With our globalized world that is characterized by shrinking borders, we can go to practically any point locally or internationally that we desire. There is much to offer in the modes of transportation in Chicago available, with flights by airplane being viewed as the most convenient ones. However, before you press “Confirm” on your screen when buying your next plane ticket, think again. There are several reasons why group traveling by bus is better than flying.

  • Comfort and convenience

As a starting point, buses offer much more convenience than planes. We’ve all sat at the back in economy class in cramped seats that recline around 30 degrees and you end up with a stiff neck, lower back, cramps in your legs, and an overall unpleasant experience. Buses, on the other hand, offer much wider seats, more leg room, similar levels of entertainment, and so much more.

This means you will not only be more comfortable but it will result in less stress as it’s much easier to keep track of everyone on a bus as opposed to a plane in a busy airport. There’s also the added convenience of much faster boarding and deboarding, which means you can get on the road and ultimately to your destination that much faster.

  • Design

The second reason why buses trump planes when it comes to group trips is the actual design of the bus itself. Buses are created to offer a lot more space for luggage, which can be bulky and oddly shaped as well. And the best part is that your luggage will have no way of getting lost, reducing headaches and worries about your valuable possessions.

Furthermore, buses have large windows, which means that both passengers on either side of the aisle can enjoy the scenery as the bus traverses through different locations, making it a much more enjoyable experience.

  • Amenities

Buses these days are modern and ergonomically designed for comfort. But they also possess amenities such as on-site restrooms, which you can visit at any time. It means that you do not have to wait for after take-off and before landing to relieve yourself. On a bus, you can get up and go at any time.

  • Cost

If the above isn’t enough to convince you, let’s talk about the costs. Plane flight prices are usually much more exorbitant than buses. They are based on a dynamic demand model, and this means that you’ll end up paying a high price for your trip. Yes, return trips tend to be cheaper, but nothing beats the affordability of a group bus ride. This is because the bigger the group, the lower your costs per person will be. In addition, there are no baggage fees, no additional trip taxes, and overall, you’ve got much, much cheaper tickets.

  • The final destination

Another important consideration of choosing a bus for group travel over a flight is the final destination. It may sound obvious but planes are limited to landing at airports only. Buses, however, have the entire network of roads at their disposal. This means that they can drop you off right in front of your hotel if you desire, or to a conference venue, a concert hall, a sports game, a holiday destination, or anywhere else.

  • It’s the more environmentally-friendly option

In addition to the above, buses are a much more environmentally-friendly option than planes. Why? Because they use less gas, emit less pollutants, emit less noise pollution, and they ultimately help to conserve natural resources over the long term.

  • Additional perks

Finally, there are the additional perks of making stops along the way. Unless you’re taking a connecting flight somewhere with a really long layover, you’re basically limited to staying in the airport and listening to safety and boarding announcements for the next few hours. Hardly anyone would find that pleasurable.

Yet, with a bus, you can enjoy numerous stops along the way – as many or as few as you wish – to make your journey more pleasant and to help you stretch your legs, purchase something from a store, or simply take in the sights and sounds of the location. You also travel on your own time with a group bus trip and your driver is there at your convenience for the duration of your journey. It’s like having a chauffeur but for a group.

Final thoughts

With all this in mind, we have a clear winner. Buses are certainly the way to go for group travel as opposed to flying. Sure, it will take a bit longer to reach your final destination. But the added comfort and convenience, not to mention the cost savings, will be a bonus.

If you’re planning a group trip and you need some assistance, don’t hesitate to chat with us! At Bus Connection, we’re just a call away and ready to take you on your next adventure. Simply reach out to us and we’ll make sure you have an unforgettable, comfortable, and relaxing trip.