Coach trips can be incredibly relaxing for travellers, though it is crucial that they prepare well in advance to ensure a comfortable journey.
Whether you are on the road for half an hour or three hours, it’s important you’re as comfortable as possible.
Coaches are typically a better option than trains or cars, providing ample luggage space and a guaranteed seat. This is a marked improvement over the congested train carriages seen across the UK’s rail network.
While the seats are likely to give you plenty of space, there are several other accessories that could really improve your comfort levels. Here are just a few:
1. A neck pillow
It’s very easy for your neck to become uncomfortable during a journey. Turning it too quickly or even sitting down in the wrong position can wreak havoc with your muscles, leading to trapped nerves or even slipped discs.
A great way to protect your neck on coach rides is by purchasing a neck pillow. These are especially useful if you’re hoping to catch some shut-eye on your travels. As they’re wrapped around your neck, you’ll be leaning against a cushioned surface rather than a painful arm rest!
2. Portable phone charger
Smartphones are now a vital part of our lives, keeping us up-to-date with friends, family and current affairs. Many buses already have charging ports, in which case a standard charger will do the trick, but portable chargers will be extremely useful on coaches without plugs.
No one likes running out of battery just when they need their phone the most. If you’re making plans for your day away on the bus, running out of battery can be an added hassle you don't need. However, by picking up a portable charger, you can keep your phone on for much longer and reserve extra charge in case of emergencies.
3. Food and drink
It’s important that you pack some drinks and snacks for their trip, or they could end up starting their trip hungry and unsettled.
You don’t need to pack much for a short trip, either. Simply bring some fruit, sandwiches and a few drinks for you and your friends or family and that should be enough to tide you over until you reach your destination.
For longer journeys, perhaps pack a few more things to keep you going. While you won’t be able to have anything warm, you can always try larger sandwiches, crisps and snacks such as oatcakes, which provide a slow release of energy.