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How To Pack For A Long Distance Coach Trip

Matt Crisp September 25, 2020

When travelling by coach for a long-distance trip, it’s important to prepare for comfort as it will transform your journey from a simple ride into a real treat and has the benefit of having you reach your destination feeling refreshed and in good spirits, ready for your holiday.

Whether you’re heading to the Scottish Highlands or travelling down to London to explore the nation’s capital, you might want to find out more about what you can expect when you’re travelling and how best to prepare for it.

Here are some top tips to ensure you’re ready for your coach trip:


  1. Packing is half the battle

As with most coaches, heavy luggage items are stowed in the hold which means you won’t be able to access it while on the move. So, make sure you pack your hand luggage wisely. For example, you might want to have something to eat or drink and a book or magazine to read. Just be sure that your hand luggage is small enough to fit in the overhead onboard storage space.


  1. Bring appropriate food and drink

Snacks are a great way of breaking up your journey and passing the time. Keep snacks relatively healthy, such as fruit, simple sandwiches, health bars and water. Try not to overdo it with crisps and sweets. Also, be considerate of other passengers, and avoid particularly stinky food such as fish or blue cheese.


  1. Stay hydrated

The last thing you want is to arrive feeling dehydrated, so make sure you have a bottle of water with you, and buy a new one at any rest stops when you run out.


  1. Dress comfortably

A long journey means you should dress appropriately and comfortably. Loose, comfortable clothing is essential, and layers are advised so you can take clothing on or off as required. Make sure you stretch before you board the coach, as it will make quite a difference.


  1. Take personal items

Pack essential personal items to take on board with you, such as toiletries so you can freshen up from time to time, deodorant, toothpaste and brush, dry shampoo and a hairbrush, wet-wipes, and also don’t forget hand sanitiser.


  1. Bring a book

Reading is an excellent way to spend time on a long journey, especially on motorways when there might not be much to see from the windows. Take a new or favourite book, or stock up your Kindle or e-reader before you travel with books or magazines. You might not have wifi or a mobile network signal during the journey, so don’t count on being able to download during the trip.


  1. Listening devices

Listening to music or podcast episodes is also a great way of passing the time. Music tends to relax and uplift you when you are travelling. Most listening devices also allow for downloads of audiobooks, which might be great to get into a new book, if you don’t feel able to concentrate on words on the page.


  1. Snooze

Sit back, recline your seat, and relax and doze off as the constant monotonous hum of the coach engine transports you to your destination. Consider bringing a travel pillow, earplugs, and an eye mask to feel comfortable and arrive feeling relaxed and energised.


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