Ever wanted to take a trip and been hit with the overwhelming urge of where to start? Want to take a bus and not sure which option is right for you? Well Travelstart have you covered! They have launched a new bus booking platform which allows you to easily compare the cost of different bus companies to make your life easier and save you loads of time. There are so many different bus companies and you could spend hours trawling through the different sites trying to find the best option for you.
I am all for sites like these. Planning a holiday can be stressful and trying to find the right transport can be a big task! Anything that can save me time and money is a huge win in my books.
When you first enter TravelStart Buses you can choose all of the particulars. Your starting point, destination, your dates, and the number of people travelling. You can search for either a one way or a return ticket. According to the website infants travel for free if they are sitting on the lap of an adult but this is limited to one per passenger.
Once you’ve clicked search you can let the Travelstart buses platform do the hard work for you. In less than a minute I already had a whole lot of different options that I could take. You will be told which option is the cheapest but there are so many other options you can choose from. I was also shown which options were budget/saver/flexi/full flexi/luxury which is always useful to know depending on what you are looking for.
Once you have been shown your options there are different filters that you can choose from. You can choose to filter by bus company (only choosing certain ones out of the options given), by price (you can choose the highest and lowest amount to pay), and you can filter by ticket type. Remember the different comfort that options I mentioned above? Now is the time to filter through them to find what you’re looking for.
After you have chosen your preferred departure times and bus company you can click on the book now option at the top of the page. This will take you to the admin side of things where you need to fill in the passenger information. Here there are 3 different options for discounted tickets. If you are a senior citizen, student, or a child you could get a reduced ticket. However, a relevant ID should be presented to prove this.
Not only is this service convenient for trips around South Africa but it can also be used for trips to other parts of Africa. If you’re looking to travel outside of the country to one of our neighbouring countries then Travelstart buses can help you out as well. Windhoek, Harare, and Maputo are just some of the destinations that you can visit outside of South Africa.
So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your next holiday today and let the Travelstart buses booking platform help you make the journey as easy and painless as possible!
You can find more information about this service (as well as a fantastic infographic) here.
Do you also find services like this helpful? Where’s the first place you’d like to take a trip to? Let me know in the comments below!
This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Travelstart but all views are my own.