How to Sleep In a Bus
- Determine Your Seating Position
- Window Seats and Inflatable Pillows
- Know Your Schedule
- Look for Comfort-Clothing
- Secure your Belonging
To live is to travel, and this is not just a saying. Humans have been traveling around the world since their beginning. They used their feet back then, and now the modes of transportation have been converted into hundreds of different types. When a person travels, he wants his voyage to be a comfortable one to enjoy it to the fullest. As much as gathering resources is essential for a journey, selecting the most appropriate transportation mode is also very important.
Buses are one of the most anticipated means of traveling around. There are buses which are small in size and capacity and are used to transport people from one part of the city to another. Then there are large Rapid Transit networks in metropolitan cities. These networks consist of a selected network of bus stands, underpasses, and flyovers. They are usually situated in the center of these cities and connect many vital points along the way. The buses which run on these networks are typically referred to as “Metros.”
Then there comes another form of buses. These buses are most comfortable of all and can accommodate a large number of people. These buses connect different cities of a country, and they are part of different transportation companies. The minimum time a journey can take if you are traveling through these buses is usually around 2 hours, and that too happens when two cities are nearby. Otherwise, these trips can be quite lengthy. Sometimes, these bus trips can even take you from one country to another, and these types of services are usually popular in tourist groups.
The continent of Australia is known as a tourist attraction. The cricket-loving continent and home to one of the most acknowledged mammals, such as Kangaroos, Koalas, and Duck-billed platypuses, Australia is one of the most favorite travel destinations of the tourists.
Seeing Australia while traveling on an inter-city bus can be a memorable experience for travelers. There are several bus services to carry you around, and in this article, we will give you some tips to enjoy your bus trip and make it more comfortable.
Tips to Enjoy Your Overnight Bus Trip:
An overnight bus trip can be boring for many, but not for those who follow these tips:
- Determine Your Seating Position:
Before the beginning of your journey, you should be well-aware of the seating arrangement of your bus. It is essential because selecting your seating position helps you throughout your journey. Taking a seat at the rear can be a bumpy experience, while a seat at the front can interrupt your sleep as cars coming from the other side of the road will possibly throw their lights on your face. Therefore to get a peaceful sleeping experience, it is necessary to choose a seat in the middle.
- Window Seats and Inflatable Pillows:
Having a window seat is always an exciting experience in both airplanes and buses. Although this experience can be jeopardized while you are in a plane (since clouds surround your aircraft while in the air), you can always enjoy your window-seat experience while on the bus. It also makes your journey a little more comfortable since you do not have to bump your head now and again on your neighbor’s shoulder. Take either a travel pillow or a memory foam with you and place it between the seat and the window. You can now snuggle against it and enjoy a peaceful slumber. If you are unable to sleep at night, you can still enjoy it while gazing at the scenes outside.
- Know Your Schedule:
If you are on your way to enjoying the bus ride from Melbourne to Canberra, it would be good enough if you will give your travel schedule a look beforehand. In this way, you can determine that when and where your bus driver will make a stop. It may look like something arbitrary, but knowing your timetable and schedule before the journey will help you in determining the points where you will be able to sleep because whenever the bus stops, its driver will likely make an announcement and turn on the lights. And since your journey will be long, the driver will have to stop multiple times, which will disturb your sleep. Therefore, knowing your stops prior will help you schedule your sleep.
- Look for Comfort-Clothing:
Nobody wants their travel experience to make them weary, and neither do you. Therefore, always make a careful choice of clothes which you will wear. Make a cautious selection while selecting your pants. It would be great if you will bring a trouser with you which is comfortable at the waist and made out of stretchy material.
- Cut-off your Connections:
We all know how anxious people are feeling nowadays with the use of social media, right? And having constant notifications on your phone while you are trying to get some sleep on your journey can surely get you off track. Therefore, try to cut-off all your connections and focus on your trip. Also, don’t forget to bring your sleep-mask and noise-canceling headphones and try to use them efficiently.
- Secure your Belongings:
Sleeping without peace of mind is just like torturing yourself with your own hands, and a part of this torture is because you forgot to take care of your belongings, and they are now in the front pocket of your jeans from where your neighbor can easily steal them. Therefore, try to prioritize the security of your belongings before you board the bus. Keep your money, ID, passport, and all of your necessary belongings either deep in your bag and place a lock or tie a fanny bag around your waist and keep your belongings there.
These tips can surely help you to make your trip to Australia comfortable, safe, and memorable. It is imperative to make careful choices and taking a look at your overall tour so that you can quickly confront any difficulty which follows.
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