I need some information on the buses by eurolines. Is Amsterdam to Venice by bus feasible? Do these buses have intermediate stops and if yes then for how long????? The eurolines website shows that the total journey time will be 26 hours and also that there are facilities like toilets on the buses. Has anyone undertaken such a long journey by bus????
Longest trip I've done was from Amsterdam to Prague which was 14 hours. Yes the bus should have a toilet.
There are good and bad things, the seats are usually reasonably comfortable and for a good portion of the way you might get both seats to your self. The bad thing is that stops are random (I can't sleep when the bus is stationary) and you might stop at some random roadside store/cafe at 3am etc. Yes there are intermediate stop and will stop fairly often at major towns/cities so the route is often indirect.
Is the bus your only option? A plane or a train would save heaps of time! Also, there's nowhere you'd want to stop on the way? I'm sure theres heaps of awesome places you could and 26 hours is so long
The train tickets are getting out-of-budget now. And I tried Ryanair's website but the reviews for that are not that great....am not sure if there are any other cheap airlines/trains being operated between Amsterdam and Venice....if you know of any it will be great if I could get some help on this.
The other obvious option would be Easyjet, or you can just use a site like skyscanner that searches flights through several airlines.
I guess all depends on how much time you have to spare on your travels, budget, when you'll come back to Europe, etc. the main question is: is it worth it to spend a bit more (eg. 40 euros) to have one more day of activity while you're in Europe? Because the opportunity cost of getting such a long bus ride is that you'll have almost one less day of adventure/sightseeing etc.
But otherwise if you got a really loose schedule and heaps of spare time i guess its free accomodation for a night, hehe.
[ Edit: Edited on 13-Feb-2009, at 22:54 by Erik85 ]