RegioJet/Student Agency – Not Your Daddy’s Bus

I’m using buses quite a few times on my travels through Eastern Europe, so I thought I would go ahead and post about the experience as its own post since so few people in the U.S. are ever on a bus after they get out of school. Additionally, I think there are probably some impressions of bus travel based off sensational photos that one occasionally sees out of developing countries with people sitting on top of the bus, hanging on to its side, laying on the hood, and doing everything possible to cram 200 people into a bus designed for 60.

The bus line I’m using is RegioJet which is booked through an organization called Student Agency. Despite its name, it is not just for young kids on backpack tours of Europe. Instead, it is a reliable, well-appointed service that runs on time and offers great value.

The best option for my trip from Prague to Bratislava

The best option for my trip from Prague to Bratislava

 

The seats are very comfortable, if a tad cramped in regards to width and leg room. Individual entertainment screens at each seat offer internet access, movies, TV, music, and games. In addition, there is wi-fi available on the bus and all of this is included in the tariff. There are complimentary hot beverages and snacks and cold beverages available for purchase. Here is what the interior looks like..

Individual video entertainment screens

Individual video entertainment screens

A comfortable bucket seat with leather trim

A comfortable bucket seat with leather trim

 

And, for an idea of costs, my trip from Vienna to Prague – about 4.5 hours – cost 15 euros. My trip from Prague to Bratislava was even less – 10 euros – for a 4.5 hour trip. And, so far, the stations have been very close to my hotels. Needless to say, I think this is a great option for getting around this part of the world.

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