Greyhound Bus Travel
Greyhound Bus travel is one option for you to get around on farther a field sight-seeing day trips near Vancouver (pronounced "Vancoover").
For example if you want to go up to Whistler the home of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games there are eight daily departures from Vancouver and for an affordable price you can take a Greyhound Bus travel trip and just sit back and enjoy the view.
You get on the greyhound bus at Pacific Central Station.
Pacific Central Station is right on the corner of Main Street and Terminal Avenue and across from the Main Street sky train station.
The station is an old heritage building that used to be train station but now you can board either a motor coach or a train here.
I always find it a nuisance to sort out departure times because when you call you have to go through a crazy making series of options and numbers to punch in on the phone.
Anyway, once you get past all of that you only need to show up at the station 30 minutes before the bus is scheduled to leave to buy your ticket.
There are no assigned seats so it’s on a first come first served basis.
On some routes you can choose if you want to be on an express bus that zooms straight through to your destination but mostly routes stop along the way to pick up other passengers.
Greyhound bus travel is very comfortable and easy. Sometimes they show a movie or you can read a book or chat with fellow travelers...perhaps a tourist from a far off land or gaze through the windows at the beautiful Vancouver and area coastal mountains and other scenery.
Another sight-seeing trip from Vancouver that you may want to take by greyhound bus is a trip to Victoria or Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.
The bus leaves from the station and goes on the ferry either from Horseshoe Bay or Tsawwassen.
You get off the bus for the hour and a bit for the ferry sailing and then the bus takes you into the heart of downtown in the City of Victoria.
Here are a couple of Greyhound Bus travel trip planning tips for you.
You'll save a few dollars if you buy a round trip ticket instead of one way.
Another way to save is if you plan your trip to go during the week from Monday to Thursday instead of on the end of the week or the weekend.
A lot abour Greyhound bus travel is what you make it.
It helps to be patient and have a positive attitude and you will find Greyhound will be a good way to travel at a very fair price and an adventure.
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