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Bus Travel - Backpack Traveller

Bus Travel


Argentina

Fairly good

Belize

The bus system is fairly efficent, drivers drive fast, service better in the South, fares are high for Central America but still good.

Benin

Buses between most main towns.

Bolivia

Good bus services between major cities

Brazil

Good long distance network and are clean, comfortable and well serviced.

Burkina Faso

Shared-taxis, taxis-bus. Bus service from Ouaga and Bobo-Dioulasso.

Cameroun

Taxis buses run on all main routes.

Canada

Extensive network, clean, safe, comfortable and normally cheaper then trains.

Central African Republic

Routes between most major towns.

Chile

Long distance buses are fast, comfortable and punctual.

Colombia

Well developed and extensive.

Ecuador

Reasonable service timetables are not always followed. Trucks often double as buses.

Egypt

Buses run practically every where although they can be crowded an dirty.

El Salvador

Colourfully decorated, tend to be overcrowed. Good services on the Pan American & coastal highway. Poor service on the northern highway to Honduran border and on lesser routes.

Ghana

Between most towns, unreliable but comfortable.

Guatemala

Tend to be overcrowed even on long journeys. Dirt roads can be unpassable during the wet season

Guinea

Routes between main towns.

Guinea-Bissau

Buses between main towns.

Guyana

Buses link George town with secondary towns, no timetables and leave when full.

Honduras

A good extensive network. Prices vary between companies. A piece of paper is often handed around for every one to put their name on. This is for police at road blocks.

Iran

Bus travel is luxurious compared to Turkey or Pakistan. Worth booking in advance. Tickets usally give you your seat number.

Iraq

Buses conect most towns.

Israel

Buses are a good way to get around

Ivory Coast

Buses run between all major towns

Japan

A complicated network of buses connect most areas of the large cities.

Jordan

Buses cover most routes. The fare is usually in arabic at the front of the bus.

Kuwait

Routes are starting to be restored since the war.

Lebanon

Buses go from Beirut to most large towns

Liberia

Tarred Monrovia and Klay, Ganta(via Gbarnga)

Nicaragua

Buses on the Pan American highway are overcrowded but frequent. Else where the can just be over crowded. Sometimes trucks are used instead of buses.

Niger

Good Nationalised bus service

Nigeria

Mini buses so stop at every town others more direct, crowded, big buses bet avoided slow, uncomfortable and dangerous!

Oman

Fairly reliable and cheap

Paraguay

Extensive routes, inexpensive, quality varies

Peru

Good network, check quality of coach before buying ticket

Saudi Arabia

Buses are usually comfortable and efficent.

Senegal

Good service.

Sierra Leone

Buses on main routes

Syria

Good network of reliable and cheap routes.

Thailand

Cheaper and faster than trains, good network.

Venezuela

Generally fast and efficent




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