10 Tips for Long Distance Bus Rides

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Travel is a whole lot of fun, and that’s our motto at GotoBus. But at the same time, travel can be stressful. You can enjoy the destination, but sometimes the journey can be particularly painful, especially when you have to share a confined space with a handful of strangers. We care about our customers’ concerns and have been listening to your comments, complaints, and helpful suggestions. Following your cue, we’ve compiled some ideas for things to pack and what to stay conscious of when you’re going on a long distance bus trip. If you take these recommendations to heart, you will travel stress-free!

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Cheap Bus Tickets Online – Where to Buy?

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This is a question I ask myself every time I need to travel to a different city. And if you’re like me and like to save money, then that can be it a little bit of a challenge. The places I usually travel are NYC, Boston, Orlando and North Carolina to visit family and friends. I used to be the kind of person who didn’t like to go online and buy tickets in advance because I thought it was unnecessary. Instead, I would to go to the bus stop and buy them directly from the driver or whomever was there handling tickets. Unfortunately on two separate occasions, that didn’t work out too well.

Avoid the hassle by buying tickets online

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Affordable Bus Tickets Online at GotoBus.com

The first time I got stuck in Boston and was unable to get back to New York until very late, missing the whole Christmas’ Eve celebration; when I wanted to book a ticket online, it was too late because they all were sold out. The second time I waited for 3 hours until I was able to buy a ticket for the next bus, arriving at my destination around 2 AM. I realized it wasn’t worth it to wait for several hours to get on the next bus just because I didn’t purchase a ticket in advance. I made the same mistake twice, but by the third time, I had learned my lesson.

Tickets starting at $15 at GotoBus.com

I remember when I was in college and living on a budget; every single penny I could save was important to me. Once I was looking for the best option for a round trip ticket from New York to Boston. I did my research online and also asked friends and anyone I know who traveled that route regularly. They would often refer me to the “China buses” or “Chinatown buses.” They would say, “go online and type ‘cheap bus tickets Boston to New York $15‘” and that I should be able to find more information that way. So I did. I went online and GotoBus came up as one of my first choices. I navigated their site and found very cheap bus tickets from New York to Boston and back.

Worth it every penny

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Yellow Bus from Student Agency Bus Operator

At the beginning, I was frightened because I didn’t know what to expect from this service. On the day of my trip, I headed to the bus stop with my printed bus ticket, stood in line prior to boarding the bus, presented my ticket, and proceeded to pick my seat. The interior of the bus was clean, the seats were reclinable, and the bathroom was in decent shape.
I loved the fact that the bus operator, Coach Run, made a stop halfway through the trip so that passengers could get off the bus and use the restroom, grab something to eat, and stretch their legs. Doing this helps to keep bathroom usage on the bus at a minimum (less bad odors on the bus).

Make your life easier, buy tickets in advance

I really liked the convenience of this service and how inexpensive the bus tickets ended up being. I became a regular customer of GotoBus and will keep using it in the further. From now on I only buy tickets online in advance to be sure I don’t have to wait for the bus so long and can be at my destination on time.

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5 Popular Cities You Must Visit on the East Coast

Atlantic City
Atlantic City

Wouldn’t it be easy if you could book your bus tickets and your hotels at the same location? At GotoBus.com, you can, because we’re all about making it easy for you to take care of all you need to get ready for your next big trip, whether you’re embarking on an extended vacation, taking a quick weekend getaway, or heading home after a long semester at school. We believe travel should be a stress-free task and do everything we can to keep it that way. All up and down the Atlantic coast of the United States, you will find exciting cities loaded with fun activities every day, for both locals and tourists alike.

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When is the Best Time to see Washington’s Cherry Blossom?

In 1912, the mayor of Tokyo sent a gift of thousands of Japanese cherry trees to Washington, D.C. as a symbol of friendship between the United States and Japan. This gift started the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival, which is, hands down, the best time of the year to visit Washington. At GotoBus.com, this is one of our personal favorite events; we absolutely love the sight of the pink, red, and white flowers from over 1,700 trees all bloom together in a vibrant display. The way the colors of the blossoms play off the quintessential white marble of D.C.’s buildings and monuments seems like a match made in heaven.

When to go

The best time to visit Washington during the festival varies from year to year, a period known as “peak bloom,” when over 70% of the trees have blossomed. This year, peak bloom is expected to fall between March 18th and 23rd, and for about two weeks, you can see this breathtaking scenery in full.
Cherry Blossom in Washington DC

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And the Oscar Goes to…Your Next Vacation!

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The Academy Awards, nicknamed “the Oscars” after the trophy given to the winners, are a time-honored tradition, the most celebrated ceremony in the film industry. This year, the awards will enter their 88th year. On GotoBus, you will be able to find affordable bus tickets to LA from nearby cities like San Diego, San Francisco, and Las Vegas, as well as book your hotel stay, making for a one-stop shopping experience. Because LA is the land of movie magic, there are several places you can visit that you may recognize from famous films. We thought we’d compile a list of some of these places to help build up your Oscar buzz

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