Old buses with no air conditioning or comfortable leg space are just some of the outdated presumptions and misconceptions about coach travel in Finland. Nowadays, when compared against cramped train and airplane travel, coaches are a rather luxurious alternative, but without the big price tag.
Regardless of whether you’re heading out on a day excursion with your friends or family, off on your holidays, coach travel is becoming an increasingly popular method of travel across the Finland.
Coach Travel Benefits
Coach travel offers a fantastic range of benefits, many of which outweigh the fuss of other modes of public transport or the cost of running a car. Let’s take a look at each of them in detail below.
Coach travel is hassle-free
There’s no denying that driving long distances, especially into cities or places we’ve never visited before, can rise your our stress levels. Trying to navigate your way around a new area with an gps or map or it’s getting stuck in traffic jams.
However, when travelling by coach, you’re able to sit back, relax, and let one of our drivers deal with the roads. Instead of worrying about whether you’ve taken the right exit, or if you’re in the right lane, you’ll be able to enjoy the views and socialise with other passengers.
Coach travel is very relaxing – you remove the worry and stress that can come from taking to the roads yourself, and leave it in the very capable hands of your experienced driver.
Plenty of storage space
Following on from fuss-free travel, one of the other major benefits of coach travel is that you’re not hindered by small cars or boot spaces, allowing you to take more items with you (within reason).
The benefit of coach travel is that they have large storage compartments, allowing you to take all your essentials with you.
Enjoy the scenery
When driving long distances, there’s no doubt that you’ll pass some beautiful countryside in Finland– but how much of it will you realistically be able to soak up when you’re in the driver’s seat?
Travelling by coach allows you to sit back and soak up the views as you pass the rolling countryside. The added bonus of coach travel is that you’re typically sat much higher from the other cars on the road – allowing you to catch the very best views.
Going hand in hand with lower stress is a heightened level of safety that can come with coach travel. If you don’t know the roads or aren’t sure of where you’re supposed to be going, you can be wary of what you’re doing, perhaps even feeling unsafe on a road where everyone else seems to know exactly what they’re doing.
With coach travel, you’re being driven around by a professional driver who knows exactly where he or she is going, and they will know the roads like the back of their hands, giving you peace of mind that you can remain safe when you’re making your journey.
By far one of the most beneficial reasons to travel by coach is the level of comfort you can experience. Coach travel far outweighs the comfort of train and bus travel, with their comfy modern interiors.
Our Executive coaches are very spacious, well-maintained, and offer air-conditioning for a comfortable journey. Our fleet of modern coaches also come with on-board drinks facilities, a WC, TV/DVD player, USB-Charger points – offering everything you need for great travel experience.
In this sense, travelling by coach allows you to arrive at your destination feeling relaxed and refreshed – ready to take on whatever the day ahead throws at you.
Now, this may seem like a minor and possibly strange benefit of coach travel, but one which actually plays a daily havoc in many car owner’s lives.
When driving your car, especially into a city, how often do you a) struggle to find a parking space and b) gasp at the cost of parking? Unless you’re prepared to walk from a distant car park, you could find yourself spending the same price to park for a day as you would on a meal out at a restaurant.
A huge advantage of coach travel is that it completely eradicates the need to worry about parking. Often, cities have great coach drop-off bays, located close to all the popular local amenities, allowing you to make the most out of your time there. Usually, your friendly coach driver will drop you off and pick you back up from the same spot at a set time, and it’s often only a short walk from the area you want to go and explore.
Reduces your environmental impact
Coaches are an environmentally friendly form of transport and far less polluting than air travel. Modern coach travel is more than six times greener than driving by car or air and twice as ‘clean’ as going by train. If all those passengers had their own cars and travelled individually, there would be a significant increase in their carbon footprint.
Over the past few years, lots of research has been carried out to look at ways to reduce the environmental impact our growing population is having on the planet, with coach travel being named as one of the best transport solutions.
Discover more Finland !
If this past year has taught us anything, it’s that there’s so much to see and enjoy in the Finland – which many of us haven’t even scratched the surface of.
If you want to discover more about our country and have the opportunity to experience it all without the hassle of needing to research and plan routes – then coach travel sounds like the perfect solution for you!