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Are some bus lines/classes more likely to be robbed?

Travel Forums Central/South America & The Caribbean Are some bus lines/classes more likely to be robbed?

1. Posted by SeekingSpanish (Full Member 6 posts) 4y

Hello travelers!

Does anyone know if:

1) There are certain bus lines that are more likely to be hijacked or robbed in Central America?
2) Are there different rules for bus safety when crossing borders vs traveling within one country by bus?
3) Do tours like Intrepid also get hijacked?

This might sound a little naive, but I would like to minimize the likelihood of having a gun pointed at me.

A bus got robbed at a roadblock this week, between two towns in Nicaragua I was going to travel to, on my own.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1818 posts) 4y

Nicaragua is quite dangerous still. Ecuador has seen a recent increase in robberies and even some kidnappings. Colombia is as bad as ever.

Places like Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil and the like are reasonably safe though that does not mean that you won't be pick pocketed.

If unsure, take a flight.

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4. Posted by jud85 (Budding Member 20 posts) 4y

Are you kidding?? Peru has many robberies and many crashes...Ecuador doesn't have as many as people say. Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia are pretty much equal in robberies. In Peru it is not made public because of tourism and they don't want to scare off the tourist so they keep everything hush hush.

5. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 4y

Quoting Cyberia

Colombia is as bad as ever......

That is a load of lying Bee Ess from someone who has never been to Colombia.

6. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 4y

Quoting SamSalmon

Quoting Cyberia

Colombia is as bad as ever......

That is a load of lying Bee Ess from someone who has never been to Colombia.

Not to mention the comment on Nicaragua being unsafe....I have never been there either, but Nicaragua unsafe? Come on. But this is the case with almost any answer of Cyberia: it's always very general/broad and never do I have the impression he/she has been somewhere based on that. Except maybe a few places. Oh well, we just have to live with it