When we think about charter bus travel, we often associate it with long trips, boring rides, and other factors that make us hesitate to engage a coach bus in Singapore or in any other country, where long rides are more common. Whether you’re travelling locally or abroad, here are a few common misconceptions about charter bus travel, and how they’re actually either not true anymore, or have been improved upon since.
Once You’re Stuck on the Bus, You’re Stuck on the Bus
One of the most common misconceptions about charter bus travel is that you’re essentially trapped in the bus throughout the entire journey from start to finish, but that’s not quite true and it doesn’t really make a lot of sense either. One of the key benefits of hiring a private bus in Singapore is that you have full autonomy over the schedule, and the bus sings to your tune, essentially. If your trip is long and you need a break, you only have to inform the driver and he’d oblige, giving you time to go to the bathroom, stretch your legs, or get a quick snack before moving on.
Group Bus Travel is Uncomfortable
Long rides on poorly equipped buses can be uncomfortable, granted, and perhaps that was the case many years ago. In 2022, this is no longer the case, as buses, from mini bus rental in Singapore, to first-class coaches, all come equipped with modern amenities you’d expect in today’s day and age, like air conditioning — a godsent in sunny Singapore — reclining leather seats, on-board entertainment, and more. With technology and innovative design, more buses are now better equipped to handle long-distance trips whilst keeping passengers on board comfortable and relaxed throughout the entire journey.
At first glance, a bus rental in Singapore’s price might seem a little steep, but there are many factors to consider, and when you break it down, it might not be as costly after all. For instance, the cost includes a mix of tangible and intangible expenses — the former includes factors like gas, tolls, having an experienced and professional driver, and other costs that make more sense being paid for in a group than as individuals. Then, you also have intangible factors like the time and anxiety saved from having to navigate the roads, be it during heavy traffic, or when you’re trying to get to an unfamiliar place.
Charter Buses are not Safe
We’ve all heard stories about fatal bus accidents just across the border and it’s understandable for one’s confidence in a private bus in Singapore to be somewhat shaken. However, professional charter companies like 3S Transport take necessary measures to ensure that each trip is as safe as it gets. In our case, we scrutinise the drivers we take on board, only hiring reliable candidates with a clean driving record and sufficient experience to navigate through difficult situations on the road. Ultimately, no one can guarantee that each trip will be 100% safe, but going the extra mile to control factors that can be controlled will go a long way in ensuring that you’ll safely and comfortably get to your destination.
For all your charter bus needs, 3S Transport has you covered. Check out our website for more information about our services.