The buses that
travel from city to city in Australia, are usually called
"Interstate bus". Australia had before
quite a few companies that operate this kind of transportation,
but fusions reduced to basically one company.
The fact is that less and less people are
travelling by buses due the cheap airfares.
Urban buses are found in all towns and cities
but there is some cities which the bus does not
cover many areas. Australians love their cars
and the comfort they provide, and as soon as the
petrol prices are still economical, less people
will use the bus for transportation. Th e
solution is make public transportation for free
or at least affordable comparing to the use of a
car. Big cities such as Melbourne and Sydney,
have a good urban network, but the others are
very limited and dear to use. For those wishing
to travel Australia by bus, one of the options
is to travel with Greyhound.
operates almost all main
cities and towns of Australia, and offer
different methods of travelling, from passes to
the number of kilometres or days you choose. You
can drop off in one town and jump in in another
or in the next day, as soon as you have booked
passes are divided
basically in two categories: In the first, you
can choose the cities you want to visit, and in
the second the number of kilometres you want to
travel. The biggest pass is the Around Australia
which costs something around A$ 2.300. With this
pass you will travel 22.000 km, and at least you
may have 48 days to do this trip. The pass is
valid for one year but your Visa may be not. You
can by passes by sections, for example, a pass
from Sydney to Cairns, back by plane to Brisbane
and them Brisbane Sydney. The same can be done
related to the Km option.
our private conclusion is
that if you have a limited time to travel
Australia, you should do some travel by plane,
because Australia is immense and there are some
parts by road that have not much to see. Reserve
the trip by road to areas that you know will be
of interest. If you want to contact Greyhound,
the internet address is www.greyhound.com.au
a nice trip !
on everybody that the bus is gonna shake!